California Policy Summit 2018
Laura Friedman was elected to the California State Assembly in November 2016 to represent the 43rd Assembly District which encompasses the cities of Burbank, Glendale, and La Cañada Flintridge, as well as the communities of La Crescenta and Montrose, and the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Atwater Village, Beachwood Canyon, Los Feliz, East Hollywood, Franklin Hills, and Silver Lake. Laura has been a prominent figure in the community and taken on leadership roles in a variety of areas; as a small business owner, film and television producer, Mayor and City Councilmember, and on several boards and advocacy committees. Her work in the private sector and activism in the community have shaped her work in Sacramento. In her first term in the Assembly, Laura authored a package of bills to create new avenues for communities to tackle the affordable housing crisis. She has been tapped for several leadership roles in the legislature and currently serves as the Assistant Speaker pro Tempore for the Assembly, the Chair of the Joint Rules Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response, and the Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.