David Bocarsly
Director, California Legislative Jewish Caucus
David Bocarsly is the Director of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus, the Jewish voice for justice, equity, and progress in the state legislature. The Jewish Caucus’s 16 elected officials support California’s 1.2 million Jews through legislation and advocacy. David has worked for local, state, and federal elected officials, focusing on policy issues related to housing, transportation, criminal justice, and education. He ran a successful campaign for Santa Monica Mayor Pro Tempore Terry O'Day in 2016, and has consulted on several local and regional races. Prior to his professional work in politics, David served as UCLA’s first kippah-wearing Student Body President and as a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs. He earned his Master of Public Policy degree and Certificate in Social Justice from the USC Price School. David is an alumnus of many distinguished fellowships, including the Jewish Federation’s New Leaders Project, Bend the Arc’s Jeremiah Fellowship, and America Indivisible’s Public Leaders for Inclusion Council. He serves as a delegate to the Democratic State Central Committee, on the Jewish Democratic Council of America’s Next Gen Leadership Council, and is a founding board member of the Westside Young Democrats. In his spare time, David organizes Jewish community members to advocate for racial and economic justice. David resides in the Palms neighborhood in Los Angeles where he is Treasurer of the Neighborhood Council. He also enjoys dancing, backgammon, LA sports, and scenic overlooks.