Harvard Law School, J.D., 1979
Magna Cum Laude
UCLA, B.A., 1974, Summa Cum Laude
Public Service: 1991 -
Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996
from California's 24th Congressional District, which stretches from Sherman
Oaks to Thousand Oaks.
Serves on the Committee on Banking and Financial
Services, and its
Subcommittees on Capital Markets, Securities and
Enterprises and Financial Institutions and Consumer
Also serves on the Committee on International Relations,
and its Subcommittees
on International Economic Policy and Trade and
Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights.
Served on the Budget Committee, 1997. On that Committee,
authored the Sherman Amendment to the Budget Resolution providing an
additional $700 million for the acquisition of environmentally important
lands in FY ‘98. The Sherman Amendment was included in the Joint
Budget Resolution and effectuated by a $699 million appropriation.
Sherman also secured $6 million to complete the Backbone Trail through the
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
Strong advocate for fiscal responsibility, a balanced
budget, federal aid to education, the interests of working families, strong
environmental standards, expansion of national parks, and policies to
expand U.S. exports.
Elected to the California State Board of Equalization in
1990, re-elected in 1994. Chairman of the Board 1991 to 1995.
Lead the successful fight to repeal the snack tax.
Private Sector Experience: 1974 - 1991:
Participated as a staff member of a big-six CPA firm in
the financial audits of large businesses and governmental entities;
provided tax law counsel on multi-million dollar transactions; provided tax
and investment advice to entrepreneurs and small businesses; helped
represent the Government of the Philippines under President Aquino in a
successful effort to seize assets of deposed President Marcos.
Instructor, Harvard Law School International Tax Program. Member of the
Board of California Common Cause, 1985-1989.
Source: Congressman Brad Sherman