Rep. Alan Lowenthal was first elected to represent California’s 47th Congressional District in 2012. A retired university professor, Rep. Lowenthal served in the California State Assembly from 1998-2004 before winning election to the California State Senate. Rep. Lowenthal’s Senate district encompassed the City of Long Beach, where he served as a city council member earlier in his political career. The Congressman also serves on the House Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure and Natural Resources. Rep. Lowenthal’s son lived on an Israeli kibbutz and he has been a longtime pro-Israel, pro-peace activist.