Adam Schiff Bio
Adam Bennett Schiff (born June 22, 1960) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for California’s 28th congressional district since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, Schiff has served in Congress since 2001.
Biography Adam Schiff
Schiff represented the 27th congressional district from 2001 to 2003 and 29th congressional district from 2003 and 2013, which initially included the areas of Alhambra, Altadena, San Gabriel, Burbank, Glendale, South Pasadena, Temple City, Monterey Park, and Pasadena. In 2010, his district’s boundaries were redrawn to include, among others, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta-Montrose and Sunland-Tujunga, as well as large slices of central Los Angeles including Hollywood, the Hollywood Hills, West Hollywood, Echo Park, Silver Lake, and Los Feliz.
Schiff is an influential voice for the Democratic Party on foreign policy and national security issues in the House of Representatives. He currently serves as the chairman of the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He is currently on leave from the House Appropriations Committee which he joined in 2007. He previously served on the United States House Foreign Affairs Committee and serves on the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee.
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Adam Bennett Schiff
June 22, 1960
Eve Sanderson (m. 1995)
|Education||Stanford University (BA)
Harvard University (JD)
Early life, Adam Schiff education, and career
Schiff was born in Framingham, Massachusetts, the son of Edward and Sherrill Ann (Glovsky) Schiff. He was raised in a Jewish family, and moved to Danville, California, during high school. He graduated from Monte Vista High School and received a political science degree from Stanford University and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.
After Harvard Law School, Schiff began working as a prosecutor in the Los Angeles branch of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. While an assistant U.S. Attorney, he gained attention by prosecuting a case against Richard Miller, a former FBI agent convicted of “passing secret documents to the Soviet Union in exchange for a promised $65,000 in gold and cash.” The first time Miller was tried, it resulted in a hung jury; the second time, it resulted in a conviction overturned on appeal, and the third time he was convicted.
California State Senate
Schiff was elected to the California State Senate in 1996, after two unsuccessful bids for state assembly. He chaired that body’s judiciary committee during his one term.
Although Schiff was elected to California’s 21st State Senate district, the area the district currently represents has changed through redistricting, and the area Schiff originally represented is now roughly considered the 25th Senate district.
During his tenure in the state senate, Schiff authored Senate Bill 1847, Chapter 1021. Signed into law in 1998, this created the Pasadena Blue Line Authority, which continued work on the stalled then-Blue Line light rail extension to Pasadena, which would later be named the Gold Line instead.
U.S. House of Representatives
Schiff is currently serving his ninth term in Congress.
Personal life Adam Schiff
Schiff and his wife Eve have two children, Alexa and Elijah.
Schiff has participated in multiple endurance challenges, including triathlons and marathons. Schiff was the only Congressman to participate in the inaugural Washington, D.C. triathlon in 2010 and has since participated in other races in Philadelphia, New York City, and Malibu. In 2014, Schiff was the first member of Congress to participate in the AIDS/LifeCycle, a seven-day charity bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise awareness and funding to fight HIV and AIDS. Schiff is vegan.
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