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Orinda Attorney and Community Leader

Rebecca Bauer-Kahan Announces Assembly Campaign


Bauer-Kahan Says She Will Focus on Problem Solving and Common-Sense Solutions


Orinda, CA — Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, an accomplished attorney, environmental advocate, community leader, law professor and mother, announced today that she is running for the California State Assembly in the 16th District. In a video released online, Bauer-Kahan said she is running for Assembly to ensure the state legislature is focused on the district’s and state’s most pressing issues and to better represent the community’s values.


“I am running for Assembly to stand up for our community’s core values and to bring my passion for solving problems to Sacramento. I will work tirelessly to get things done on the issues that matter most, and deliver for our community and our families,” said Bauer-Kahan.


“Today, California is on the front lines in the battle against the Trump Administration and extremists in Washington. Our community deserves a representative who will stand up to those forces and truly fight for what’s important. I hope the people of the 16th Assembly District will take a closer look at Republican Assemblywoman Catharine Baker – and once they do – they will find she is seriously out of step with the needs of this district.”


A Bay Area native, Bauer-Kahan has dedicated her career and personal time to improving her 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. She also oversaw her office’s pro bono program and expanded their efforts to include civil rights, immigration, homelessness and domestic violence. Earlier this year, she coordinated the legal services effort at SFO on behalf of the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) to assist refugees and immigrants impacted by the Trump Administration’s travel ban.


Rebecca and her husband, Darren, live in Orinda with their three children and where she is a leader in a number of local non-profits and organizations. She teaches at a local law school, specializing in appellate law and legal research and writing.


Visit to learn more about Rebecca and her campaign.


The 16th Assembly District includes parts of Contra Costa and Alameda Counties, including the cities and towns of Dublin, Lafayette, Livermore, Orinda, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Danville and Moraga.


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