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Harvey Rosenfield

As Consumer Watchdog's founder, Harvey Rosen eld is one of the nation's foremost consumer advocates. Trained as a public interest lawyer, Rosen eld authored Proposition 103 and organized the campaign that led to its passage by California voters in 1988 despite over $80 million spent in opposition (still a record).

He has co-authored groundbreaking initiatives on HMO reform and utility rate deregulation (Proposition 9, 1998). Rosen eld is the author of the book, Silent Violence, Silent Death: The Hidden Epidemic
of Medical Malpractice. Rosen eld, who established Consumer

Watchdog in 1985, has worked for the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Congress, in private practice, as a sta attorney for Ralph Nader's Public Citizen Congress Watch and as the Program Director for the California Public Interest Research Group (CalPIRG). Rosen eld graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College and obtained a joint Law and Masters degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.