for 37th District Congress
Charging Big Horn endorses Jan Perry to represent the 37th Congressional District. Hands down.
There never was any question that Perry has the political moxie, wisdom, and the most experience of any candidate in the race to handle a critical Democratic seat in Congress—notably in face of rogue Republicans in both houses, who have demonstrated that the welfare of a “United” America is not their objective.
We believe Jan Perry has the temperament and force of char-
acter to continue the leadership shown by her previous two predecessors in Congress for Democratic principles that will benefit a multiplicity of needs in diverse neighborhoods ranging from the very affluent to the economically depressed—from the City of Los Angeles, including South LA, Crenshaw, Bald- win Hills, View Park, Ladera Heights, Miracle Mile, Pico-Robert- ertson, Century City, Cheviot Hills, West Los Angeles, Mar Vista, and Culver City.
Jan Perry is no political neophyte. She served three terms in the Los Angeles City Council from 2001-2013 as the 9th
District councilperson representing Downtown, Little Tokyo, and South LA. She oversaw projects that dramatically re-shaped the Downtown area, and she ushered the development of nearly 6,000 units of affordable and supportive housing in her district.
A key aspect of her work as an elected official included extensive analysis of proposed budgets and financial statements. Perry’s leadership over 12 years brought in $15 billion in private investment, $25 million in new tax revenue for the City of Los Angeles, and 90,000 full-time jobs.
She has served Los Angeles for more than 30 years, fueled with a passion for affordable housing, continuum of care for homeless people, urban wetlands development, county parks restoration, and infrastructure.
Perry is the executive director of a nonprofit organization that has distributed a quarter of a billion dollars of non-perishable goods at the forefront of Los Angeles’ response to the homeless crisis since 1985. The organization also serves as a leading consultant on homeless programs and policy, supporting entities like the LA Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), as well as state and local government.
Perry concurrently heads a nonprofit organization that promotes infrastructure development, where she recently led formation of critical union alliances (IBEW, Teamsters). These alliances were essential in developing a $300 million southern California port infrastructure initiative to leverage renewable energy sources.
Additionally, a regional distribution strategy emerged for trans-loading/goods movement, reducing traffic and emissions while increasing the number of jobs.
In 2019 Jan Perry was appointed by LA Mayor Eric Garcetti to serve as general manager of the Los Angeles Economic & Workforce Development Department (EWDD), leading an agency of 180 employees. EWDD provides a broad range of programs offering assistance to businesses, job seekers and disconnected youth. All of EWDD’s programs are designed to help build local business and strengthen the workforce.
Jan Perry has unique talents in government relations: public-private partnerships; design, funding, legislation, development, and realization of major economic, environmental, and community programs; human and social services; and initiatives for renewable energy, habitat development, natural resources, and environmental stewardship.
The 37th Congressional District needs Jan Perry. Vote “Yes” for Jan Perry on June 7.