Isadore Hall, III

Isadore Hall

Isadore Hall, III, first elected to the California State Senate in December 2014, represents the 35th State Senate District that includes the communities of Carson, Compton, Gardena, Harbor Gateway, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lynwood, North Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez, Rancho Palos Verdes, San Pedro, South Los Angeles, Torrance, Watts/Willowbrook and Wilmington.

Hall currently serves as chairman of the Senate Governmental Organization Committee and serves on the Banking and Financial Institutions, Health, Insurance, and Public Employment and Retirement Committees. Previously, Hall represented California's 64th Assembly District from 2008 to 2014 and served as the chair of the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee.

During his tenure in the Assembly, Hall authored notable legislation and was an influential and decisive voice on various public policy issues including: addressing the state’s fiscal crisis, job creation, reducing childhood obesity and diabetes, improving public safety, expanding access to education technology and the creation of a sustainable statewide water policy.

Hall began his career of public service in 2001 when he was elected to the Compton Unified School District Board of Trustees. Hall served two terms as president of the board and oversaw important reforms to attract highly qualified teachers and increase funding to classrooms throughout the district.

In 2003, Hall was elected to the Compton City Council, where he served in various leadership positions including mayor pro tem. While on the City Council, Hall oversaw efforts to increase youth access to parks and recreational activities, reduce crime and promote business growth throughout the city.  During this time Hall also served on the Metropolitan Water District Board, the Gateway Cities Council of Governments and the Southern California Association of Governments becoming a prominent regional voice for communities throughout southern California.

Hall received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix and his Master of Public Administration from National University.  In 2011, Hall was awarded a master’s degree in management and leadership from the University of Southern California, and dual doctorates in theology and religious studies from Next Dimension Bible College.  Hall is also a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Born and raised in Compton, Calif., Hall is the youngest of six children.

Hall is the keynote speaker for the 2016 College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences commencement ceremony, Friday, May 20, 9:00 a.m.