First elected in 2014, Autumn R. Burke represents the 62nd District in the California State Assembly. Her economically and ethnically diverse district is home to some of the world's most successful technology and aerospace companies, several of the region's most popular beaches, Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles Air Force Base, and the Forum.
A Los Angeles native, Assemblywoman Burke is an entrepreneur and small business owner with a proven record of business development and community outreach. She has worked to help provide pathways to green technology and energy efficiency for neighborhoods and disadvantaged communities. She has taken that same passion for innovation to Sacramento with a focus on policy to expand access to health care, education and living-wage jobs for all.
While in Sacramento, she has achieved successes to positively impact the lives of all Californians, including: extending California's Cap & Trade market system which has become a model for the rest of the country and the world to mitigate the harmful effects of climate change while transitioning to a clean energy economy, and convening the bipartisan Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Task Force with the goal of reducing child poverty across the state. Additionally, she was appointed to the Domestic Violence Advisory Council to advance policies that support the safety and security of all domestic violence victims.
In 2019, she furthered that success by authoring two economically significant pieces of legislation: the Loophole Closure and Small Business and Working Families Tax Relief Act and The Wayfair Implementation & Small Business Relief Act which cumulatively will bring in an additional $4.2 billion in revenue for the State. A majority of the revenue will go towards increasing aid for the poorest working families in California through the expansion of California's Earned Income Tax Credit and to schools so that they can provide our children with quality resources and education that will enable them to succeed now and in the future. She also authored landmark wildfire legislation in AB 1054 which protects Californians from unexpected electricity costs while also creating a fund to address future wildfire liabilities. The same year, she was acknowledged as a key influencer in the healthcare policy arena, as part of the Sac Bee's ongoing series on critical figures in Sacramento.
Burke is the daughter of former Los Angeles County Supervisor, Assemblywoman and U.S. Congresswoman, Yvonne Braithwaite Burke. Autumn Burke's election to the legislature marks the first time in California history that a mother and daughter have both served in the State Assembly.
Assemblywoman Burke is the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation. She also serves as the Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Career Technical Education and Building a 21st Century Workforce, and a member of the Assembly Committees on Accountability and Administrative Review, Health, Utilities and Energy, Banking and Finance. She has previously served as Vice-Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus and was recently appointed to the State Allocation Board.
Assemblywoman Burke represents the cities of Inglewood, Hawthorne, Lawndale, El Segundo, and Gardena, the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Westchester, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Venice, and Del Rey, and communities of Del Aire, West Athens, Lennox, Westmont, and Marina del Rey.