Robert "Bob" M. Stern


Bob Stern teaches Current Events in the Summer and Fall sessions.  He is past President of the Center for Governmental Studies, a Los Angeles based group that studied the government process for nearly 30 years. He has worked in the California legislature and for former Secretary of State Jerry Brown.

He was a principal co-author of the Political Reform Act of 1974 (Proposition 9), passed by 70% of California voters, and called by the 2015 book Game Changers, one of the 12 most important election results in California history.

The Washington Monthly magazine described him as a “campaign finance guru," and  Peter Schrag, in the Sacramento Bee, called him the “godfather of modern political reform in California.”