STATEMENT: COUNCILMEMBER RYU NAMED ASSISTANT COUNCIL PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

LOS ANGELES - Today, on the first meeting of the Los Angeles City Council led by Council President Nury Martinez, Councimember David Ryu was named Assistant President Pro Tempore of the City Council, the third-highest rank in City Council. Councilmember Ryu, who led a presentation for Korean American Day today, is the first Korean American and first Asian American to serve on City Council leadership.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  

January 14, 2020

Contact for Councilmember Ryu:

Mark Pampanin

mark.pampanin@lacity.org

213.407.7616

COUNCILMEMBER RYU NAMED ASSISTANT COUNCIL PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

 

LOS ANGELES - Today, on the first meeting of the Los Angeles City Council led by Council President Nury Martinez, Councimember David Ryu was named Assistant President Pro Tempore of the City Council, the third-highest rank in City Council. Councilmember Ryu, who led a presentation for Korean American Day today, is the first Korean American and first Asian American to serve on City Council leadership. 

“It is a great privilege to join Council President Nury Martinez and Council President Pro Tempore Joe Buscaino in leading this new City Council,” Councilmember Ryu said. “The history of this moment is not lost on me. To be the first Asian American in this leadership role, and to serve under our City Council’s first Latina President, is an incredible honor - and reflects just how far our City has come. I look forward to partnering with Council President Martinez on delivering on a working families agenda, and building a Los Angeles that lifts up all its people.”

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Los Angeles City Councilmember David E. Ryu represents the 4th Council District which includes Griffith Park, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont and portions of Koreatown and Van Nuys. 

 


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