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Paul Krekorian

Councilmember

City of Los Angeles City of Los Angeles

Biography

Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Paul Krekorian has spent more than a decade in public service, first as a California State Assemblymember and, since 2010, as a Los Angeles City Councilmember. As a State Assemblymember, Krekorian focused on sound sustainable policies and renewable programs by allowing local sewer districts to site renewable facilities on their rights-of-way and accelerate adoption of renewable energy at electric utilities throughout California. He also promoted water conservation, groundwater recharge and clearing our oceans of plastic debris that devastates the marine ecosystem.

As a Los Angeles City Councilmember, Krekorian chairs the Budget and Finance Committee and the Ad Hoc Committee on Job Creation, and serves on the Housing Committee, and the Energy, Climate Change and Environmental Justice Committee, among others. He authored the measure that put Los Angeles on the path to achieving a 100% clean energy portfolio, making it the largest city in the country to do so. His strong advocacy for sound environmental policies led the way for Los Angeles to become the largest city to ban single-use plastic bags and to prioritize revitalizing the LA River.

Krekorian is also a board member of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Metrolink. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and law degree from UC Berkeley.

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