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David Pollock

Former City Council, Moorpark, California District at-large 2014-2018

Democratic Party

David Pollock is the mayor pro tem for the City of Moorpark, a small business owner, and a proud husband and father who raised his family in the 27th Senate District. A Southern Californian since childhood, David has dedicated his life to public service.<br /> <br /> David has served on the Moorpark City Council since 2009, where he has been a champion for open space, sustainable development, and healthy living. David has earned a reputation for responsiveness to the needs and concerns of his constituents. He will bring his focus on accountable government to Sacramento as our next State Senator.<br /> <br /> <br /> Elected four times to the board of the Moorpark Unified School District, David spent 15 years helping improve academic achievement in our local schools. He led the effort for open enrollment and distinctive instructional programs, including schools specializing in the performing arts, science and technology. He was actively involved in upgrading local schools by passing two school bonds and supporting a strong academic focus. During his tenure, the Moorpark High School Academic Decathlon team won four national titles. <br /> <br /> David was the first school board member from Ventura County to serve as President of the California School Boards Association, representing nearly 1,000 school boards. As a state education leader, he helped negotiate state budgets and established a statewide trust fund for school districts to fund their post-employment benefits. <br /> <br /> Understanding our schools’ needs for statewide fiscal stability, David worked directly with then-Governor Schwarzenegger on the passage of Propositions 57 and 58, which helped establish the rainy day fund in California.<br /> <br /> In addition to his city council duties, David champions social, economic, and environmental justice issues through his leadership on the Ventura County Air Pollution Control Board and the Energy & Environment Committee of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). He serves as a Governing Board Member of Simi Valley Hospital, and on five non-profit boards, including the Simi Valley Hospital Foundation as Chair.<br /> <br /> David is a business development professional with an extensive background with large and small companies. He currently operates his own consulting business helping to grow small- to medium-sized businesses. He holds an MBA degree from the UCLA Anderson School and a BS degree from Pepperdine University. David is also a licensed commercial pilot and a certified flight instructor.<br /> <br /> David is also known for his career as a child actor where he notably played the character Rudi Stein in the 1976 classic “Bad News Bears”. Today, he lives in Moorpark with his wife, Diana, and has two grown children.