Senior Vice President, Public Finance, Stone & Youngberg
Los Angeles Office
Mike Roos has worked with Stone & Youngberg since 2003 in its Los Angeles Public Finance Office. Previously, he served as President and CEO of LEARN, a coalition of civic leaders and representatives of Los Angeles’ diverse education, ethnic, business, labor, academic, religious and social advocacy constituencies organized in 1991, to implement systemic reform and restructuring within the Los Angeles Unified School District.
A political strategist and legislative leader in California for over 14 years, Mr. Roos served as a member of the California State Assembly from 1977 to 1991. In his second term, he was selected as Majority Floor Leader. He served in that position for six years until he was elected as Speaker Pro Tempore of the State Assembly. Some of Mr. Roos' major legislative achievements include the Roberti-Roos Weapons Control Act of 1989 - landmark legislation banning assault weapons, and the Mello Roos Facilities Act of 1982, which provided local government with an innovative, alternative method of financing basic and much needed public facilities.
Mr. Roos received a political science degree from Tulane University in 1967 and was inducted into the Tulane Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005. He holds a Master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California, where he received a National Institute of Child Health Fellowship.