Mike Powelson (Grn-CA-30)
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Mike Powelson, Green Party, Congressional Candidate California District 30
Biography of Mike Powelson from Mike Powelson for Congress
A former laborer and carpenter, Mike Powelson has a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University and has taught at L.A. Valley College, Cal State Northridge, and Cal State Channel Islands.
Mike is a native of Los Angeles, and attended Millikan Jr. High School and Grant High School, and has deep ties to the San Fernando Valley.
Mike has worked at various jobs throughout the Los Angeles area, from boxing clothes in downtown Los Angeles to construction laborer in the Santa Clarita Valley, and it is these work experiences that motivate him to represent the majority working and middle classes of his Congressional district—the real wealth producers.
Mike speaks Spanish as well as English and has traveled to India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, and throughout Latin America, from Argentina to Mexico, and so is a strong advocate of immigrant rights for the people in his district.
Powelson has lived and worked throughout the United States, including New York, Florida, Wisconsin, and Louisiana. In 2002-2003 Mike taught at Omsk State University in Russia, an experience that provided him, along with his knowledge of Latin America, Europe, and Asia, with an international perspective that is crucial for a national office holder.