New Legislator Spotlight: Congressman Mike Levin (D-San Juan Capistrano)

June 13, 2019

In each issue of our CLSA Bulletin, we will highlight a new member of California’s seven-member “freshman class” in the 116th Congress.

On behalf of our membership and California’s statewide life sciences community – a sector which employs over 311,000 Californians – California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) welcomes Congressman Mike Levin (D-San Juan Capistrano). We look forward to working with Congressman Levin and his team to advance policies that improve patient health and bring positive change for California patients and their families.


Representative Mike Levin serves California’s 49th Congressional District, including northern San Diego County and southern Orange County.  The grandson of a World War II veteran and immigrants from Mexico, Rep. Levin worked as an energy and environmental attorney before being elected to Congress.  In addition to his legal career, Rep. Levin served on the board of the Center for Sustainable Energy, and co-founded Sustain OC (now Sustain SoCal), an organization aimed at helping accelerate a transition toward more sustainable power generation and transportation alternatives.  Rep. Levin is a graduate of Stanford University and Duke University School of Law, and resides in San Juan Capistrano with his wife, Chrissy, and their two children.  Rep. Levin is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

Committee Assignments: 

  • House Veterans Affairs Committee
  • House Natural Resources Committee
  • House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

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