Ysabel Jurado

Los Angeles City Council, District 14

Spotlight Candidate

Ysabel will be the first out Asian LGBTQ+ woman to serve on the Los Angeles City Council!


Ysabel Jurado is a tenants rights attorney, affordable housing activist, mom, lifelong Angeleno, and candidate to become the next Councilmember for District 14. Born and raised in Highland Park, she attended Pasadena City College and put herself through college at UCLA, where she completed her
bachelor’s degree. After graduating, she went on to UCLA School of Law, where she graduated with a Juris Doctorate with specializations in Critical Race Studies and the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy.
She did it all while raising her daughter, Stella. As a housing rights attorney and during her work at Bet Tzedek Legal Services, Ysabel fought to stop
tenant evictions and stood side by side with community organizations and small businesses that were at risk of losing their leases. Her practice has focused in particular on building pathways to home-ownership for communities of color, the preservation of open space, and reparative justice.
Ysabel is running for District 14 because she understands the immense powers the City Council holds in Los Angeles – and has watched local representatives betray her community time and again. Her platform focuses on increasing access to housing, ending homelessness, supporting small businesses, and building a more just economy for all. Ysabel brings both the institutional and professional knowledge of a legal housing expert and the lived experience of a queer, immigrant-raised, working class, woman of color – a battle-tested representative for and from the community.