Meet Sam

Sam is an experienced community and non-profit leader, small business owner, and father, who has the experience and common sense plans needed to bring our community together and get things done for the residents of the 5th District.

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"We all know that our homelessness, public safety, and mental health crises are out of control. Our city suffers from a local government overrun with political dynasties, corruption, and cronyism. We must do more to help those suffering on our streets while keeping public spaces and parks safe, clean, and accessible.

It is time for new leadership. Time for us to elect a leader from the community, who loves the community. Time for us to elect a leader who from Day One has been clear and consistent on their positions. Time for us to elect a leader who will deliver win-wins for the community, who understands the struggles of our small business owners, who has fought tirelessly for workers and tenants. Time for us to elect a leader with business, non-profit, and civic experience.

I am the only candidate who supports shifting resources to mental health services and temporary housing and prohibiting encampments on sidewalks, in parks, and near schools. I am the only candidate not accepting a dime from developers, corporate entities, or special interests of any kind. And I am the only candidate with common sense plans and the broad coalition of support necessary to execute them.

Forty years ago, Los Angeles gave me and my refugee family everything. Now, I hope to bring us the new leadership we deserve."


As an attorney and small business owner who fights for workers' rights and has taken on major corporations, Sam Yebri has built a grassroots coalition of support from across Los Angeles.
Henry A. Waxman

Congressman Henry A. Waxman (Ret.)​​

“Sam has demonstrated the leadership and character we deserve in an elected official. I am proud to endorse his candidacy.”​​

Holly J. Mitchell

Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell

“I am endorsing Sam Yebri for City Council because the fight for justice is central to Sam's character and integrity. Sam has fought for tenants, workers, refugees, and the disabled as a community leader, non-profit board member, and attorney. We need Sam's tenacity and compassion as Los Angeles grapples with unprecedented challenges. I enthusiastically support Sam for Los Angeles City Council."​

Carolyn Fowler

DNC Member
Women's Caucus Chair, California Democratic Party “Sam has a broad and diverse coalition of support and will serve the community with integrity! I am proud to support his campaign.”

Nanette Barragán

Congresswoman Nanette Barragán​

“Sam has demonstrated strong leadership and will bring fresh perspectives to the Los Angeles City Council. I proudly endorse his candidacy.​"

Joe Buscaino

Hon. Joe Buscaino

Los Angeles City Councilmember
“Sam is an accomplished leader with deep roots in his community and a laser-focus on developing solutions to the many challenges facing Los Angeles. He is smart, tough, and compassionate, and will be a force for change on the City Council. I am proud to endorse Sam and excited to work with him.”

Assemblymember Wally Knox (Ret.)

"Whether it was his work helping build affordable housing for adults with special needs, his decade’s of work in the Jewish community, or his creative drive in bringing thousands of young refugees into our civic life, Sam has shown that he has the talent to bring people together to improve our community. It is a joy to endorse Sam for City Council!"