Senator Henry Stern is a sixth-generation Californian and native of this district. He credits his passion for public service as a family trait, whose diverse history includes farming and ranching, music and film, and a steadfast commitment to helping young people fulfill their potential. Senator Stern was elected to represent the 27th Senate District, which includes parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, on November 8, 2016.
Senator Stern has also lectured at UCLA and UC Berkeley, enjoys volunteering at his local Boys & Girls Club and is a member of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Advisory Committee, the Jewish Federation, the American Jewish Committee, and the Truman National Security Project.
He is an alumnus of Harvard University and UC Berkeley Law.
Henry Stern is Portuguese from his mother’s side. His mother is the actress Laure Mattos. He is very proud of his Portuguese heritage and was one of the speakers at the recent CPAC summit in Sacramento. He also spoke during the recent visit of the Portuguese Prime-Minister to the state Capitol.