September 16, 2019


United States Congressman Mark Takano backs Yoo for Los Angeles City Council


Los Angeles, CA – Standing among a crowd of Grace Yoo for City Council supporters, Congressman Mark Takano announced his enthusiastic support for Yoo’s campaign.


“Grace is an outstanding community leader we can trust to put the needs of the people first.  The residents in Council District 10 are lucky to have such a dedicated advocate on their side,” said Congressman Takano.  “Grace will bring opportunities and resources to her district while making public safety her highest priority.”


Takano added, “For the last 27 years, I have been proud to call Grace a friend and colleague.  It is time for a change in leadership and Grace will be the outstanding City Councilmember we so urgently need in these challenging times.  She brings a new vision and energy to the City.”


“I am so honored to have the support of my amazing friend, Congressman Takano.  He has been an inspiration to me and I am dedicated to living up to his example as an outstanding public servant,” replied Yoo.


As the first openly gay, person of color elected to the United States Congress, Takano understands the challenges faced by disenfranchised communities.  He grew up hearing his parents and grandparents talk about losing their jobs, property, and homes when they were relocated and interned during World War II.


Yoo and Takano were joined at the podium by John Harlan and Steve Rivera, two of Yoo’s fellow members of the UC Riverside Young Democrats. Harlan served as President of the Young Democrats and Rivera was the Outreach Director the same year the Young Dems began working on Mark Takano’s campaign in 1992.


Takano continued, “Grace grew up in this district and understands the challenges faced by the people of CD 10 every day.  We need someone who is connected to real people and their issues. We need Grace.  Let’s vote for Grace on March 3, 2020.”