The Info List - Mike Feuer

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MICHAEL NELSON "MIKE" FEUER (born May 14, 1958) is an American politician and lawyer who has been serving as Los Angeles City Attorney since July, 2013, after defeating incumbent City Attorney Carmen Trutanich on May 21, 2013.

Feuer was previously elected to three two-year terms in the California State Assembly , representing the 42nd Assembly District . He was elected in 2006 on the Democratic ticket, and reelected in 2008 and 2010.

Feuer served as a member of the Los Angeles City Council
Los Angeles City Council
from 1995 to 2001, representing the 5th Council District . In 2001, he was a candidate for Los Angeles City Attorney. He placed first of four candidates in the primary for the non-partisan office, but lost the run-off to Rocky Delgadillo . Prior to seeking office, Feuer served as executive director of Bet Tzedek Legal Services - The House of Justice and was a lawyer in private practice.


* 1 Before Politics * 2 City Council * 3 First run for City Attorney and after * 4 Race for Assembly * 5 Assembly Member * 6 City Attorney * 7 Personal life

* 8 References

* 8.1 Notes


Feuer was born and raised to a Jewish family in San Bernardino, California
. Feuer's first electoral victory came in fourth grade when he was elected class president at Parkside Elementary School, a racially-mixed public school. He graduated in 1976 from San Bernardino High School.

Feuer received both a bachelor's degree (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa ) and a law degree (cum laude) from Harvard University
Harvard University
. He later served on the Harvard Law School Visiting Committee, which reports to the Harvard Board of Overseers. He practiced law at two of California’s leading firms and served as a judicial clerk to the California
Supreme Court .

Feuer served as executive director of Bet Tzedek Legal Services - The House of Justice. The Los Angeles Daily Journal declared that Feuer transformed Bet Tzedek into a “national success story” by establishing programs to help Alzheimer’s patients, victims of the Northridge earthquake and L.A. civil unrest, and Holocaust survivors striving to obtain restitution. At Bet Tzedek, Feuer oversaw free legal representation for more than 50,000 elderly, poor, and disabled clients on issues including health care, nursing home abuse, consumer fraud, and slum housing.


From 1995 to 2001, Feuer served as the 5th District member of the Los Angeles City Council. He was elected to fill a vacancy caused by the election of Councilmember Zev Yaroslavsky to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Feuer was elected over Barbara Yaroslavsky , the outgoing councilmember's wife. While on the Council, Feuer led committees on business tax reform, children’s and seniors’ issues, and ethics in government. He wrote ordinances and created new programs to combat gun violence, expand decent, affordable housing, protect seniors from elder abuse , advance the rights of women and girls, enhance environmental quality, improve emergency services and public safety, promote better race relations, and reform City government. Feuer chaired the City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee, delivering balanced multibillion-dollar budgets and intervening to ensure meals and transportation for seniors in need, jobs for disadvantaged youth, basic services for Los Angeles’ neighborhoods and funding to promote literacy. Feuer reached the two-term limit for his city council seat in 2001, and ran for city attorney.


In 2001, Feuer ran for City Attorney . He placed first in the nonpartisan primary for the office, taking 39% to opponent Rocky Delgadillo's 38%, but was defeated in the runoff, with Delgadillo taking 52% to Feuer's 48%. Afterward, Feuer worked in private practice and taught at the UCLA
School of Public Affairs. He also wrote articles on children, seniors, government reform, violence prevention, consumer rights, the justice system and the environment in California’s leading newspapers. He served as a commentator on National Public Radio
National Public Radio
member KPCC .


In 2006, Feuer defeated West Hollywood
West Hollywood
Mayor Abbe Land and three others in the Democratic primary for the 42nd Assembly District seat. Feuer won the general election against Republican Steven Mark Sion with more than 72% of the vote. In 2008 he was reelected, defeating Sion again with more than 76% of the vote. He was elected to a third and final term in the Assembly in 2010, defeating Republican Mary Toman-Miller with more than 73% of the vote.


Feuer served as the Majority Policy Leader of the California
Assembly and Chair of the Assembly's Judiciary Committee, writing many public safety, children's health, transportation, consumer protection and environmental laws. He also served as chairman of Budget Subcommittee No. 5, dealing with information technology and transportation. He also served on the Environmental Safety -webkit-column-width: 30em; column-width: 30em; list-style-type: decimal;">

* ^ California
Manufacturers Part B; Metro Desk section, written by Deborah Schoch. It states: "A former Los Angeles city councilman, Feuer, 48, spent eight years as executive ...", thereby sourcing the 1958 birth year given above. * ^ Times of Israel: "Los Angeles’ Jewish Electoral Sweep" by Pini Herman May 23, 2013 * ^ A B A Matter of Integrity by Tugend, Tom. Jewish Journal . May 11, 2001. © 2006-7 The Jewish Journal. All Rights Reserved. Accessed August 17, 2007. * ^ A B C D E F G H I California
Assembly Biography Archived 2007-02-23 at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
. Accessed August 17, 2007. * ^ Former Los Angeles City Councilman, Michael Feuer, Joins Morrison "> in Business Wire on Nov 13, 2001 from FindArticles.com -- sources starting date for Bet Tzedek work. * ^ Riordan\'s Silence in City Attorney Race May Be at End Archived 2006-08-19 at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
. by Fine, Howard. In Los Angeles Business Journal . March 12, 2001. * ^ Open for Business - Los Angeles City Council
Los Angeles City Council
published in Los Angeles Business Journal on June 25, 2001 from FindArticles.com -- provides date for Feuer's leaving city council. * ^ Official Election Results: June 5, 2001 City of Los Angeles General Municipal "> published by the Los Angeles Business Journal on Nov 19, 2001 by Amanda Bronstad from FindArticles.com] -- sources his post-city council work, and loss to Delgadillo. * ^ State Assembly: Feuer, Krekorian, Murray, Eng: Democratic primary endorsements in four crucial districts by The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board. The Los Angeles Times . May 1, 2006. Copyright 2007 Los Angeles Times. Accessed August 17, 2007. * ^ Mike Feuer
Mike Feuer
for 42nd – Exclusive Interview Archived 2007-06-13 at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
.. Gierach, Ryan. WEHONEWS.COM. Accessed on August 17, 2007 * ^ Koretz Drops Bomb on Assembly Race Archived 2007-07-09 at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
. by Gierach, Ryan. Feb. 16, 2006. WEHONEWS.COM. Accessed on August 17, 2007 * ^ California
Secretary of State. November 7, 2006 General Election Results Archived June 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
.. Accessed on August 17, 2007. * ^ Assemblyman Mike Feuer
Mike Feuer
Appointed Chair on Budget Subcommittee No. 5 on Transportation. Assembly Member Mike Feuer
Mike Feuer
News Release. December 4, 2006. Accessed on August 17, 2007. * ^ Leg Info Search Feuer and 2007-2008. * ^ "L.A. city attorney doubles number of neighborhood prosecutors". Los Angeles Times. June 2, 2014. * ^ http://www.dailynews.com/social-affairs/20140908/panorama-city-school-first-in-program-to-clean-up-neighborhoods-around-campuses * ^ Mejia, Brittny (November 6, 2014). "City attorney creates strike force to combat illegal dumping in L.A". Los Angeles Times. * ^ "L.A. city attorney alleges contractors failed to properly pay workers". Los Angeles Times. November 13, 2014. * ^ Winton, Richard (February 18, 2014). "Residents are moved out of assisted care homes sued for alleged abuse". Los Angeles Times. * ^ http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20140827/patient-dumping-allegations-against-glendale-hospital-nets-700000-settlement-with-los-angeles * ^ http://www.dailynews.com/government-and-politics/20141202/400-los-angeles-marijuana-shops-closed-home-delivery-under-fire * ^ A B http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/LA-Sues-Jesus-Lozano-Allegedly-Giving-Illegal-Immigration-Advice-Scam-290971861.html * ^ Jim Newton (2 November 2014). "Gridlock in Congress? Act locally". LA Times. * ^ "Mother charged in teen\'s possession of gun at school". Los Angeles Times. October 15, 2014. * ^ Christine Devine (10 October 2013). "What LA Is Doing About Gun Violence, Domestic Violence". My Fox LA. Archived from the original on 21 February 2015. * ^ Joseph Serna (17 September 2014). "Feuer to co-chair new national group Prosecutors Against Gun Violence". LA Times. * ^ Mike Feuer
Mike Feuer
(11 September 2014). "Justice takes to the streets of L.A.". LA Times. * ^ "100 years later, the dust settles in the Owens Valley". Los Angeles Times. November 16, 2014. * ^ http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20140325/court-rules-in-favor-of-city-controller-ron-galperin-to-audit-department-of-water-and-power-trust


Preceded by Zev Yaroslavsky LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCILMAN , 5TH DISTRICT July 1, 1994 – July 1, 2001 Succeeded by Jack Weiss


Preceded by Paul Koretz
Paul Koretz
CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLYMAN , 42ND DISTRICT December 4, 2006 – November 30, 2012 Succeeded by Brian Nestande


Preceded by Carmen Trutanich LOS ANGELES CITY ATTORNEY July 1, 2013 - present INCUMBENT

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