Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn inherited a passion for public service from her late-father, Supervisor Kenneth Hahn, who held public office in Los Angeles County for fifty years and who left behind an incredible legacy of service.
Janice Hahn was elected to the Los Angeles City Council in 2001, and represented the 15th district spanning from the port communities of San Pedro and Wilmington through Harbor City, Harbor Gateway and Watts. She made a name for herself on the Council as a champion for working people, securing healthcare for LAX workers and a living wage for Los Angeles hotel workers. She operated by the philosophy that our communities could have clean air and good jobs and negotiated new green policies at the Port of Los Angeles. When gang violence surged in Watts, Janice Hahn created the Watts Gang Task Force which fostered new trust between the local community and law enforcement and is credited with reducing shootings among youth in the Watts area by two-thirds.
In 2011, Janice Hahn won a special election to Congress. For 5 ½ years, Congresswoman Hahn represented her constituents in Washington serving on the House Homeland Security Committee, Committee on Small Business, and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. She founded the PORTS Caucus and recruited over 100 of her fellow House Members as colleagues in order to advocate for ports issues and infrastructure. She was a leader in the fight to implement commonsense gun violence prevention legislation and to reform our broken immigration system. During her time in Congress, Hahn had a reputation for working to find common ground across the political aisle on behalf of the American people. In 2016, Hahn was elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, following in her father’s footsteps. As Supervisor for the Fourth District, Hahn is making addressing the homelessness crisis her top priority. She also is working to step up the fight for environmental justice for communities plagued by pollution and health problems.