About Kevin

Kevin de León has spent his life as an educator, activist, and community organizer. He was the first Latino leader of the California State Senate in 130 years, and represents the 14th District as a Los Angeles City Councilmember. Kevin has fought his whole career for the values his immigrant mother instilled in him from a young age.

Born in Downtown Los Angeles to a single, immigrant mother who supported her family working as a housekeeper, Kevin de León was taught early in life the value of hard work, and how important it is to stand up and speak out for what’s right in your community. Kevin was the first in his family to graduate from high school; he attended U.C. Santa Barbara and graduated from Pitzer College with honors.

ISSUES

HOMELESSNESS

PARKS AND OPEN SPACE

CLEAN STREETS NOW

FOOD INSECURITY

PROTECTING COMMUNITIES BY FIGHTING GENTRIFICATION

SUPPORTING OUR WORKING FAMILIES

Goals

As your councilmember, Kevin envisions a brighter future for the residents of CD14, with the promise of transformative changes on the horizon thanks to the unprecedented $145 million in outside grant funding he secured in his first term. Through this funding, residents can count on a future that offers:

  • The revitalization of more parks in our district
  • Reconstructing and improving streets and sidewalks
  • More public transit improvements projects in every CD14 neighborhood
  • The installation of thousands of new street and pedestrian lights
  • Planting thousands of new trees for beautification and increased shade