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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 45

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Jesse Gabriel

Constitutional Rights Attorney
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Fight for access to affordable and quality education from Pre-k to higher education.
  • Fight to protect our environment, hold major corporations who are responsible for hurting our environment responsible.
  • Fight to keep our neighborhoods and communities safe by investing in infrastructure, smart growth and public safety.



Profession:Attorney, LA County Commissioner
LA County Commissioner, LA County (2013–current)
Associate (Lawyer), Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (2010–current)
Commissioner, The Los Angeles County Commission on Local Government Services — Appointed position (2013–current)


Harvard Law School Juris Doctor (J.D.) (2008)
University of California, Berkeley Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science (2004)


Jesse Gabriel is a Los Angeles County Commissioner and constitutional rights attorney who has represented clients before the United States Supreme Court.  He is currently suing the Trump Administration in two landmark lawsuits which seek to protect undocumented children known as Dreamers. Through his legal work and legislative advocacy, Jesse has assisted Holocaust survivors, victims of domestic abuse, and communities facing the threat of hate-motivated violence.  Jesse has also helped to resolve complex business disputes through his work with a major law firm.  Prior to beginning his law practice, Jesse worked to advance the Democratic Party agenda in the United States Senate, where he served as a senior advisor to former United States Senator Evan Bayh.


A committed environmentalist and longtime community activist, Jesse serves on the board of directors of the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters and the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, and as a Commissioner on the Los Angeles County Commission on Local Government Services.


Jesse lives in Encino with his wife Rachel Rosner, an affordable housing attorney, and their sons Ethan and Joshua. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and UC Berkeley.  

Who supports this candidate?

Individuals (68)

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $981,307

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Jesse Gabriel
SEIU California
UA Local Union 250
Employees of The Wonderful Company
Employees of Sutter Hill Ventures

More information about contributions

By State:

California 92.94%
District of Columbia 1.76%
New York 1.17%
Florida 0.77%
Other 3.35%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.29%)
Small contributions (0.71%)

By Type:

From organizations (20.76%)
From individuals (79.24%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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