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."​

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (Ret.)

Sam is a person of high character and principle. That is why I trusted Sam and appointed him to the Los Angeles Civil Service Commission. Sam is recognized as a leader in the fight to protect vulnerable renters and workers ensuring equal opportunity for all Angelenos. Sam Yebri understands the issues facing Los Angeles and has consistently fought to make Los Angeles a better place to live, work, and raise a family. I urge every resident of the 5th District to vote for Sam Yebri for City Council.”

Los Angeles City Controller
Ron Galperin

“As a resident of L.A.'s Fifth Council District, I am proud to support Sam Yebri to be our next Council Member. I have witnessed Sam's leadership in action for more than a decade; he's both collaborative and independent. I know Sam will bring his fresh perspective, experience, and ability to work with others to meet the challenges of homelessness, housing, public safety, and more.
He'll make the Fifth Council District - and all of our City - work better for everyone.”