Patty Berg (politician)

Patty Berg (politician)

Patty Berg (born June 6 1942, Seattle, USA) was first elected to the California State Assembly in November 2002 to represent the 1st Assembly District. The 1st district includes Del Norte County, Humboldt County, Mendocino County, Lake County, and Trinity County as well as parts of Sonoma County. She is a Democrat. Berg has been a widow for 16 years

Early life

Berg has been a resident of Humboldt County for thirty years. Originally from Seattle, she graduated from California State University at Los Angeles with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology & Social Welfare in 1967.

Local politics

Berg founded the Executive Director of the Area Agency on Aging serving Humboldt and Del Norte Counties for 19 years. While there, she grew the agency from a staff of 4 and a budget of $300,000 to 25 employees and a multi-million dollar budget. Berg was a regional leader advocating for policy change in Sacramento and Washington, DC on issues related to aging.

In 1993, she wrote the Humboldt County Crime Prevention Plan and chaired its first Crime Commission. Berg then worked in partnership with law enforcement taking a number of steps to make local citizens safer.

Berg has a history as an advocate for women’s rights and a woman’s right to choose. In 1982, she helped found “CHOICES” Humboldt County’s first pro-choice Political Action Committee. She also developed California’s first K-12 comprehensive family life education curriculum in 1980, which was implemented in 80% of Humboldt County School Districts. Patty designed and taught a course through Humboldt State University to teachers and parents who adopted the curriculum. The training module was published and distributed nationally.

Berg retired from the Area Agency on Aging in 1999 and later that year, ran the immensely successful campaign preventing Wal-Mart from building on the coast.

tate Assembly

She currently serves as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long Term Care as well as Chair of the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture.

External links

*State Assembly Website

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