Jay A. Cortez

Communications Deputy
Jay Cortez

Jay A. Cortez was born in District 1’s Westlake MacArthur neighborhood and was later raised in the San Fernando Valley. A lifelong Angeleno, Jay began his life in public service in 2007 through Americorps as a founding member of the educational non-profit, City Year Los Angeles. In 2011, Jay helped found the Alice G. Harrison Trust Development Office providing educational programming and scholarships for students of Los Angeles High School. Jay currently resides with his partner, Wendy, and their three daughters in South Los Angeles and serves as Assembly District delegate and Executive Board Member with the California Democratic Party as well as Vice President of the South Los Angeles Democratic Club.


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