Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (Ret.)

AmbassadorBonnie Lowenthal

Bonnie Lowenthal was named to the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners in July 2017 and, during her tenure, has served as President, Vice President and Secretary. She brings a broad history of public service and deep experience in the City of Long Beach, formerly serving as a state Assemblywoman, Long Beach City Councilwoman, Vice Mayor, and member of the Long Beach Unified School District Board. Ms. Lowenthal has spent more than half her life in Long Beach, her adopted hometown, and, in addition to her political career, she has served the community as licensed family counselor, mental health consultant and educator.
Her pre-political work is rooted in the local Cambodian community and in service to the Latino community, making sure that the residents of her working-class district were well represented and taking an active role in affordable housing.
During her three terms in the State Assembly, Ms. Lowenthal’s district included the Long Beach/Los Angeles port complex – the nation’s largest – and one of the most diverse populations in the state. She helped deliver more than 18,000 good-paying transportation related jobs and authored laws to develop the California Freight Plan and protect coastal waters from invasive species. She chaired the Legislative Women’s Caucus, the Assembly Committee on Transportation, the Joint Committee on Emergency Management, and the Select Committee on Ports.
Bonnie Lowenthal earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin and a Master’s of Science in Community and Clinical Psychology from California State University, Long Beach.