Andy Katz is a worker’s rights and environmental attorney serving his third term as an elected Board member at the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD). EBMUD is the governing body that ensures clean and reliable water in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. From 2013-2014, he served as Board President.
Andy previously worked as Government Affairs Director at Breathe California, an organization fighting for clean air and public health in our state, and he is the former Chair of Sierra Club California.
At the age of 21, he was appointed to the Berkeley Zoning Adjustments Board, where he served through 2006. On the Board, Andy fought for affordable housing and transit- oriented development, and served a term as Board President.
Andy has worked to protect our environment, clean up the air we breathe, support working families, and create jobs. He offers a deep knowledge of public policy issues and a track record that demonstrates his effectiveness as a leader. Andy has a deep commitment to labor rights, environmental protection, healthcare for all, affordable education, and to improving the lives of those he serves.
In the Assembly, Andy will fight to create good green jobs for California, protect and strengthen our climate protection and clean energy laws, and reinvest in our schools.
When elected to the State Assembly, Katz will be honored to join the Democratic, Environmental, and LGBT Caucuses.
Andy holds a Bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley, and a law degree from Santa Clara University.
Andy has made his home in Berkeley for the last 20 years.