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Meet Our Councilmember

John Lee


John found his passion for public service at an early age when he first began volunteering for local nonprofits while in middle school. A lifelong public servant, John has been serving this community his entire adult life. His extensive understanding of the City’s legislative and budget processes and day-to-day operations gives him tremendous insight into what works and what doesn’t at City Hall. 


John Lee was first elected to the Los Angeles City Council during a special election in August 2019 and was re-elected to his first full term in March 2020. John’s deep knowledge of both the Twelfth Council District and local government set him apart as the most qualified candidate in both elections. As a CD12 resident of over 40 years, With an agenda focused on public safety, supporting local businesses, and providing core city services, John is committed to putting the neighborhoods of the Twelfth District first and ensuring that his constituents have a voice at City Hall.


John is not afraid to tackle tough issues or fight for the people and priorities of the Twelfth District. A believer in fiscal responsibility and doing what’s right – not what’s popular – John continues to be a watchdog on the Council, pushing for more efficiency and accountability to ensure that the City is delivering on critical services that residents rely on to keep the Twelfth District a safe, vibrant, thriving place to live and work. 


John currently serves as the chair of the Public Works Committee, vice chair of the Public Safety Committee, vice chair of the Neighborhoods & Community Enrichment Committee, vice chair of the Planning and Land Use Management Committee, and is a member of the Housing & Homelessness Committee.



He proudly represents the communities of Northridge, Chatsworth, Porter Ranch, Granada Hills, North Hills, Sherwood Forest, and West Hills on the Los Angeles City Council. A product of local public schools, John is a proud graduate of Prairie Street Elementary, Robert Frost Middle School, Granada Hills High School, and California State University, Northridge. John resides in Porter Ranch with his wife, Sheila, and their two children.

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