Puza would be the first and only LGBTQ member of the Culver City Council.
Freddy Puza first moved to Culver City in 2011. He currently serves on the Culver City General Plan Advisory Committee and previously on the Culver City Committee on Homelessness. Puza is a strong advocate on issues related to equity and inclusion, housing, and sustainability. He is very active in the community serving as a board member of the Fox Hills Neighborhood Association, and as a member of Protect Culver City Renters, Culver City Community Coalition, Culver City Action Network and the Culver City Democratic Club. Puza is the Associate Director of Community Relations at Loyola Marymount University, where he has worked for the past 15 years. He’s responsible for partnering with local and regional community organizations, elected officials, local businesses and other leaders on strategic initiatives. In addition to his main responsibilities, Puza co-started the LMU chapter of the Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere, an anti-racist group of staff and faculty members. He’s also served as the co-chair of the LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Network, Staff Senate President and as an Implicit Bias instructor. Puza earned a Bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts from Cal State Fullerton and a Master’s degree in English Literature from Loyola Marymount University.