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Greetings from Zelda!
(Sheila James Kuehl)

41st Assembly

She didn't exactly play one on TV but she's now one of two openly gay assemblymembers of the California State Assembly.

(The following biographical information was copied from  California State Government's web page )

Assemblymember Kuehl is a 1978 graduate of Harvard Law School, where she was the second woman in the school's history to win the Moot Court competition. She teaches Gender and Law and Employment Discrimination at both Loyola and UCLA Law Schools in Los Angeles. In her youth, she was known as the irrepressible Zelda Gilroy of the television series, "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis."

Sheila Kuehl is a pioneering civil rights attorney and law professor who represents the 41st District of the California State Assembly.

Assemblymember Kuehl serves on the Human Services, Judiciary, Natural Resources, Public Safety, and Rules Committees.

Cofounder and former managing director of the California Women's Law Center, Assemblymember Kuehl is a national trainer on domestic violence issues for judges, prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and women's advocates.

Prior to her election to the Assembly, Ms. Kuehl had drafted and fought to get into California law more than 40 pieces of legislation on assaults against women, child support, child care, and sex discrimination in employment and education. She is a past President of the Women Lawyers' Association of Los Angeles and a former trustee of the Los Angeles County Bar.

Ms. Kuehl recently finished three years of service on the Executive Committee of the Conference of Delegates of the California Bar. She also serves on the Advisory Committee of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges' Model Domestic Violence Code Drafting Project, the Governing Committee of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, and the Board of Advisors of the new National Resource Center on Custody, Child Protective Services, and Domestic Violence. She is past chair of the boards of the Sojourn Shelter for Battered Women in Santa Monica and the Ocean Park Community Center.

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