Karen Bass

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Democratic California

U.S. House (California 33)

Family: Divorced; 1 Child: Emilia Bass-Lechuga

Born: 10/03/1953 Los Angeles, CA

Home: Los Angeles, California

Religion: Christian

Education: Certificate, Physician's Assistant, University of Southern California BS, Health Services, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Profession: Founder/Executive Director, Community Coalition, 1990-present Clinical Instructor, School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1986-present Adjunct Instructor, California State University, 1989-1996 Project Director, Health Careers Opportunity Program, 1986-1990 Physician's Assistant, University of Southern California Hospital

Political: Assemblymember, California State Assembly, 2005-present Speaker, California State Assembly, 2008-2010 Majority Floor Leader, California State Assembly, 2006-2008 Member, Los Angeles School Board, 2000

Congressional Membership: Board Member, Homeless Health Care Policy, 1995-present Member, Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, 1997 Board Member, California Council on Alcohol, 1992-1995 Vice Chair, Legislative Black Caucus Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Gangs, Youth, and Violence, Los Angeles City Council

Organization Membership: Founding Member, 8th District Empowerment Congress, 2002 Senior Policy Fellow, School of Public Policy, University of California, Los Angeles, 1998 Board Member, Liberty Hill Foundation, 1990-1992 Founder, Community Coalition Chair, National Advisory Board, National Leadership Forum Community