Why He Matters
Jared Huffman grew up in Independence, Mo., and resides in San Rafael, Calif. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of California-Santa Barbara and a law degree from Boston College. He cites his hometown hero President Harry Truman as one of his earliest political idols. Huffman first ran for public office in 1994, winning a seat on the board of the Marin Municipal Water District. In 2006, he was elected to the 6th Assembly District, which includes southern Sonoma County and all of Marin County. Prior to his election, Huffman was an attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council. Before that, Huffman worked in private practice. He says he has never lost a trial or an election. Huffman was a three-time NCAA All-American athlete and member of the World Champion United States Volleyball Team. Huffman moved to Marin County in 1991 and lives there with his wife, Susan, and two children.