Luke H. Klipp
Luke's Biography
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Luke Klipp offers over ten years of experience working with and for local, state, and federal government.  Currently, as a Budget Analyst for the Los Angeles Metro, he is appraising and making recommendations around the expansion efforts of Metro Rail, in addition to reviewing departmental budgets to ensure efficacy and minimize costs as the agency continues to grow in its efforts to serve all Angelenos.


As State Affairs Specialist for AIDS Project Los Angeles, Luke has advocated around HIV/AIDS policy, particularly within the context of health care reform implementation measures being undertaken by the State. He co-chaired a statewide coalition of HIV/AIDS providers and advocates and communicated directly with numerous state agencies.  Previously, Luke worked in San Francisco City Hall as both a senior policy analyst for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Office of the Budget and Legislative Analyst and as a legislative aide to a former member of the Board of Supervisors. As a policy analyst, he reviewed legislation for its fiscal impacts, analyzed city department budgets, assisted in management and performance audits
, and managed and mentored new staff.

In addition to his work for Los Angeles Metro and AIDS Project Los Angeles, Luke has worked for several other nonprofit organizations in different capacities, helping organize an annual national conference at one, creating lobbying materials and bringing together coalitions on federal student loan legislation at another, and developing financial models to clean up internal finances at the third.  Luke has also worked for two public unions, one in which he researched and analyzed hospital and healthcare systems to identify issue areas and potential growth opportunities, and the other in which he identified opportunities for local jurisdictions to enhance their revenues. He has served several campaigns, including managing one candidate's campaign for local office and educating key local political organizations around a statewide ballot measure.


VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Luke Klipp has recently organized his immediate neighborhood in the Los Angeles community of Silver Lake with six clean-up events, which involved extensive community outreach, engaging nearby community-based organizations, and working with the local city council office to obtain necessary supplies and trash removal after each clean-up.  He also volunteers in a policy and service capacity for The Trevor Project, which is a National LGBT youth crisis intervention and suicide prevention organization. He served two years as the Co-Director of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the New Leaders Council and as the Western Regional Director for an additional year.  In 2008, Luke ran for local elected office - the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee - and finished the best of any first-time candidate in the race.  In 2009, Luke co-founded Gay for Good-San Francisco.  He was President of the San Francisco Young Democrats for two years, in which time he started the club's now annual tradition of a major fundraiser, and he organized the club's first-ever candidate debate, for California State Senate District 3.  In addition to a total of seven years on the board of SFYD, Luke also served on the board of the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club for seven years.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

In 2004, Luke earned his Masters Degree in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy.  He has his Bachelors of Arts in Music from the University of Michigan.

PERSONAL

Luke is a resident of Los Feliz in Los Angeles, California, where he lives with his husband and their sweet puppies, Godric and Uli.



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