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Herb Wesson

City Council President, Councilman, Council District 10, City of Los Angeles

THE LATEST: Wesson has represented Council District 10 since 2005 and has been president of the Los Angeles City Council since 2011. During his time as Council president, the body has passed legislation raising the minimum wage, reforming pensions and consolidating city elections. Wesson announced in December that he is running in 2020 for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

BACKGROUND: Wesson served in the California State Assembly from 1998-2004 and was Assembly speaker from 2002-2004.

WORTH NOTING: Wesson is the first African American to hold the council president position. He has been reelected to the position three times.

YEARS ON THE LA500: 4

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