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Governing Board Member
Los Angeles County Representative

Fifth District Supervisor Mike Antonovich joined AQMD's Governing Board in January 1988.  A native of Los Angeles, he holds both his M.A. and B.A. from California State University at Los Angeles.

Antonovich has experience as a government and history instructor in the Los Angeles Unified School District from 1966 to 1972, and served as a member of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees from 1969 to 1973.

He was elected to the California State Assembly in 1972 representing the communities of Glendale, Burbank, Sunland, Tujunga, Atwater, Griffith Park, Lakeview Terrace and Sun Valley. He served as a Republican Whip in the Assembly from 1976 to 1978.

In 1980 Antonovich was elected to his first term as Supervisor, representing the northern half of Los Angeles County. He served as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors in 1983, 1987 and 1991 and as Mayor in 1983, 1987, 1991, 2001, 2006 and 2011.

A member of more than a dozen local organizations and with numerous political affiliations, he was elected Chairman of the California Republican party in 1985 and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1984.

Antonovich has traveled abroad extensively, representing the United States government in Egypt, Israel and South Africa. He was a presidential appointee to the J. Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board from 1991 to 1993, a member of the Presidential Commission on Privatization 1987-88, and a member of the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations International Conference on Indo-Chinese Refugees in 1989.