Lloyd E. Levine

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Lloyd Edward Levine (born 1969) is a Democratic politician who represented California's 40th State Assembly district between December 2002 and November 2008. In the Assembly, Levine served as the Majority Whip and then as chair of the Committee on Utilities and Commerce where he shepherded legislation on renewable energy, energy efficiency, solar, and digital infrastructure. Levine was known for his effort to enact a spay and neutering law for some pets, his effort to ban incandescent light bulbs, his program to promote fitness, and his plastic bag recycling program.[1]

Levine was termed out of the Assembly at the end of 2008 and lost to Fran Pavley in a primary election that year for a state Senate seat. Prior to being elected to the Assembly, Levine served as Legislative Director to former Assemblymember John Longville.

After leaving the Assembly, Levine founded and has headed Filament Strategies.[2] He was named to the founding advisory board of the University of California Riverside School of Public Policy in 2014 [3] and in 2018 was named a Senior Policy Fellow at that school.[4] Levine has consulted on issues relating to the environment and technology, including closing the digital divide in California and increased electric vehicle adoption.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Levine earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Riverside, and he received an "Outstanding Alumnus Award" from UCR in 2005. He has also completed his course work toward a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy and Administration at California State University, Sacramento. He currently resides in Sacramento. Levine married Edie Lambert, KCRA-TV station anchor (Sacramento) on September 21, 2008 in Seattle, WA. They have two daughters.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "AB 1634 Official Site - California Healthy Pets Act". Social Compassion in Legislation. August 2008. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  2. ^ Levine, Lloyd. 2018. "Closing the Digital Divide: A Justification for Government Intervention." In The M in CITAMS@30. Edited by Casey Brienza, Laura Robinson, Barry Wellman, Sheila Cotten, and Wenhong Chen. Bingley, UK: Emerald; Levine, Lloyd 2018. "Energy Policy and the Digital Divide: Broadband Deployment and Adoption are Insufficient to Meet the Needs of Demand Response and the Smart Grid." ICER Chronicle, vol. 9, December, pp. 31-38 [1].

Succession boxes[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Fabian Nunez
State Assembly Majority Whip
February 9, 2004 - December 6, 2004
Succeeded by
Karen Bass
Preceded by
Robert Hertzberg
California State Assemblyman, 40th District
2002-2008
Succeeded by
Bob Blumenfield