Marty Block

Senator from the 39th District at California State Senate

Marty Block

Marty Block

Senator from the 39th District at California State Senate

Biography

PUBLIC SERVICE
Senator Marty Block was elected in November of 2012 to represent California’s 39th Senate District, including the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar, and Solana Beach.
He chairs the Senate Education Budget Subcommittee, the Capitol Knesset, and the Legislative Jewish Caucus.
Block was elected to the California State Assembly in 2008 where he represented the 78th Assembly District until his election to the Senate. He served as chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee for three years.
Block previously served for 8 years as a member of the San Diego County Board of Education and then served 8 years as President of the San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees.
During that period he also served as a San Diego Superior Court Judge pro Tem, Statewide President of the California County Boards of Education, President of the San Diego Chapter of the American Jewish Committee, and Founding Chair of the San Diego Latino/Jewish Coalition.
LEGISLATIVE HONORS
Since his election to the Legislature, Senator Block has been honored as the Legislator of the Year by the:
American Legion of California
Crime Victims United of California
Faculty Association of California Community Colleges
Multiple Sclerosis Society – Pacific South Coast Chapter
Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
San Diego Deputy District Attorney’s Association
San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council
San Diego County Democratic Party

He has also received the March of Dimes Legislative Champion Award, the Courageous Leadership Award from the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, the 2013 Solar Champion Award, the Distinguished Service Award by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, the Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego President’s Award and the infrequently bestowed Lanterman Award from the California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability.
CAREER EDUCATOR AND ATTORNEY

Senator Block served as a dean, professor, and legal advisor at San Diego State University for 26 years. While at SDSU he also served as the Founding Chair and Director of the National Higher Education Law and Policy Institute. Block received outstanding faculty awards five times and was given the university’s Distinguished Service Award upon his retirement.
Prior to this work at San Diego State University, Block served as the Director of Student Legal Services at Western Illinois University, and prior to that he taught history for five years in Skokie, Illinois.
EDUCATION
After attending Syracuse University, Senator Block earned his B.A. in Political Science and Education from Indiana University, and his J.D. from DePaul University in Chicago. He has lived in the 39th Senate District for more than 30 years.

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Senator from the 39th District at California State Senate
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BA in Political Science & Education
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Senator from the 39th District
2012 - Current

California State Senate is the senate branch for California.

Representative from the 78th District
2008 - 2012

The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. It consists of 80 members, with each member representing at least 465,000 people. Due to the state's large population and relatively small legislature, the State Assembly has the largest population-per-representative ratio of any state lower house and second largest of any legislative lower house in the United States after the federal House of Representatives. As a result of Proposition 140 in 1990 and Proposition 28 in 2012, members elected to the legislature prior to 2012 are restricted by term limits to three two-year terms (six years), while those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years in the legislature in any combination of four-year state senate or two-year state assembly terms.Members of the assembly are generally referred to using the titles assemblyman (for men), assemblywoman (for women), or assemblymember (for all genders). The State Assembly convenes at the California State Capitol in Sacramento. In the current session, the Democrats control 54 seats, forming a supermajority of the chamber. Republicans control 25 seats.

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