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Eva LongoriaÂ stepped out to support politician Kate Anderson yesterday in LA wearingÂ Naven‘sÂ Bardot BlazerÂ in White and paired it withÂ Henry & Belle‘sÂ Super Skinny AnkleÂ in Superior.Â Eva has worn both of the lines before.
Kate attended UCLA where she served as Student Body President. Â Before graduating, she got an internship in Congressman Henry Waxmanâ€™s office.Â Four days into the internship, she was offered a full-time job. Â She took it and finished her degree working full-time and taking classes at night. After graduating, she earned her law degree from the University of Chicago and clerked onÂ the D.C. Circuit.Â She then returned to work for Congressman Waxman as Counsel for the Government Reform and Oversight Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.
After getting married, Kate and her husband, Peter, decided to return home to Los Angeles. Â Kate got involved in the community, began her law career, and she and Peter started a family with the birth of twin girls, Darby and Emeline, on July 4, 2004.
When she returned from maternity leave, Kate struggled with balancing work and family as all parents do. Â She realized that employer-sponsored childÂ care would make that struggle easier. Using her experience building coalitions on Capitol Hill, she brought the idea to the managing partners, knocked on dozens of doors, and worked closely with a child care consultant. Nearly two years later, her law firm opened the first child care center sponsored by a law firm west of the Mississippi. Â This experience, along with her community involvement, inspired Kate to return to public service.Â She ran for State Assembly in 2010 in a crowded field.Â She was unsuccessful and went to work for Congresswoman Jane Harman.Â When Congresswoman Harman resigned from office, Kate wanted to findÂ a position that would allow her to use her political skills and analytical abilities to improve education.Â She found it in a non-profit child advocacy organizationÂ that works statewide on improving education, early learning and development, and healthcare.Â She runs the Los Angeles office for the organization.
Her twin daughters, Darby and Emeline, are in third grade at Mar Vista Elementary School.
Kate serves as an elected member of the Mar Vista Community Council and formerly served as President of the Hilltop Neighbors Association. Â She has also been active in Educate Our State, a parent-led advocacy organization, helping to organize rallies in support of education funding, lead house parties, and design and plan Camp Educate, which helped train parents to be advocates for education.Â Kate is also a board member of the Westside Infant-Family Network and Community Partners and is also an alternate member of the LA County Child Care Planning Committee. Â Now Kate is running for the LAUSD Board of Education in District 4 to make sure parents have a role in their childrenâ€™s education, teachers have all the resources they need to be successful, and our kids have the opportunities they deserve for their futures.