Jan Perry (courtesy photo)

Jan Perry, former Los Angeles City Councilwoman for the 9th District today declared her candidacy for Los Angeles County Supervisor. If elected she will fill the vacancy in 2020 due to term limits. 

“I am running because I believe every family in the 2nd District should have a pathway to economic prosperity,” said Councilwoman Perry. “I see tremendous potential in our communities, if we are creative and tenacious, we can attract good-paying jobs, build affordable housing, ensure every child in the district receives a quality education and has access to social services that can help them meet their full potential,” she continued. 

The Councilwoman is known as one of the architects of the revitalization of Downtown Los Angeles. Perry brought $15 billion in private investments, $52 million in net new tax revenue, 90,000 full-time jobs and 1,000 affordable housing units to the 9th CouncilmanDistrict of Los Angeles. She is viewed as one the most effective and visionary legislators in recent memory. 

“Jan Perry is innovative, compassionate and views public service as a calling. Her entrance into this race is timely,” said former Councilmember and Chief of Police Bernard Parks. “We desperately need Jan’s integrity to combat the criminal element that has undeniably permeated our public service community in local government. I was proud to stand by her side as we both attempted to cut out City Hall corruption at its root. And today, I am proud to support her bid to become our next County Supervisor. 

From July 2013 to December 2018 Perry served as the general manager of the City of Los Angeles Economic Workforce Development Department (EWDD) where she oversaw a broad range of programs offering assistance to business, job seekers and disconnected youth. During her tenure, the department enrolled 91,000 people in its training and placement programs. Currently, she serves as the executive director of the Infrastructure Funding Alliance, a national initiative to meet future infrastructure, economic development, and environmental challenges. She lives in Ladera Heights with her daughter and her rescue dog Frank. 

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