“I’m Running for Los Angeles City Council Because This is Home.” – Sam Yebri

LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, Sam Yebri, candidate for Los Angeles City Council District 5, released “This is Home,” his first video advertisement of the election cycle. 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.


“This is home,” Yebri begins the ad, reflecting on his immigration from Iran to Los Angeles when he was one year old. The ad highlights Yebri’s service to Los Angeles and his plans for tackling the City’s homelessness and public safety crises head on. 
The script of the ad reads as follows: 
“This is home.
I was just a year old, a refugee, when Los Angeles welcomed me with open arms. 
It’s why I’ve spent my life advocating for workers and small businesses and built housing for adults with special needs.
But City Hall is failing us, while those on our streets continue to suffer.
We have to invest in mental health services and temporary housing, while keeping our parks, schools, and sidewalks clean and safe.
I’m Sam Yebri. I’m running for Los Angeles City Council because this is home.” 


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.