Grace Yoo is a 48 year-old community leader and attorney, running for Los Angeles City Council District 10. After spending nearly 30 years advocating for her neighbors, working class families and individuals who have been neglected by the City, Grace has decided it is time to run for City Council to end corruption and enact fiscally responsible policies that benefit the people of Los Angeles. On behalf of local residents and business owners, Grace sued the City of LA three times because career politicians in City Hall refused to do what is right. For more than a decade, Grace has been a formidable critic of City Hall. Now, she wants to implement ethical policies to ensure that City Hall serves the people, not political insiders.
As Councilwoman, Grace will hold regular town hall meetings, to listen to residents and local business owners to discuss problems and solutions that will make District 10 a better place to live, work and thrive. As a first-generation immigrant, the daughter of a warehouse worker and a 30 year dues-paying member of LA City Employees’ Unions (SEIU & EAA), and a proud K-12 LAUSD alum, Grace has always been committed to improving the community she calls home. She will enact policies that will invest in our children, residents, and our local communities.
Grace will be a service minded leader that works with community members to improve the quality of life for local residents. She has always been actively involved in protecting and bettering her communities. In high school, Grace created a Students Against Driving Drunk and SAFERIDES chapter where she led a volunteer effort to drive inebriated students home safely. In her professional career as the Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), she helped grow the budget four-fold and expanded language access initiatives, solidified the Voting Rights Act and diversified the bench with more lawyers from different ethnicities, religions and gender identities.
Grace then continued to create valuable change as the Executive Director of a local non-profit, empowering underserved communities and providing opportunities and resources for all, including for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students. She volunteers and serves on numerous boards, committees, and task-forces for a wide variety of organizations, extending her activism beyond her work. To learn more about Grace, Period needed