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Mike Gatto visits Glendale College
Mike Gatto visits Glendale College
Published: 2014/03/21
Channel: Glendale Community College
Mike Gatto - The Phone Box
Mike Gatto - The Phone Box
Published: 2012/02/10
Channel: Mike Gatto Music
Assemblyman Mike Gatto Opens Up About Father
Assemblyman Mike Gatto Opens Up About Father's Murder
Published: 2014/05/30
Channel: CBS Los Angeles
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Best Vine AaronsAnimal 2016 || Funny Vine AaronsAnimals 2016 || BestVine
Published: 2016/11/17
Channel: BestVine
CA SB277 - Asm Gatto (D) in Opposition - June 25 2015
CA SB277 - Asm Gatto (D) in Opposition - June 25 2015
Published: 2015/06/26
Channel: David Meiners
Mike Gatto Debates Ben Shapiro on the Daily Wire
Mike Gatto Debates Ben Shapiro on the Daily Wire
Published: 2017/03/06
Channel: 43District
The Ben Shapiro Show Ep. 247 - The Left Gets Violent at Berkeley
The Ben Shapiro Show Ep. 247 - The Left Gets Violent at Berkeley
Published: 2017/02/03
Channel: The Daily Wire
Mike Gatto Full video new
Mike Gatto Full video new
Published: 2016/02/05
Channel: Elia J. Castranova Personal Injury Lawyer
TGM Feat Mike Gatto - Get By - OFFICIAL VIDEO
TGM Feat Mike Gatto - Get By - OFFICIAL VIDEO
Published: 2011/04/12
Channel: OfficialTGM
Documentary - Mike Gatto
Documentary - Mike Gatto
Published: 2009/12/07
Channel: Mattyfresh4
"Mike Gatto For a Day" by Jarvis & Daulton
"Mike Gatto For a Day" by Jarvis & Daulton
Published: 2016/06/20
Channel: Mike Gatto Is A Sweet Dude
Mike Gatto Speaks at City of Glendale
Mike Gatto Speaks at City of Glendale's Armenian Genocide Memorial
Published: 2013/06/10
Channel: AssemblyAssets
Amazed by Lonestar (Acoustic Cover by Mike Gatto)
Amazed by Lonestar (Acoustic Cover by Mike Gatto)
Published: 2016/10/23
Channel: Mike Gatto Music
TGM Feat: Mike Gatto -
TGM Feat: Mike Gatto - 'Get By'
Published: 2011/04/12
Channel: Paul Shrimpton
Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash (Acoustic Cover by Mike Gatto)
Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash (Acoustic Cover by Mike Gatto)
Published: 2016/10/30
Channel: Mike Gatto Music
Mike Gatto
Mike Gatto
Published: 2016/02/22
Channel: Reynaldo Crookshank
Former Assemblyman Mike Gatto Pleads For Help In Search For Father
Former Assemblyman Mike Gatto Pleads For Help In Search For Father's Killer
Published: 2017/11/14
Channel: CBS Los Angeles
Who is Mike Gatto?
Who is Mike Gatto?
Published: 2016/06/02
Channel: Caitlin Julia
Mike Gatto live in newcastle
Mike Gatto live in newcastle
Published: 2010/01/02
Channel: powtypowty
Mike Gatto California State Assembly Oath Video
Mike Gatto California State Assembly Oath Video
Published: 2010/07/26
Channel: hikingwithdoggies
Mr Brightside - The Killers (Acoustic cover by Mike Gatto)
Mr Brightside - The Killers (Acoustic cover by Mike Gatto)
Published: 2016/10/16
Channel: Mike Gatto Music
Jessie
Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield (Mike Gatto Live Acoustic Cover)
Published: 2016/02/07
Channel: Mike Gatto Music
Mike Gatto Live
Mike Gatto Live
Published: 2016/11/29
Channel: Amv Live Music
Mike Gatto sworn in as newest CA Assembly Member
Mike Gatto sworn in as newest CA Assembly Member
Published: 2010/06/25
Channel: silverlake1981
Mike Gatto is a Sweet Dude
Mike Gatto is a Sweet Dude
Published: 2015/05/20
Channel: Mike Gatto Is A Sweet Dude
Mike Gatto Music Covers Montage 1
Mike Gatto Music Covers Montage 1
Published: 2016/01/28
Channel: Mike Gatto Music
Assemblyman Mike Gatto Calls For Constitutional Convention to Overturn Citizens United
Assemblyman Mike Gatto Calls For Constitutional Convention to Overturn Citizens United
Published: 2012/05/16
Channel: AssemblyAccess
Lee Paul and Mike Gatto - What Hurts the Most (Live cover - Rascal Flatts)
Lee Paul and Mike Gatto - What Hurts the Most (Live cover - Rascal Flatts)
Published: 2016/02/22
Channel: Lee Paul
05 Mike Gatto
05 Mike Gatto
Published: 2013/05/10
Channel: WritersoftheFuture
Assemblyman Mike Gatto Praises Los Angeles Stadium/Convention Center Legislation
Assemblyman Mike Gatto Praises Los Angeles Stadium/Convention Center Legislation
Published: 2011/11/16
Channel: AssemblyAccess
You Got It - Roy Orbison Acoustic Cover by Mike Gatto
You Got It - Roy Orbison Acoustic Cover by Mike Gatto
Published: 2016/10/20
Channel: Mike Gatto Music
Mike Gatto on What We Should Expect of Our Legislators
Mike Gatto on What We Should Expect of Our Legislators
Published: 2010/04/29
Channel: mikegatto4assembly
Ladies and Gentelmen - Mike Gatto
Ladies and Gentelmen - Mike Gatto
Published: 2010/09/21
Channel: cinephotorooms
Mike Gatto Protects Small Businesses From Meritless Lawsuits
Mike Gatto Protects Small Businesses From Meritless Lawsuits
Published: 2013/07/10
Channel: AssemblyAssets
Mike Gatto Discusses California
Mike Gatto Discusses California's Budget and Taxes
Published: 2010/04/29
Channel: mikegatto4assembly
Assemblyman Mike Gatto Video: Preventing Pension Abuse video
Assemblyman Mike Gatto Video: Preventing Pension Abuse video
Published: 2011/05/04
Channel: AssemblyAccess
Mike Gatto Discusses Campaign Finance Reform.
Mike Gatto Discusses Campaign Finance Reform.
Published: 2010/05/10
Channel: mikegatto4assembly
Mike Gatto Discusses Bipartisanship
Mike Gatto Discusses Bipartisanship
Published: 2010/04/29
Channel: mikegatto4assembly
Mike Gatto
Mike Gatto's Nascar Experience
Published: 2015/10/14
Channel: mike gatto
Top Of The World - The Carpenters (Mike Gatto Live Acoustic Cover)
Top Of The World - The Carpenters (Mike Gatto Live Acoustic Cover)
Published: 2016/02/16
Channel: Mike Gatto Music
Mike Gatto, California State Assembly Member
Mike Gatto, California State Assembly Member
Published: 2011/04/21
Channel: TWCLocalEditionWest
Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton Acoustic cover by Mike Gatto
Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton Acoustic cover by Mike Gatto
Published: 2016/10/13
Channel: Mike Gatto Music
Video Clip: Why Mike Gatto is Running
Video Clip: Why Mike Gatto is Running
Published: 2010/04/29
Channel: mikegatto4assembly
Mr Big support Mike Gatto Band - Castle Scenes Live Acoustic Duo
Mr Big support Mike Gatto Band - Castle Scenes Live Acoustic Duo
Published: 2011/09/15
Channel: Mike Gatto Music
I Got A Woman - Ray Charles Acoustic cover by Mike Gatto
I Got A Woman - Ray Charles Acoustic cover by Mike Gatto
Published: 2016/10/11
Channel: Mike Gatto Music
Mike Gatto Says Enterprise Zone Need Reforming
Mike Gatto Says Enterprise Zone Need Reforming
Published: 2013/07/15
Channel: AssemblyAccess
Intervista al deputato Mike Gatto
Intervista al deputato Mike Gatto
Published: 2015/08/02
Channel: Mario Sabatini
Assemblyman Mike Gatto Calls For Constitutional Convention to Overturn Citizens United
Assemblyman Mike Gatto Calls For Constitutional Convention to Overturn Citizens United
Published: 2012/05/16
Channel: AssemblyAccess
Assemblyman Mike Gatto Fights to Overturn Citizens United
Assemblyman Mike Gatto Fights to Overturn Citizens United
Published: 2013/04/17
Channel: AssemblyAccess
Assemblyman Mike Gatto Discusses AB 139 on Talk Radio 790 KABC
Assemblyman Mike Gatto Discusses AB 139 on Talk Radio 790 KABC
Published: 2015/01/27
Channel: BaroutiLaw
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Mike Gatto
CA Assemblyman Mike Gatto.jpg
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 43rd district
In office
June 10, 2010 – November 30, 2016
Preceded by Paul Krekorian
Succeeded by Laura Friedman
Personal details
Born (1974-10-19) October 19, 1974 (age 43)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Danielle Gatto
Residence Glendale, California[1]
Alma mater University of California, Los Angeles (B.A.)
Loyola Law School (J.D.)
Website mikegatto.com

Michael Anthony "Mike" Gatto (born October 19, 1974)[2] is an American public official. After being elected to the California State Assembly, he served as Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, Chairman of the Consumer Protection & Privacy Committee, and Chairman of the Utilities & Commerce Committee, and was the author of several pieces of notable legislation.

Data analyses of the voting records conducted by the Sacramento Bee newspaper concluded that Gatto was among the most independent Assembly members.[3][4]

Gatto currently serves on the state of California's Delta Stewardship Council, an entity tasked with supplying the state with water and meeting the state's environmental goals.[5]

Early Life, Education, and Previous Career[edit]

Gatto grew up in the Franklin Hills and Silver Lake neighborhoods of Los Angeles.[citation needed] His grandfather was an immigrant coal miner."About Mike". </ref>

Gatto earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1996[2][6] and a J.D. from Loyola Law School in 2004.[2][6]

He worked as an aide to Congressman Brad Sherman[2][6] for five years,[7] during and after law school. As an attorney, he worked first at O'Melveny & Myers and later at Mayer Brown; his practice focused on representing small- and medium-sized businesses to resolve issues with the government.[citation needed] Gatto also served in the administrations of three different mayors of Los Angeles as President of the El Pueblo (Los Angeles Historical Monument Authority) Commission.[8]

Elections to the Assembly[edit]

Gatto won three elections in seven weeks in 2010, and was sworn into the Assembly in mid-June.[7] During the election, Gatto secured the endorsement of the Los Angeles Daily News, which wrote that Gatto was "fiscally minded and intelligent... the kind of legislator California needs."[9]

Gatto's 43rd Assembly District includes Burbank, Glendale, La Crescenta, La Canada Flintridge, and the Los Angeles communities of Atwater Village, Franklin Hills, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, the Hollywood Hills, and half of Hollywood.

2014 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 43rd State Assembly district election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Gatto (incumbent) 28,354 67.0
Republican Todd Royal 13,985 33.0
Total votes 42,339 100.0
General election
Democratic Mike Gatto (incumbent) 51,971 66.5
Republican Todd Royal 26,192 33.5
Total votes 78,163 100.0
Democratic hold

Legislative career[edit]

In 2010, Gatto introduced legislation to reduce municipal pension costs. His bill sought to cap the exposure of well-managed cities when less frugal (or corrupt) municipalities offered top officials large salaries.[10]

In October 2010, Gatto authored ACA 4, an enhanced version of a Rainy Day Fund (or "savings account") for the State of California. The constitutional amendment mandated that the legislature, during years of strong revenues, follow a strict program limiting expenditures. First, the state would have to fulfill all obligations to education, then deposit up to 10% of general fund revenues into a savings account, to be used during years of weak revenue. After that, the state would be mandated to pay down bond debt. Gatto's Rainy Day Fund legislation passed both houses of the legislature and was approved by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.[11]

In the 2011-2012 session, Gatto served as Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore of the California Assembly.[12][13]

One of Gatto's bills in 2011 would have required the state to study embedding piezoelectric sensors in state highways, which produce electrical energy by the vibrations vehicles make as they traverse the pavement.[14]

Gatto authored the California Homemade Food Act to allow small startup businesses to produce certain food products without the regulations for large commercial operators applying to them.[15] The Act was noted by KCRA as being beneficial to small businesspeople in the food-production sector.[16]Forbes Magazine stated the measure "created over a thousand local businesses."[17]

In August 2012, Gatto was appointed chair of the assembly's Appropriations Committee.[13]

In September 2012, Gatto introduced a bill requiring the California DMV to establish the California Legacy License Plate Program, bringing back exact replicas of black license plates issued in California in the 1960s.[18][19]

Gatto's 2013 legislation included a bill to forbid cities from writing tickets to motorists who park at broken parking meters that a city has failed to repair.[20] He also authored legislation which would give small businesses a safe harbor for correcting deficiencies in Proposition 65 warnings without being subject to financial penalties and lawsuits, the first substantive Prop. 65 reform ever.[21] Gatto also authored legislation to make better use of carpool lanes during off-peak hours.[22]

In mid-2013, Gatto pushed for an audit of the Child Protective Services departments in the state of California, based on the concern that they were not spotting child abuse fast enough.[23]

In 2014, Gatto introduced legislation to force Congress to address campaign-finance reform.[24] He introduced a number of measures to address hit-and-run crashes.[25] Gatto also introduced measures to curb child abuse at elementary schools,[26] and to address the problem of sexual assaults on college campuses.[27]

In 2014, Gatto also authored and got signed into law significant legislation to keep film and television production jobs in California.[28]

Two measures of Gatto's in 2014 were novel for government. One was a "Wiki-bill", using a Wikipedia-like platform to allow the public to draft legislation in the open.[29] The other was a "Government X-Prize, whereby members of the public could win awards for providing the government with intellectual property (patents or plans) to make government processes more efficient.[30]

Gatto was the lead Los Angeles negotiator for the California Water Bond of 2014, securing just under a billion dollars for the Los Angeles region to clean up polluted groundwater reservoirs, which were still full despite the California drought, so that the region did not need to import so much water from elsewhere.[31]

In 2015, Gatto introduced legislation to restrict the ability of government to store indefinitely the blood and DNA of newborn children and to crack down on government selling the blood to for-profit researchers for experimentation without the knowledge of parents.[32] He teamed up with Kerri Kasem, daughter of Casey Kasem, to author a bill allowing adult children of seniors to obtain visitation rights for their loved ones.[33]

Also in 2015, Gatto authored a major probate reform bill that allows homeowners to pass their property to loved ones without hiring a lawyer, paying to create a trust, or facing the cost and bureaucracy of probate. Of this bill, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association said, "Other than Proposition 13, there is no greater bill that we support for this year."[34]

In December 2015, Gatto was named Chairman of the Utilities and Commerce Committee, and immediately announced an investigation into the Aliso Canyon gas leak.[35] After a number of scandals rocked the California Public Utilities Commission, Gatto introduced a constitutional amendment to break up the agency.[36]

Analyses and awards[edit]

Gatto has one of the best attendance records in legislature, and one of the longest streaks of not missing a vote for any legislator nationwide.[4][37] For example, in the 2013-2014 session, Gatto had the only perfect attendance record in the California legislature, not missing one of the Assembly's 5,897 votes.[38]

In 2013, Mike Gatto earned the Robert F. Kennedy Leadership Award from the San Fernando Valley Young Democrats.[39]

In 2012, a data analysis conducted by the Sacramento Bee newspaper on voting records concluded that Mike Gatto was the second-most independent democratic legislator in the California State Assembly.[3] Subsequent analyses by the same newspaper have confirmed the same.[4]

Gatto has been published in several publications on the topic of monetary and fiscal policy, and their effect on income inequality and wealth disparity.[40][41][42]

Personal life[edit]

Gatto is married to Danielle Gatto.[2][6] They have two young daughters and a son.[43][44] He is a cousin to astronaut Mario Runco Jr.[45]

On November 12, 2013, Gatto's father, Joseph Gatto was murdered in a home-invasion robbery at his home in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California, at the age of 78.[46][47] The crime is unsolved.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Assemblyman Gatto, About". November 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e California State University-Fullerton Government Relations Department web page Retrieved June 25, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "See most, least independent state legislators". 
  4. ^ a b c "Final tally of lawmakers' votes: ayes, nays and taking a pass in 2015". 
  5. ^ "Delta Stewardship Council February 23-24, 2017 Meeting Cover Memo". 
  6. ^ a b c d "Assembly Member Mike Gatto Biography - Project Vote Smart". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Kevin Modesti (April 14, 2010). "Attorney Mike Gatto wins Democratic bid for vacant Assembly seat". Los Angeles Daily News. 
  8. ^ "About Mike". 
  9. ^ Kevin Modesti (May 21, 2010). "Vote for Gatto: Fiscally minded and intelligent, he's the kind of legislator California needs". Los Angeles Daily News. 
  10. ^ Bill Kisliuk (August 19, 2010). "Gatto introduces bill to ease pension burden following Bell scandal". Glendale News-Press. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Political Landscape: Gatto's measure would help Rainy Day Fund". 
  12. ^ "Political Landscape: Gatto garners post and speaker positions". Glendale News-Press. December 15, 2010. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b Mark Kellam (August 11, 2012). "Gatto to Chair Appropriations Committee". Glendale News-Press. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  14. ^ Ovidiu Sandru (February 11, 2011). "New Bill Could Allow California to Harness Power Otherwise Lost as Cars Travel Over Pavement". The Green Optimistic. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  15. ^ Short, April M. (April 3, 2012). "Homemade in California". Santa Cruz Good Times. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Cottage Law: Helps California Entrepreneurs". KCRA. May 21, 2013. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  17. ^ "California Legalized Certain Food Production Enterprises, Created Over A Thousand Local Businesses". 
  18. ^ "Assembly Bill No. 1658". 
  19. ^ "CA Legacy Plates". 
  20. ^ "Not So Eager Meters". 
  21. ^ "Editorial in Favor of Mike Gatto's AB 227". 
  22. ^ http://mikegatto.com/issues/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  23. ^ "Sammy Nikolayev CPS case triggers statewide audit". 
  24. ^ "Can California ignite a prairie fire?". 
  25. ^ "Gatto Legislation Would Create Alert System For Hit-and-Run Crashes". 
  26. ^ "New law will finally require training teachers to report child abuse". 
  27. ^ "New California Bill Would Change Rules for Reporting Rapes on College Campuses". 
  28. ^ "To not nix pix, California must use tax trix". 
  29. ^ "State Assemblyman Mike Gatto Uses Wiki to Draft Laws". 
  30. ^ "California Government X-Prizes". 
  31. ^ "Update on the Water Bond". 
  32. ^ "Protect DNA Privacy". 
  33. ^ "Casey Kasem's ordeal inspires law to curb elder abuse". 
  34. ^ "Die In California, Save $10,000". 
  35. ^ "Assemblyman Mike Gatto Makes Porter Ranch Gas Leak a Priority". 
  36. ^ "Bill to overhaul CPUC passes Assembly". 
  37. ^ Phillip Reese (April 26, 2011). "During last session, legislators missed 48,600 votes". The Sacramento Bee "The Public Eye" blog. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  38. ^ "Sacramento Update". 
  39. ^ "10th Annual RFK Awards".  San Fernando Valley Young Democrats web page. Retrieved June 19, 2013
  40. ^ "Fed Monetary Police Feeds Political Controversies, by Mike Gatto". 
  41. ^ "The Hill: Electing The Next President Is Electing The Head of The Federal Reserve, by Mike Gatto". 
  42. ^ "Feds Monetary Policies Stoke Income Inequality, by Mike Gatto". 
  43. ^ "CV Weekly: New Daughter for Mike Gatto". Crescent Valley Weekly. October 8, 2012. 
  44. ^ "Young Families Join Legislators at Swearing In Day at the Capitol". Sacramento Bee. December 3, 2012. 
  45. ^ "Illustrious Laghitans from Around the World". Laghitani nel Mondo. 
  46. ^ Bloomekatz, Ari. "Assemblyman Mike Gatto's father shot and killed in Silver Lake home". latimes.com. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  47. ^ "Assemblyman Mike Gatto's Father Found Shot". 

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