Erin was born and raised in Venice and attended public schools from kindergarten through law school. After graduating law school, Erin returned to Los Angeles and began representing low-income tenants facing eviction at the height of the foreclosure crisis. Erin later worked on large class actions, including on behalf of the United Farm Workers. In private practice, Erin has represented women who were sexually assaulted by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy and children brutalized in the foster care system.
He is running to keep working people on the Westside, to create more affordable housing, push LA to 100% renewable energy by 2035, and address the housing and homelessness crisis with compassion and best use practices, not scapegoating and vitriol. Erin has served on the Venice Neighborhood Council and currently serves as a Commissioner for LA County’s Department of Beaches and Harbors. He still lives in Venice with his wife and 3-year-old son.
Erin is proud to have been endorsed by the LA Times, the LA County Democratic Party, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Sierra Club, State Senator Ben Allen, Assemblyperson Isaac Bryan, Councilmember Mike Bonin, LA County Young Democrats, Stonewall Democrats, Working Families Party, Sunrise Movement, Youth Climate Strike L.A., UNITE HERE, ILWU, Carpenters, and many others.