Andrew Lachman is a candidate for Culver City Unified School District Governing Board Member. In addition to being a parent of a CCUSD student for the last seven years, Andrew has been a community leader, a public policy advisor on state arts/art education policy for the state senate, a senior congressional staff member and a small business owner.

Culver City

Andrew has been a member of the Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD) Equity Advisory Board since 2022 and joined the Local Control and Accountability Plan(LCAP) PAC board and the Bond Oversight Committee and Culver City Education Foundation Board. He also chairs the Culver City Finance Advisory Committee providing input on bonds, taxes and budget issues.  The committee has also held hearings on public safety and affordable housing.  Andrew and his wife, Ingrid are members of the El Marino Elementary PTA and his wife Ingrid volunteers at Fall Festival and drop off.

Professional Career

In his professional career, Andrew currently serves as General Counsel for a leading technology company, and prior to that owned his own law firm focusing on small businesses, software and data privacy, as well as serving as in-house counsel for major movie studios and tech start-ups.  Andrew was a founder of and past president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Privacy and Cybersecurity Section. Andrew also served as committee staff for the California Legislative Joint Committee on the Arts and Legislative Director for Congressman Ted Lieu and taught business law and government relations courses at Woodbury University.  Andrew received his law degree from George Washington University, where he served on the International Law Review and graduated from American University with a bachelor's degree in Public Communication and Political Science.  

Community Service

Andrew has been active in his community as a member of the Culver City Exchange Club. Andrew also serves as the Leadership Development Trustee for Temple Akiba and is an alumni of the Jewish Federation New Leaders Project and Anti-Defamation League's Glass Leadership Program.  Before moving to Culver City, Andrew chaired the MidCityWest Neighborhood Council in Los Angeles, where he led efforts to repair a fractious and divided board.  In 2009 he volunteered on the Presidential Inaugural team, working on disability access issues and has advised two president campaigns on government efficiency, transparency and small business issues.  He also is president of California Jewish Democrats an affiliate of Jewish Democratic Council of America, and is a member of the Democratic National Committee where he has chaired the Small Business Council and Western States Caucus.


Andrew and Ingrid live in Culver City with their daughter, who attended El Rincon Elementary and is now at El Marino Elementary in the Spanish Immersion Program.  They have participated in AYSO and are members of Temple Akiba.  Andrew grew up in Wisconsin and Maryland. Ingrid grew up in Inglewood where she and her family moved from Guatemala and then went on to attend UCLA and Southwestern Law School.  Andrew's interest in community service comes from his father, a retired public health physician and his mother a former teacher and social worker.

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