Ted Lempert is the president of Children Now, a national research and advocacy organization based in Oakland, California. He is also a lecturer in the Political Science Department at the University of California, Berkeley. Previously, Mr. Lempert was the co-founder and chief executive office of EdVoice, a California education reform organization. From 1996 to 2000 and 1988 to 1992, Mr. Lempert was a California State Assemblymember representing San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, and served as chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee and co-chair of the Joint Committee to Develop a Master Plan for Education. He also served on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, where he was President of the Board in 1995. Mr. Lempert graduated from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and earned his law degree from Stanford University.