Rebecca (Rebecca) Bauer-Kahan (D-SH16)
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Capitol: 916.319.2016
FAX: 916.319.2116
District: 925.244.1600
Suite 6320 State Capitol 1021 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

District Office:
12677 Alcosta Boulevard
San Ramon, CA 94583
Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Darren   DOB: 10/28/1978
Committee Assignments
ChairmanAssembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife
ChairmanAssembly Select Committee on Reproductive Health
MemberAssembly Committee on Banking and Finance
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Domestic Violence
MemberAssembly Select Committee on California's Clean Energy Economy
MemberAssembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Cybersecurity
MemberAssembly Select Committee on the Non-Profit Sector
MemberAssembly Committee on Utilities and Energy
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Uplifting Girls and Women of Color in California
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Police Reform
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Impact Investing for Improved Social and Environmental Outcomes
MemberAssembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials
MemberAssembly Special Committee on the Office of the Attorney General
Counties Representing
Alameda / Contra Costa


Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan was elected in 2018 to serve the 16th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Dublin, Lafayette, Livermore, Orinda, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Danville, Alamo and Moraga.

Rebecca is an accomplished attorney, environmental advocate, community volunteer, law professor and mother. A Bay Area native, she has dedicated her career and personal time to improving our community, solving complex problems, protecting civil rights and fighting to ensure everyone has the opportunity to succeed.

As an attorney, Rebecca specialized in ensuring major corporations complied with environmental laws and regulations by leading internal investigations to improve their environmental practices, while maintaining profitability. She also worked with major tech companies on intellectual property cases, involving topics including copyright, trademark and trade secret theft.

Rebecca oversaw and grew her office's pro bono program and, under her leadership, the office expanded their efforts to include civil rights, immigration, homelessness and domestic violence. She has also served on a number of boards and committees, helping attorneys throughout the Bay Area provide their services to those who desperately need them. Rebecca is the granddaughter of refugees, who came to the United States to escape the Holocaust. Their experience has shaped Rebecca's perspective, inspiring her to help others in her own community, including coordinating the legal services effort at SFO to assist refugees and immigrants impacted by the Trump Administration's travel ban.

Before serving in the legislature, Rebecca has taught appellate law and legal research and writing at Santa Clara University and Golden Gate University. She is a product of Bay Area public schools and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University Law Center. Rebecca and her husband, Darren, live in Orinda with their three young children.

In her years serving as Assemblymember, Rebecca has introduced and advocated for legislation that addresses some of the most pressing needs of our communities and her constituents. Whether it be introducing legislation to protect abortion care and reproductive health access, protecting our sensitive ecosystems, or working to promote gun safety and gun violence prevention, she ensures that our communities' needs are addressed at the state level. Since joining the legislature, the Governor has signed sixteen of her bills into law.