(Sacramento) – Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) took the oath of office to serve as the Assemblymember for the 16th Assembly District today in a ceremony at the California State Capitol. The oath was administered by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. The 16th Assembly district incorporates the communities of Dublin, Lafayette, Livermore, Orinda, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Danville, Alamo and Moraga.
“I am grateful that the people of the 16thAssembly District have placed their trust in me,” said Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan. “I am excited to get started working with my new colleagues to deliver for my constituents and focus on the issues important to our communities.”
Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan is an accomplished attorney, environmental advocate, community volunteer, law professor and mother. A Bay Area native, she has dedicated her career and personal time to improving our community, solving complex problems, protecting civil rights and fighting to ensure everyone has the opportunity to succeed.
As an attorney, Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan specialized in ensuring major corporations complied with environmental laws and regulations by leading internal investigations to improve their environmental practices. She also oversaw and grew her office’s pro bono program and, under her leadership, the office expanded their efforts to include civil rights, immigration, homelessness and domestic violence and served on a number of boards and committees, helping attorneys throughout the Bay Area provide their services to those who desperately need them.
Last year, Rebecca coordinated the legal services effort at SFO to assist those impacted by the Trump Administration’s travel ban. For the last seven years, she has taught appellate law and legal research and writing at local law schools. She and her husband, Darren, live in Orinda with their three children, where they are actively involved in the community.