Reggie Jones-Sawyer Announces Bid for City Council

D.T. Carson

In a two-minute video released Wednesday on social media, Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer made the case for why he believes he should be elected to represent the Tenth District on the Los Angeles City Council.

“Corruption has prevented progress for the people who need it the most and it’s clear those in power only look out for themselves,” Jones-Sawyer stated.

“The only way to change City Hall is to change the people who sit in it. Last November, Los Angeles took the first step in that process by electing a history making new mayor. But to finish the job, we need to deliver real transformative change in L.A.’s Tenth City Council District. I’m Reggie Jones Sawyer and I’m running to end City Hall’s corruption and restore trust with the people. Because the people of our community deserve better.”

The 66-year-old legislator—who terms out of the Assembly in 2024— represents the 57th district which encompasses parts of downtown Los Angeles, including Skid Row, Exposition Park-USC, and portions of South Los Angeles and serves as chair of the Assembly’s Public Safety Committee and a member of the California Reparations Task Force.

Last week, Jones Sawyer—who has worked to pass criminal justice and housing reform, climate change and gun safety laws— introduced Assembly Bill 617 earlier this month to enhance and expand access to inter-connected immigration services provided across California for immigrants – regardless of the ability to pay, geographic location, language, or history with the criminal legal system.

Jones-Sawyer is the first of what is expected to be many to vie for the seat—including Grace Yoo who finished second behind Mark Ridley-Thomas in 2020, Heather Hutt who was appointed as the District’s councilmember last year and Assemblymember Isaac Bryan.

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