Henry Stern, Senator
Appointed January 12, 2023, by Senate President pro Temper Toni Atkins
Senator Henry Stern was the first millennial elected to the California Senate, and currently represents nearly one million residents of the greater northern Los Angeles region. Since his election in 2016, he’s authored numerous bills on Aliso Canyon closure, building decarbonization, oil and gas regulation, green banking, climate financial risk disclosure, public safety power shutoffs, and statewide climate targets.
Prior to serving in the Senate, where his district has been an epicenter of climate damage from flooding to sea level rise, wildfires to extreme heat, Stern was a climate attorney for State Sen. Fran Pavley and Rep. Henry Waxman as well as numerous clean energy companies and frontline community organizations. He earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 2004 and his law degree from UC Berkeley in 2009. He is a surfer, hiker, cook, husband, and new dad.