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Scott J. Svonkin
The Honorable Scott Svonkin is a community college trustee, businessman and long-time community activist. Scott and his wife, Jennifer, raise their two children in the Valley, where they work to improve the lives of families by promoting good public schools, safe neighborhoods and a prosperous community.
Scott pursues his goals through service to the community and grass-roots activism. He grew up in Los Angeles County, and has spent time working in the business world, in government, and for non-profits. Scott is currently Senior Advisor to Sheriff Lee Baca and is President of the Los Angeles County School Trustees Association. In 2011, he was elected to the Los Angeles Community College Board. For years he was President of the Svonkin Consulting, Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs firm. As a former businessman with Prudential, a former member of Mayor Tom Bradley’s staff and a Community College Instructor at Valley College, Scott has demonstrated leadership with vision.
Scott Svonkin serves as the Chairman of the Los Angeles County Insurance Commission; he is a former President for the California Respiratory Board as well as a former board member of the Children’s Hospital L.A. Huckleberry Fund.
Previously Scott spent years with Prudential where he received the Community Champions Rising Star Award, as well as their Hero Award for creating a voter registration and grassroots program. Scott also formerly worked for Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and taught at Los Angeles Valley College, where he also served on their foundation board. Scott was also Chief of Staff to California Assemblyman Paul Koretz (D-West Hollywood).
A native of Los Angeles County, Scott attended public schools his entire life. He received his B.A. from Cal State University, Northridge.