Bachelor in History, University of California at Los Angeles, 1979.
Member District 42 California State Assembly, 2000—2006. City councilman District 5 Los Angeles City Council, since 2009.
Member California Pooled Investment Authority, Los Angeles County Library. Commission; founder California for Safer Streets, Cynthia Alliance Neighborhood Watch, West Hollywood Graffitti Removal Program. Administrative director Ecology Center Southern California.
Member West Hollywood City Council, 1988—2000, Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee, 1976—1986. Board directors Jewish Labor Committee, 1999—2000, Los Angeles County Sanitation District. Member of American Federation of State (founding), International Network Gay & Lesbian Officials.
Married Gail Koretz; 1 child Rachel.