LOS ANGELES, CA– On Monday, the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission released its end-of-year fundraising totals for the LA City Council CD5 race, showing workers’ rights attorney and longtime community leader Sam Yebri firmly in the lead, with a total of $683,254.00. Yebri remains the only candidate to refuse contributions from PACs and real estate developers of any kind, active or otherwise. Since the last reporting period, Yebri’s lead has grown, with his campaign posting over $175,000 more than the candidate with the next highest total.
“This fundraising report shows that you do not have to be a political legacy, career politician, or beholden to developers and special interests to lead in our city,” said Rachel Niederhoffer, Campaign Manager for Yebri. “District 5 residents are fed up and rallying around Sam’s call for solutions over slogans. They are rallying around Sam’s common sense policies prioritizing cleaning up corruption in City Hall, public safety for everyone, and saving lives by bringing our unhoused communities indoors with urgency, rather than allowing them to perish on our streets and in our parks. This is the leadership our voters are hungry for.”
The other candidates in the race – Molly Basler, Jimmy Biblarz, Scott Epstein, and Katy Young Yaroslavsky – trail, with year-end totals of $47,589.33, $151,737.34, $54,909.77, and $507,639.59, respectively.