Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed) Political Action Committee Endorses Small Business Owner Sam Yebri for Los Angeles City Council District 5
Committee Joins Yebri’s Diverse Coalition of Over 1,300 Elected Officials, Community Leaders, and Organizations
LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, the Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed) Political Action Committee announced its endorsement of Sam Yebri for Los Angeles City Council District 5. Yebri adds to his broad coalition of support from over 1,300 business, labor, and community organizations, non-profit and neighborhood leaders, and elected officials. Yebri – who refuses all corporate, special interest, and PAC money – remains the only candidate in the race to refuse donations from real estate developers, active or otherwise.
“This is a time of great challenge in Los Angeles. We are at an inflection point as the city faces multiple crises, from homelessness and public safety to the COVID-19 pandemic economic recovery. With so much confronting us, Angelenos both need and deserve forward-thinking leadership to meet the moment,” Susan Trigueros, Chair of the Los Angeles County Business Federation Political Action Committee, said.
“Sam Yebri understands the critical issues we face, has a proven record of success in building diverse coalitions, and will bring integrity and foresight to City Hall. His guiding voice will support a robust business community that provides good-paying jobs to hardworking residents. The Los Angeles Business Federation PAC is proud to endorse Sam for LA City Council, District 5,” Trigueros continued.
The Los Angeles County Business Federation Political Action Committee represents 410,000 Los Angeles County-based businesses employing over 5 million people. The committee – which is composed of 215 chambers of commerce, trade associations, minority business groups, business improvement districts, economic development organizations, educational institutions, public agencies, and top companies – unites and amplifies the voices of businesses and workers across Los Angeles County.
Upon learning of the endorsement, Yebri said, “I am honored that the Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed) Political Action Committee has joined our broad coalition to improve the lives of the residents of the 5th District and our city at large. As a business owner and non-profit leader, I know that it will take the government working closely and innovatively with our partners in the business, labor, and non-profit sectors to spur the economic vitality and job growth that Los Angeles badly needs right now.”
This endorsement adds to the growing momentum behind Yebri’s campaign, accompanying recent endorsements from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, San Pedro Democratic Club, the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA – WR), several labor unions, and dozens of elected neighborhood council officials. Yebri has also earned the endorsements of LA County Supervisor Holly Mitchell, former US Congressman Henry Waxman, current LA Congresswoman Nanette Barragán, and LA City Councilmember Joe Buscaino. See the full endorsement list HERE.
Sam Yebri is a longtime community and non-profit leader, workers’ rights attorney, small business owner, and husband and father of four young children who will fight tirelessly for the residents of the 5th District of the City of Los Angeles. When he was a year old, Sam and his family arrived as refugees from Iran seeking refuge in the 5th District, where they experienced firsthand the promise of Los Angeles. He attended public schools in the 5th District and went on to earn degrees from Yale and USC Law School. Sam built a successful law firm in Century City, where he has used his expertise to advise startups and small businesses and litigate on behalf of workers. Committed to public service and championing the promise of Los Angeles, Sam formerly served as a Commissioner on the Los Angeles Civil Service Commission and as a member of the City Attorney’s Gun Violence Prevention Task Force and currently serves as a board member of the Friends of Westwood Library. He has also served the Los Angeles community as a board member of numerous non-profits, including Bet Tzedek Legal Services, the Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish Community Foundation, and ETTA, which provides services and housing for developmentally disabled adults.
Los Angeles’ 5th City Council District is being vacated due to term limits by Councilmember Paul Koretz. The District includes the neighborhoods of Bel Air, Beverly Fairfax, Beverly Grove, Beverlywood, Castle Heights, Carthay, Century City, Century Glen, Cheviot Hills, Comstock Hills, Hancock Park, La Brea, Melrose, Miracle Mile, Palms, Pico Robertson, Rancho Park, South Robertson, Westside Village, and Westwood.