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Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino Counties, CA November 7, 2006 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Robert S. "Bob" Huff

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Member of the State Assembly; District 60

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Bob Huff has served in the Assembly since December 2004. A resident of Diamond Bar, he served on the City Council from 1995-2004, and served as Mayor in 1997 and 2001.

Assemblymember Huff is the Vice Chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee, and a member of the Education Committee, Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, Vice Chair of the Select Committee on Urban Education, member of the Select Committee on Ports and Republican Caucus Whip.

As a proponent of reform within California's school system, Assemblymember Huff has had legislation signed into law guaranteeing more funding for public charter schools and supports shifting more education money into the classroom by contracting out non-educational services. Regarding budget issues, Assemblymember Huff would like to use our expanding economy to pay down our debt to solve the state's structural deficit and take a percentage of budget growth to create an income stream for infrastructure needs.

He has received 100% legislative vote rankings from the California Taxpayers Association, the California Chamber of Commerce, the California Farm Bureau Federation, and the California Manufacturers and Technology Association. He was also awarded the 2005 Local Distinguished Service Award in Transportation from the American Public Transit Association and the Outstanding Community Leader of 2005 by the Boy Scouts of America Old Baldy Council.

With a focus on transportation issues, Assemblymember Huff was Diamond Bar's delegate to the Four Corners Transportation Policy Group and was Vice President of the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments. He was President of the Foothill Transit Executive Board, and founding Chairman and Executive Board Member of the Alameda Corridor East Construction Authority.

Born in Calexico, California, Assemblymember Huff grew up on his family's farm in the Imperial Valley. Mr. Huff attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, where he earned a bachelor's degree in psychology, graduating with honors.

Most of Assemblymember Huff's professional and business experience has been in the agricultural industry. Working through the ranks to become the youngest vice president in a grain handling corporation, he became manager-owner of the Ray S. French Company, an independent commodity wholesaler, shortly after he moved his family to Diamond Bar in 1983. Assemblymember Huff and his wife, Mei Mei, have three sons and a daughter.

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