Born and raised in West LA, Jimmy is an educator, policy expert, and housing advocate. Shaped by his own experience with housing insecurity and eviction, Jimmy centers empathy and compassion in his approach to the homelessness and housing crisis. He is running for Los Angeles City Council District Five to get to the heart of these issues – no more short term fixes for lasting problems.
Jimmy earned his JD at Harvard Law School, and is currently finishing his PhD in Sociology and Social Policy. While at Harvard, Jimmy worked at the LA Public Defender’s Office, and fought the Trump administration’s cruel immigration policies and racist voter disenfranchisement efforts with Protect Democracy. Inspired by the progressive wins in Los Angeles in 2020, Jimmy decided to take on the fight himself.
Like much of his district, Jimmy is a renter, union-member (UC-AFT), and proud member of the LGBTQ+ community. He lives with his partner Harry, in Beverly Grove. He works as a faculty member at UCLA Law School. If elected, he would be the youngest member of the LA City Council, and the first LGBTQ+ member to represent District 5.