Los Angeles, Calif.— TODAY, community advocate and candidate for Los Angeles City Council District 10 Grace Yoo was endorsed by David Roberti, Former President Pro Tempore of the California State Senate. In his endorsement, Roberti highlighted Grace's longstanding commitment to advocating for local communities.
"I confidently endorse Grace Yoo for City Council District 10," said Roberti. "As a former public servant with a legal background, I understand the unique blend of skills that Grace's attorney background will bring to the table for her constituents. Grace has been at the forefront of legal battles to protect fair representation and the quality of our neighborhoods, so I know she possesses the courage and tenacity needed to lead us in the months and years ahead. Affordable Housing, Infrastructure, economic opportunity - these are all issues that Grace will use her years of legal experience and community advocacy abilities to help solve."
Roberti's endorsement adds to a growing base of support for Grace Yoo's campaign. Just this past month, Retired California State Assemblyman Warren Furutani and Retired City Councilman/L.A.P.D. Chief Bernard Parks, Sr., also announced their firm support for Grace's candidacy.
Warren Furutani - Retired California State Assemblyman:
"As a 50 years plus advocate for social justice here in Los Angeles, I wholeheartedly endorse Grace Yoo as the best choice to represent City Council District 10. Grace's track record of empowering local communities and advocating for their legal rights, stemming from her genuine concern for people is why I am endorsing Grace. We need smart and visionary leaders who have the strength and resolve to tackle the problems with new insights, and I know that Grace will bring the same intensity to solving problems as she has for the past two decades."
Bernard Parks, Sr., Retired City Councilman and Retired L.A.P.D. Chief:
"Grace Yoo is a fighter, whom I had the pleasure of going into battle with to fight corruption during the city’s last redistricting process. While those who needlessly sliced up communities may have had the votes back then, today the FBI— through raids and search warrants— has an emerging truth on their side."
Grace Yoo is a dedicated community advocate who has been at the forefront of legal battles for fair representation both in City Hall and nationwide. She has helped bring lawsuits against the City of Los Angeles to help hold them accountable for practices such as race-based redistricting and environmental violations. She continues to devote her legal career to advocating for people and communities to help navigate the legal system and shed light on governmental bureaucracy. In addition to her legal work, Grace has helped empower local communities through her roles as Executive Director of both the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) and the Korean American Coalition (KAC)
City Council District 10 is located in Los Angeles and includes the communities of Arlington Heights, Koreatown, Mid-City, Olympic Park, Palms, South Robertson, West Adams, West Pico and Wilshire Center.