Biography

Andy Katz, a worker’s rights and environmental attorney, is serving his third term as an elected Boardmember at the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), the governing body that ensures clean and reliable water in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. In 2013-2014, he was elected 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.

Andy began his public service career in 2001, when, 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 the issues and a track record that demonstrates his effectiveness. Andy has a deep commitment to education, to social justice, and to improving the lives of those he serves. His values reflect the progressive values of our District.

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.

He has been a resident of Berkeley for nearly 20 years.

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