|Member of the California State Assembly|
from the 54th district
|Assumed office |
April 16, 2018
|Preceded by||Sebastian Ridley-Thomas|
|Los Angeles Community College District|
Board of Trustees Seat 3
|Assumed office |
July 8, 2015
|Born||July 20, 1972|
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Alma mater||University of Southern California|
Carnegie Mellon University
Sydney Kamlager-Dove (born July 20, 1972) is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. She is a Democrat representing the 54th Assembly District, encompassing Mid-City Los Angeles, the Crenshaw community, Baldwin Hills, Ladera Heights, Windsor Hills, all of Culver City, and parts of Westside Los Angeles. Prior to being elected to the state assembly, Kamlager-Dove served as Trustee for the Los Angeles Community College District.
Early life and education
Sydney Kamlager-Dove was born in Chicago, Illinois. She attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She was a member of the Zeta Phi Beta sorority. She received her Masters in Arts Management from the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University. Her step-father is artist Kerry James Marshall.
In 1996, Sydney Kamlager-Dove was the spokesperson for the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) in Venice, CA. A year later, she was the organization's public art director during the restoration of the Venice graffiti pit. After SPARC, Kamlager-Dove worked as an assistant to actor Delroy Lindo. Kamlager later worked as a public affairs director for the non-profit child care corporation Crystal Stairs.
In 2010, Kamlager-Dove worked on the campaign to elect Holly J. Mitchell to State Assembly, becoming District Director after Mitchell's victory. In 2015, Kamlager-Dove ran for Seat 3 of the Board of Trustees for the Los Angeles Community College District. She won with over 52% of the vote among four candidates on March 3, 2015.
After Sebastian Ridley-Thomas announced his resignation from the California State Assembly on December 27, 2017, Kamlager entered the race to serve out the remainder of his term. She won the April 3, 2018 Special Election to represent California's 54th State Assembly district. The first bill she co-sponsored would fast-track the construction of a new arena for the Los Angeles Clippers by limiting environmental challenges.
|Democratic||Sydney Kamlager (incumbent)||41,838||55.5|
|Democratic||Tepring Michelle Piquado||11,615||15.4|
|Democratic||Breon Dupree Hollie||1,223||1.6|
|Democratic||Sydney Kamlager (incumbent)||95,643||62.3|
|Democratic||Tepring Michelle Piquado||57,760||37.7|
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