As a proponent of reform within California's school system, Senator Huff has had legislation signed into law guaranteeing more funding for public charter schools and supports shifting more education money into the classroom by contracting out non-educational services. Regarding budget issues, Senator Huff would like to use our expanding economy to pay down our debt to solve the state's structural deficit and take a percentage of budget growth to create an income stream for infrastructure needs.
Married to wife, Mei Mei with four children and five grandchildren.
Most of Senator Huff's professional and business experience has been in the agricultural industry. Working through the ranks to become the youngest vice president in a grain handling corporation, he became manager-owner of the Ray S. French Company, an independent commodity wholesaler, shortly after he moved his family to Diamond Bar in 1983.
With a focus on transportation issues, Senator Huff was Diamond Bar's delegate to the Four Corners Transportation Policy Group and was Vice President of the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments. He was President of the Foothill Transit Executive Board, and founding Chairman and Executive Board Member of the Alameda Corridor East Construction Authority.
Bob Huff has served in the Assembly since December 2004 and in the Senate since 2008. A resident of Diamond Bar, he served on the City Council from 1995-2004, and served as Mayor in 1997 and 2001.
Christian, former elected church clerk, deacon and elder. Taught bible classes from 4th through adult for 28 years.
Senator Huff has had legislation signed into law guaranteeing more funding for public charter schools. He has also led efforts to continue the Standard Testing and Reporting (STAR) program for second graders and fought for parents' right to choose the best school for their children. Senator Huff has been a leader in expanding school choice for parents and students, including two reauthorizations of the School District of Choice program, the creation of the Open Enrollment Act and the nationally recognized “Parent Trigger” law.
Senator Huff was recognized as Legislator of the Year in 2011 by the League of California Cities, Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, the California Business Properties Association, recognized as the 2011 Job Champion by the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, received a perfect score in the 2011 California Chamber of Commerce Legislative Scorecard and a 100% ranking on the 2011 National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Legislative Scorecard.
Mr. Huff attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, where he earned a bachelor's degree in psychology, graduating with honors.