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Preceded by  Robert K. Dornan
Nationality  United States
Succeeded by  Carlos J. Moorhead
Political party  Democratic
Preceded by  Alan Sieroty
Name  Mel Levine
Succeeded by  Tom Hayden

Mel Levine
Born  June 7, 1943 (age 72) Los Angeles, California (1943-06-07)

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Meldon Edises Levine (born June 7, 1943) is an attorney and former Democratic Congressman from California. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1983 to 1993.


Early life

On June 7, 1943, Levine was born in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1960.


Levine was student body president (1963–64) and valedictorian at the University of California, Berkeley. After attending Princeton (MPA 1966) and Harvard (JD 1969) Universities, he was admitted to the California bar in 1970.


In 1970, after Levine was admitted to the California bar, he set up a private law practice.

He was a legislative assistant to U.S. Senator John V. Tunney from 1971 to 1973. He served in the California State Assembly from 1977 to 1982. He served in the House of Representatives from 1983 to 1993. In 1992, Levine entered the Democratic primary election for the U.S. Senate, but lost the nomination to then-Congresswoman Barbara Boxer. He supported the 1991 Gulf War Authorization Act, which authorized the use of United States Armed Forces pursuant to United Nations Security Council Resolution 678. He lives in Santa Monica where he is currently a partner in law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the Board of Directors of the Pacific Council on International Policy.

In Aug 2013 Levine was appointed by Eric Garcetti, the mayor of Los Angeles, to become a member of the Board of Water and Power Commissioners. On Sept 11, 2013 Levine was confirmed to become a member of the Board of Water and Power Commissioners by the Los Angeles City Council. Levine is the President of the Board of Water and Power Commissioners.


Levine is married to New Yorker journalist Connie Bruck. He has three children from a previous marriage: Adam, Jake and Cara. He lives in Pacific Palisades.


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