Laura Friedman was elected to the state Assembly in November 2016 to represent the 43rd District which encompasses Los Angeles, Glendale, and Burbank.
Laura has been a prominent figure in the community and taken on leadership in a breadth of areas; as a small business owner, film and television producer, Mayor and City Councilmember, and on several boards and advocacy committees.
Laura got her start in the private sector after receiving her B.A. from the University of Rochester, New York when she founded a web-based small business in 2001, and later worked as a sought after producer in the entertainment industry.
In 2009 she was elected to the Glendale City Council, served as Mayor from 2011-2012 and was re-elected in 2013.
Laura is the immediate Past-President of the Independent Cities Association and current board member of the Southern California Association of Governments where she sits on the Energy and Environment Committee. Laura also spent five years on the Glendale Design Review Board and sits on the current Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
She is an advocate for the arts community and is active with the Society of Architectural Historians and the Los Angeles Conservancy Modern Committee. Laura is a Glendale resident and lives with her husband Guillaume Lemoine, a landscape designer, and their daughter Rachel.