Estevan Jose Montemayor | Deputy Chief of Staff

Estevan Montemayor is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Councilmember David Ryu representing Council District 4.

Estevan previously worked at NationBuilder, working with local governments on their digital outreach strategy and developing new media techniques. Prior to that, he worked on the communications and research team for the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), the sole sponsor of the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8 and Virginia’s discriminatory Marriage Amendment. AFER brought together bipartisan attorneys Theodore B. Olson and David Boies, to fight for the fundamental right to marry for gay and lesbian Americans.

Estevan started his political career as a legislative aide to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa. Since then, he has served in senior management positions for numerous local, state and national political and advocacy campaigns. Between 2015 and 2017, he served as a member of the Public Safety Commission in the City of West Hollywood, where he's lived for the past six years. 

He currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of Christopher Street West, the organization which hosts LA Pride Festival & Parade each June. He is also a Delegate to the California Democratic Party, and in 2016, he served as a Hillary Clinton Delegate to Democratic National Convention. A native of San Diego, Estevan graduated with a B.A. in Theater from UCLA.

He can be reached by emailing or by calling (213) 473-7004.