Over 400 Grassroots Activists, Community Leaders Rally Behind Councilmember David Ryu 

LOS ANGELES, CA -- With just over a week until the election, today Councilmember David Ryu announced that his re-election campaign has earned the endorsement of over 400 grassroots, community leaders from across Council District Four and Los Angeles. 

“From day one, real people have been fueling our campaign forward, and it is real people who will get our campaign over the finish line,” said Councilmember David Ryu. “As we continue to grow our momentum in our path to victory, I am so proud to have these committed leaders by my side.” 

Like his previous announcements, this group of endorsements includes community leaders, neighborhood council and residents association members, grassroots activists and more. A full list of the new group of community leaders to endorse Councilmember Ryu can be found below:


  • Karl Agopian: Armenian American Community Leader

  • Leslie Aguirre: President, CSUN Political Science Student Association*

  • Cory Allen: Appointed Member, Los Angeles County Democratic Party*

  • Ralene Anderson: Former Board Member, Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council*

  • Angie Aramayo: Women's Committee Chair, Latino Coalition of Los Angeles*

  • June Bilgore: Member, Windsor Square Association*

  • Dena Bloom: Greater Wilshire Community Leader

  • Steve Bott: Operations Vice President, Stonewall Democratic Club*

  • Doreen Braverman: Hancock Park Community Leader

  • Brian Carmody: Hancock Park Community Leader

  • Dr. Janvie Cason: Windsor Village Community Leader*

  • Lily Lee Chen: Mayor Emeritus, City of Monterey Park & First Chinese American Female Mayor in the United States

  • George Chey: Board of Directors, Good Samaritan Hospital*

  • Norman Chramoff: Member, Los Angeles County Democratic Party*

  • Catherine Sebring Coddington: Second Vice Chair, Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley*

  • Laura Foti Cohen: Member, Council District Four Discretionary Funds Task Force*

  • Bruce Corwin: Past President, Temple Israel of Hollywood & Temple Emanuel Beverly Hills*

  • Jeff Daar: Former Commissioner, Los Angeles World Airports Commission & Former Chair, Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley*

  • Julie Dale: Toluca Lake Community Leader

  • John Donner: Chairperson, Los Angeles County Library Foundation*

  • Joyce Dyrector: Boardmember, Hollywoodland Homeowners Association*

  • Helen Eigenberg: Windsor Square Community Leader

  • Isser Elishis: President, Yavneh Hebrew Academy*

  • Cece Feiler, MFT: Board Member, Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles*

  • Dr. Johnathan Fielding: Former Public Health Director and Health Officer, Los Angeles County*

  • Ami Fields-Meyer: Community Leader

  • Evelyn Fierro: Former Boardmember, Los Angeles County Library Foundation*

  • Harry Flynn: Toluca Lake Community Leader

  • Pamela Flynn: Toluca Lake Community Leader

  • Stacy Fortner: AD 38 Delegation Vice Chair, Los Angeles County Democratic Party*

  • M. Fritz Friedman: Adviser, Israeli-American Civic Action Network*

  • Shirley Friedman: Commissioner, California Volunteer State Impact Board*

  • Deanna Fuller: Greater Wilshire Community Leader

  • Peter Funsten: Hancock Park Community Leader

  • Susana Funsten: Professor, UCLA*

  • Kari Garcia: Vice President/Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, Miracle Mile Residential Association*

  • Sandy Gitmed: Hollywood Knolls Community Club*

  • Bob Greenblatt: Board Member, Saban Community Clinic*

  • Dr. John H. Griffith: President, Kedren Acute Psychiatric Hospital & Community Center*

  • Betsy Hall: Community Leader / Silver Lake Resident & Business Owner

  • Linda Hawkins: Former Treasurer, Toluca Lake Elementary School PTA*

  • Tim Hawkins: Founding Member, Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council*

  • Irv Hershenbaum: First Vice President, United Farm Workers*

  • Jim Hilfenhaus: Member, Los Angeles County Democratic Party*

  • Ellen Hoberman: Board Member, Saban Community Clinic*

  • Tom Hoberman: Entertainment Attorney & Board Member, Saban Community Clinic*

  • Darryl Holter: Chair, Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association*

  • Fred Iberri: Toluca Lake Community Leader

  • Betsy Isroelit: Former Secretary, Silver Lake Neighborhood Council*

  • Janice Kamenir-Reznik: Co-Founder, Jewish World Watch*

  • Sandra Kohn: Hancock Park Community Leader

  • Eunia Yuna Kwon: President, Melrose Hostel*

  • Dr.Irving Lebovics: Chairman, Agudath Israel of California*

  • Chuck Levin: Civic Activist

  • Jennifer Levin: Windsor Square Community Leader

  • Erica Liepmann: President, Los Angeles County Young Democrats*

  • Gerald Manise: The Oaks Community Leader

  • Mary Marx: Former Clinical District Chief, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health*

  • Mark Masaoka: Policy Coordinator, Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council*

  • Sacha Milito: Toluca Lake Community Leader

  • Floyd Mori: Former President & CEO, Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies*

  • Kerry Morrison: Former Executive Director, Hollywood Business Improvement District*

  • Paul Nussbaum: Former President & CEO, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust*

  • Carol Ng, Member, East Area Progressive Democrats*

  • Margo O'Connell: Hancock Park Community Leader

  • Michael O'Connell: Hancock Park Community Leader

  • Cameron Onumah: Board Member, San Fernando Valley Young Democrats*

  • Linda Othenin-Girard: The Oaks Community Leader

  • Mary Rose Ortega: Elected Member, Los Angeles County Democratic Party*

  • Brian Pendleton: Vice President, Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions Board of Commissioners*

  • Sasha Perez: Vice President, Stonewall Young Democrats*

  • Alton Reed: AD 46 Delegation Chair, Los Angeles County Democratic Party*

  • Suzann Reina: Member, Los Angeles County Democratic Party*

  • Suzanne Rheinstein: Windsor Square Community Leader

  • Nick Roth: Executive Board Member, Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley*

  • Rabbi John Rosove: Senior Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Israel of Hollywood*

  • Rabbi Chaim Rubin: Rabbi, Congregation Etz Chaim*

  • Andres Sandoval: AD 39 Delegation Chair, Los Angeles County Democratic Party*

  • Stephen Sass: President, Jewish Historical Society of Southern California*

  • Stephanie Savage: Board Member, Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council & the Laurel Canyon Association*

  • John Schunhoff: Former Director, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services & Miracle Mile Community Leader*

  • Heidi Segal: Jewish Community Leader, *

  • Dr. Michael Soffer: Hancock Park Community Leader

  • Janet Soffer: Hancock Park Community Leader

  • Nina Sorkin: Relay for Life Grifith Park Communities and Hollywood*

  • Mark Stephenson: Pastor, Harmony Toluca Lake - Hollywood United Methodist Church*

  • Stan Treitel: Jewish Community Leader

  • Rick Tuttle: Former Los Angeles City Controller & Member, Los Angeles County Democratic Party*

  • Steve Usdan: Board Member, YULA Girls High School*

  • Jane Usher: Former President, City of Los Angeles Planning Commission*

  • Esai Vergara: Secretary, Latino Coalition of Los Angeles*

  • Cindy Villegas: President, Latino Coalition of Los Angeles*

  • Alexander Von Wechmar: The Oaks Community Leader

  • Raj Vora: Founder & President, Beverly Hills Jain Social Group*

  • Wendy Werris: Greater Wilshire Community Leader

  • Leah Yebri: Proud Jewish Mom of 4

  • Sam Yebri: Co-Founder, 30 Years After*

  • Bob Young: The Oaks Community Leader

  • Joan Young: The Oaks Community Leader

  • Effie Zisblatt: Board Member, Yavneh Hebrew Academy & Valley Torah High School*

  • Mark Zuckman: Hancock Park Community Leader

  • Alec White: At-Large Member, Stonewall Democratic Club*

Since launching his re-election campaign, Councilmember Ryu has announced endorsements from 300 community leaders, Planned Parenthood & dozens of women leadersThe Los Angeles Timesenvironmental groupsthe Democratic Party &  local Democratic organizationsU.S. Senator Dianne FeinsteinU.S. Congressman Adam Schiff and prominent congressional leadersLos Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti & fellow Los Angeles elected leadersstate legislatorsCounty elected officialsGrassroots Community Groups and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and over 30 individual labor unions. A full list of his endorsements can be found here

Recently, Councilmember Ryu rolled out his fourth digital ad in his re-election bid. Titled "Homelessness” the ad can be viewed by clicking here or on the link below:





Constituents are invited to stay up to date by following Councilmember Ryu’s Facebook Page here and Twitter feed here.

*Titles for Identification Purposes Only 


Los Angeles City Councilmember David E. Ryu represents the 4th Council District which includes Griffith Park, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont and portions of Koreatown and Van Nuys. 

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