Capitol Knesset Biographies




Senator Marty Block

Senator Marty Block represents the 39thth District, which consists of nearly the entire city of San Diego, including the coastal areas of Del Mar to Coronado, as well as the core of San Diego. Elected to the Assembly in November 2008, Marty brings to the 39th District over 30 years of dedication and service to the community as a Member and President of the San Diego County Board of Education, President of the San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees, a Dean and Director at San Diego State University, a pro tem judge in San Diego Superior Court and a participant on numerous advocacy boards and commissions.

Senator Block held influential leadership position as Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee. He was also a member of the Committees on Veterans Affairs, Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy, Governmental Organization, and Accountability and Administrative Review.





Ryan Pessah

Ryan came to Sacramento for an internship with the California State University system named, the Sacramento Semester program. With an ambitious start, Ryan interned for a lobbyist while simultaneously interning with a legislative office. He completed his internship with a job placement as a legislative aide in to then-Assemblymember Jim Beall's office. Ryan also worked for Ms. Galgiani when she was in the Assembly. Currently Ryan works for the California Association of Health Facilities managing their PAC Board.