Sam Yebri Has Always Put Our Neighborhoods First.” – Rep. Waxman

LOS ANGELES, CA – Sam Yebri, candidate for Los Angeles City Council District 5, released a video ad today spotlighting esteemed former Rep. Henry Waxman’s (D-Calif.) endorsement of his campaign. Yebri, a local non-profit leader and small business owner, has earned overwhelming support from more than 1,300 neighborhood and non-profit leaders; labor, business, and community organizations; and elected officials over the course of his campaign.

“Sam Yebri has always put our neighborhoods first,” Rep. Waxman begins the ad. He continues, attributing his support to Yebri’s record of building affordable housing and holding corporations accountable. 
Rep. Waxman, who was called “one of the most accomplished legislators of our time” by Washington Post columnist Harold Meyerson, represented the Westside of Los Angeles in the United States House of Representatives for 40 years, overseeing the creation and passage of landmark legislation, including the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
The script of the ad reads as follows: 
Rep. Waxman: 
“Sam Yebri has always put our neighborhoods first.
“As a non-profit director, he built affordable housing for adults with disabilities and held corporations accountable as a worker’s rights attorney.
“I’m Henry Waxman, and I’m supporting Sam Yebri for City Council.”


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.