HERB WESSON RAISES OVER $500,000
July 23, 2020
Wesson for Supervisor Campaign amasses over half a million dollars in just over one month, cementing his front-runner status
suspending all campaign activities for almost 3 months to focus on serving the community during the COVID-19 outbreak, Herb Wesson collected nearly $500,000 in the month of June alone. Wesson is running to replace termed-out LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas in this year’s open election.
LA City Council President Emeritus Herb Wesson released the following statement:
“I want to thank the hundreds of local leaders, activists and community members who believe in my message and have selflessly dedicated their time and resources to my campaign. Your support is invaluable. Now more than ever, we need to come together to protect the most vulnerable Angelenos and enact real change that will upset the status quo and create a better world for our children. Over the last few months, I’ve worked tirelessly as an LA City Councilmember to provide supportive services to those who have been adversely impacted by the pandemic as well as advance smart policies that work to end systemic racism and police brutality. I will continue to do the same as your LA County Supervisor.”
For the last 30+ years, Herb Wesson has fought alongside community leaders and grassroots advocates to improve the lives of all Angelenos, as Chief of Staff to legendary LA County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, the 65th Speaker of the California State Assembly, the 1st African American President of the Los Angeles City Council and as a youth coach, mentor and father.
During his tenure as Council President, Wesson presided over monumental policy initiatives that have improved the lives of Angelenos. These initiatives — which include raising the minimum wage, expanding protections for working families, and consolidating city elections to increase voter turnout — have not only positively impacted local residents, but in many cases, sparked legislative responses at both the state and national level.
While real progress has been made in the last decade, Herb Wesson knows that there’s still more work to be done. That’s why he’s running for Los Angeles County Supervisor: to empower people and make a difference in the lives of local residents.
Herb Wesson lives in Los Angeles and is happily married to Fabian Wesson. They have four sons, Douglas, P.J. Herb III, and Justin Wesson, and four grandchildren.
To learn more about Herb, please visit: WessonForSupervisor2020.com
Paid for by Wesson for Supervisor 2020 FPPC ID#1414475