FAMILY: Married, with a son and daughter who are products of Irvine Unified having attended Canyon View Elementary, Sierra Vista Middle School, and graduating from Northwood High School. His wife, Michele, is the Past President of the Northwood High School PTSA and the Canyon View Elementary PTA.  Irvine resident for 21 years.


EDUCATION: Political Science degree, with minor in Public Administration, from University of Southern California.  Received law degree from Loyola Law School.



Ira has a strong history of service and dedication to the Irvine community including over 15 years as a volunteer in the Irvine Unified School District



  • Elected Governing Board Member and Former President of the IUSD Board of Education
  • Elected member of the California School Boards Association Delegate Assembly
  • Member of the Irvine Child Care Project Board
  • Member of the Irvine Emergency Preparedness Interagency Collaborative
  • Representative on the Special Education Community Advisory Committee

  • 2 years as a Member of the IUSD Finance Committee 
  • 2 years as Vice President of the Northwood High School Athletic Boosters
  • 2 years on the School Site Council at Sierra Vista Middle School
  • 3 years on the School Site Council at Canyon View Elementary
  • 2 years as a participant in the 4th District PTA (Orange County) Sacramento Safari legislative program
  • 2 years as Legislative Action Chair and on the Executive Board for the Canyon View Elementary PTA
  • Community Budget Task Force at the Long Beach Unified School District
  • Member of the President’s Select Committee on the Americans with Disability Act at California State University, Long Beach


  • 3 years as a Member of the Irvine Junior Games Committee
  • 3 years as President of the Irvine Swim League
  • 3 years as member of the City of Irvine Aquatics Advisory Board (including 2 years as Vice-Chair)
  • 5 years as member of the Executive Board of the Irvine Swim League
  • 2 years as President of the Northwood Pointe Flash Swim Team
  • 6 years as Member of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross, Orange County Chapter 


  • Attorney with extensive experience in land use planning, real estate development and construction, local government, election and political law
  • Government affairs executive for the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce and legislative aide in the California State Assembly