Howard Wayne


Howard Wayne represented San Diego County in the California State Assembly for six years. He served as chair of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee, the Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee, and the Select Committee on Biotechnology. Howard authored 61 bills that became law, including the first beach water monitoring law in the country, the first law establishing funding for breast cancer treatment, a ban on social promotion, and creation of the San Diego Airport Authority. Another of his bills, which amended the California Constitution, was approved by the voters in 2002. An attorney for 35 years, Wayne has argued six cases before the California Supreme Court. He served as a board member and president of the Mid-City Development Corporation, which was established to reduce blight in the City Heights area of San Diego. Wayne was a leader in the successful effort to bring district elections to San Diego. He now protects California consumers as a Deputy Attorney General in the California Department of Justice. He appears in court and lectures on issues affecting consumers in our state. Wayne serves as a director of the San Diego County Bar Association.