Representative Mike Levin Sworn-In to 116th Congress

January 3, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) was officially sworn into the 116th Congress to represent California's 49th District, which includes parts of northern San Diego County and southern Orange County. Levin was joined by his wife, Chrissy, their two children, and dozens of other family members, friends, and constituents who traveled from California to celebrate.

"It is an honor to serve the people of the 49th District as their United States Representative, and I am grateful for all of the family, friends, and constituents who joined me today as I took the oath of office," said Representative Levin. "The hard-working people in our communities have called for transparent, accountable leadership on the critical issues facing our district, and I look forward to meeting that responsibility. We need to take bold action on climate change, veterans services, health care, education, and much more. I am eager to work across the aisle and get started."

Throughout his career, Levin has been a passionate leader on environmental protection, clean energy, and combating climate change. After graduating from Stanford University and Duke University School of Law, Levin worked as an attorney focused on energy and environmental issues.  In addition to his legal work, Levin served on the board of the Center for Sustainable Energy, and co-founded Sustain OC, helping accelerate the transition toward more sustainable power generation and transportation alternatives. 

As the grandson of a World War II veteran and the representative of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Levin will advocate for the active duty service members and veterans who have sacrificed for our freedom. He has spoken out about the importance of protecting the V.A. from privatization efforts, improving veterans health care and services, and expanding job opportunities for those who have served.

Levin has also championed efforts to expand access to affordable health care, lower the cost of higher education, preserve Social Security and Medicare, prevent gun violence, enact comprehensive immigration reform, and protect a woman's right to choose. He is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the Future Forum, and, as the grandson of immigrants from Mexico, a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.