Luz (Luz) Rivas (D-SH43)
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Capitol: 916.319.2043
FAX: 916.319.2143
District: 818.504.3911
Assemblyman
Suite 4350 State Capitol 1021 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

District Office:
9300 Laurel Canyon Boulevard
Arleta, CA 91331
Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2024
DOB: 2/6/1974
Committee Assignments
ChairmanAssembly Select Committee on Nonprofit Sector
MemberAssembly Committee on Public Employment and Retirement
MemberAssembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Youth Homelessness in San Bernardino County
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Biodiversity
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Wildfire Prevention
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Native American Affairs
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Biotechnology
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Cybersecurity
MemberAssembly Committee on Communications and Conveyance
MemberAssembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife
MemberAssembly Select Committee on 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Latina Inequities
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Offshore Wind Energy in California
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Poverty and Economic Inclusion
Counties Representing
Los Angeles

Bio

Luz M. Rivas was born in Los Angeles to an immigrant family and grew up in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. She attended LA Unified schools before earning a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from MIT and a master's of education from Harvard. Luz has built her career at the intersection of engineering and education before entering public service. She worked as an electrical design engineer at Motorola before founding DIY Girls, a nonprofit that provides enrichment programs focused on encouraging young girls to pursue careers in science, engineering, and technology. In 2016, she was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti to the Los Angeles Board of Public Works.

Luz was elected and sworn into the California State Assembly in June 2018. Since then, Luz has been appointed as the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and currently serves on the Assembly Committees on Budget; Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation; Health; Local Government; Revenue and Taxation; and the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management. She is also the Chair of the Select Committee on the Non-Profit Sector and serves on the Select Committee on Latina Inequalities and Select Committee on Coastal Protection and Access to Natural Resources.

During Luz's time in the Assembly, her priority has been to uplift and empower underrepresented communities. She has been extraordinarily successful as a leader in delivering substantive policy, such as reforming the state's response to homelessness, providing universal school meals to all K-12 students, creating the California Youth Empowerment Commission to increase youth civic engagement, and advocating for environmental justice through her role as the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources. Luz believes it is her highest honor to represent the community she grew up in.