Paul Koretz

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


Paul Koretz received his Bachelor’s degree in History from University of California, Los Angeles [3]. Kortez has previously served on the Los Angeles City Council, representing District 5 in 2099, 2013, and 2017. He chaired the Audits and Government Effiency Committee and served on the Budget and Finance Committee. Koretz was also formerly elected to the California State Assembly to represent the 42nd Assembly District [1, 2]. Paul Koretz was born and brought up in Los Angeles after his father escaped Nazi Germany [1].

Key Issues


Koretz advocates engaging in an intensive analysis of programs, processes and the costs of current homelessness programs [6].

Public Safety

Koretz supports a complete a top-to-bottom analysis of LAPD operations to determine how they can be more efficient and cost-effective [6].


Koretz supports to analysis and audit of the environmental policies and programs that the City Council has passed. He also supports reviewing and pushing for greater level of implementation and enforcement [6].


Los Angeles County Federation of Labor; AFSCME District Council 36; AFSCEM Local 685; AFSCME Local 800; AFSCME Local 1902; ATU Local 1277; CWA Southern California; Engineers and Architects Association; IATSE Local 33; IATSE Loacl 80; IBEW Local 11; IBEW Local 40; IBEW Local 47; ILWU Local 13; ILWU Local 63; ILWU Local 94; IUPAT District Council 36; Laborers Local 300; LADWP Management Employees Association; Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association; Los Angeles City Attorneys Association; Los Angeles County Firefighters Local 1014; National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW); Operating Engineers Local 12; Operating Engineers Local 501; SEIU Local 721; SEIU UHW; Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters; Teamsters Joint Council 42; Teamsters Local 396; Teamsters Local 848; UA Local 709 Sprinkler Fitters; UA Local 250 Steamfitters; UFCW Local 324; UFCW 770; UFCW Local 1442; United Firefighters of Los Angeles 112 (UFLAC); UNITE HERE! Local 11; United Association Plumbers Local 78; United Farm Workers (UFW); United Steelworkers Local 675; United Steelworkers LA & Orange Counties Legislative Action Committee; Los Angeles Professional Managers Assn; Sierra Club; Armenian National Committee of America Western Region; Avance LA Democratic Club; Beverly Press Park La Brea News; Californians Against Waste; Central City Association; Compassion RAC; Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley; Democrats for Israel Los Angeles; East Area Progressive Democrats; Honor PAC; ICAN Israeli American Civic Action Network; KADC; LACDP; Los Angeles County Medical Association; Los Angeles County Podiatratic Medical Association; Los Angeles Sentinel; New Frontier Democratic Club; Northeast Democratic Club of Los Angeles; North Valley Democratic Club; PAWPAC; Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains; SFVDS; San Pedro Democratic Club; Southern Armenian Democrats; The Korea Times; West Hollywood/Bevrly Hills Democratic Club; West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce; Democrats for the Protection of Animals; Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters; AIDS PACm; BizFed PAC; Greater Los Angeles REALTORS; Southland Regional Association of REALTORS; Eric Garcetti: Mayor of Los Angeles; Ron Galperin: LA City Controller; Nury Martinez: President LA City Council; Monica Rodriguez: LA City Councilmember; Mitch O’Farrell: LA Councilmember; Bob Blumenfield: LA City Councilmember; Marqueece Harris-Dawson: LA City Councilmember; John Lee: LA City Councilmember; Paul Krekorian: LA City Councilmember; Curren Price: LA City Councilmember; Kevin De Leon: LA City Councilmember; Herb Wesson: LA City Councilmember; Joe Buscaino: LA City Councilmember; Gil Cedillo: LA City Councilmember; David Ryu: LA City Councilmember; Joel Wachs: LA City Councilmember; Mike Hernandez: LA City Councilmember; Grieg Smith: LA City Councilmember; Roz Wyman: LA City Councilmember; Wendy Gruel: LA City Controller; Rick Turtle: LA City Controller; Rock Delagillo: LA City Attorney; Carmen Trutanich: LA City Attorney; Dennis Zine: LA City Councilmember; Bob Ronka: LA City Councilmember; Betty Yee: State Controller; Fiona Ma: State Treasurer; Rob Bonta: Attorney General; John Chiang: State Treasurer: Ricardo Lara: State Insurance Commisioner; Steve Westly: State Controller; Cruz Bustamenter: Litentant Governor; Gray Davis: Governor, State Controller; Dance Jones: State Insurance Commisioner; Jerome Horton: Chair, State Board of Equalization; Yvonne Burke: LA County Board of Supervisors; Hilda Solis: LA County Board of Supervisors; Janice Hahn: LA County Board of Supervisors; Jeffery Prang : LA County Assesor; Jackie Lacey: LA County District Attorney; Alex Padilla: US Senator; Nanette Barragan: US Congresswoman; Maxine Waters: US Congresswoman; Toney Caredenes: US Congressman; Lucille Royal Allard: US Congresswoman; Jimmy Gomez: US Congressman; Ted Lieu: US Congressman; Lou Correa: US Congressman; Brad Sherman: US Congresswoman; Juan Vargas: US Congresswoman; Dennis Cardoza: US Congresswoman; Sydney Kamlager: State Senator; Steven Bradford: State Senator; Ben Allen: State Senator; Bob Archuletta: State Senator; Maria Elena Durazo: State Senator; Bob Herteberg: State Senator; John Laird: State Senator; Connie Levya: State Senator; Josh Newman: State Senator; Henry Stern: State Senator; Anthony Portantino: State Senator; Tom Umberg: State Senator; David Robert: State Senator; Joe Dunn: State Senator; Mike Eng: State Senator; Fran Pavley: State Senator; Richard Polanco: State Senator; Jack Scott: State Senator; Art Torres: State Senator; Kevin Murray: State Senator; Anthony Rendon: Speaker, State Assembly; Ed Chau: State Assemblymember; Mike Fong: State Assemblymember; Laura Friedman: State Assemblymember; Jesse Gabriel: State Assemblymember; Mike Gipson: State Assemblymember; Chris Holden: State Assemblymember; reggie Jones: State Assemblymember; Adrin Nazarian: State Assemblymember; Luz Rivas: State Assemblymember; Miguel Santiago: State Assemblymember; John Perez: State Assemblymember; Autumn Burke: State Assemblymember; Ian Calderon: Majority Leader, State Assembly; Betsy Butler: State Assemblymember; Make Davis: State Assemblymember; Mike Gatto: State Assemblymember; Jeff Gorrell: State Assemblymember; Steve Samuellan: State Assemblymember; Christy Smith: State Assemblymember; Ellen Spiegel: State Assemblymember; Mike Eng: State Assemblymember; Alberto Torrice: State Assemblymember; Carl Washington: State Assemblymember; Haidar Awad: Councilmember; Allan Alexander: Mayor, City of Beverly Hills; Lilli Bosse: Mayor, City of Redondo Beach; Barry Brucker: Mayor, City of Beverly Hills; Jim Clarke: Mayor, City of Culver City; Jim Dear: Mayor, City of Carson; Patrick Furrey: Mayor, City of Torrance; Fred Gaines: Mayor, City of Casablanca; Robert Garcia: Mayor, City of Long Beach; Julian Gold: Mayor, City of Beverly Hills; Tim Goodrich: Treasurer, City of Torrance; Victor Gordo: Mayor, City of Pasadena; Barry Groveman: Mayor, City of Calabasas; John Heilman: Mayor, City of West Hollywood; Sue Himmerich: Mayor, City of Santa Monica; Lindsey Horvach: Mayor, City of Pro Tempore; Rex Parris: Mayor, City of Lancaster; Andre Quintero: Mayor, City of El Monte; Andrew Rodriguez: Mayor, City of Walnut; Darrell Steinberg: Mayor, City of Sacramento; Ali Sajjad Taj: Councilmember, City of Artesia; Dr. Armond Aghakhanian: Board Member, Burbank Unified School District; Barbara Calhoun: Member, Compton Community College Board; Rich Leib: Chair, UC Board of Regents; Dr. George McKenna: Member, LAUSD Board of Education; Uduak-Joe Ntuk: Member, Long Beach Community College Board; Sion Roy: Member, Santa Monica Community College Board; Scott Schmerelson: Member, LAUSD Board of Education; Scott Svonkin: Member, LA Community College Board; David Tokofsky: Member, LAUSD Board of Education (ret.); Steve Zimmer: Member, LAUSD Board of Education (ret.); Kelly Candaele: Member, LA Community College Board (ret.); Lindsay Conner: Member, LA Community College Board (ret.); Matt Gaines: Board Member, Keppel Union School District (ret.); Michael Camacho: Vice President, Inland Empire Utilities Agency; Ed Chavez: Board Member, Upper San Gabriel Valley Water District; Gloria Gray: Chair, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; Scott Houston: Vice President, West Basin Municipal Water Board; Rob Katherman: Board Member, Water Replenishment District of Southern California; Mark Lainer: Board Member, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (ret.); Harold Williams: Board Member, West Basin Municipal Water District; John Murray: Board Member, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (ret.); Lynne Plambeck: Member, Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency; Aaron Grunfeld: Board Member, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (ret.); Jesus Quinonez: Board Member, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (ret.); Allan Lowy: Attorney; Angel Izard, Member, LA County Democratic Party (ret.); Andrew Friedman: Founder, Bais Naftoli; Allen M. Lawrence: Chair, ValPac (ret.); Amnon Shalev: Member, California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology & Hearing Aid Dispensers Board; Allen M. Lawrence: Chair, California Transportation Commission (ret.); Adi Liberman: Longtime environmental leader; Andrew Hewitt: Concert promoter; Andrew Lachman: Board Chair, Mid City West Neighborhood Council (ret.); Ali Razi: Founding Chairman, Farhang Foundation; Amy Wiwuga: Co-chair, CADEM Legislation Committee; Adrian Vasquez: Youth Development Program Associate, California Community Foundation; Bruce Saito: Executive Director, California Conservation Corps; Barry Maiten: LAPD Area and Divisional Reserve Officer of the Year; Bob Abrahams: Board Member, Mid City West Neighborhood Council (ret.); Brad Rosenheim: Chair, Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA); Bart Kogan: Co-chair, Sinai Temple Board of Governors; Bob Burke: President, Building and Appeals Board, City of Los Angeles (ret.); Brad Kane: President, South Carthay Neighborhood Association; Barbara Broide: President, Westwood South of Santa Monica Homeowners Association; Bobbie Jean Anderson: Trustee, New Frontier Democratic Club; Coby King, Board Member, Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA); Connie Boukidis, Co-Vice President, Comstock Hills Homeowners Association; Carolyn Fowler, President, New Frontier Democratic Club (ret.); Charley Mims, President, The Federation of Hillside and Canyon Associations; Carol Schatz, Past President & CEO, Central City Association (CCA); Cary Brazeman, Planning and Land Use Committee Chair, Mid City WNC (ret.); Dolores Huerta, Co-founder, United Farm Workers (UFW); Dr. Gary Michelson, Founder, Michelson Found Animals; David Hyman, Board Member, North Hills West Neighborhood Council; Davis Han, Member, Credentials Committee, California Democratic Party (CADEM); Derek Devermont, Member, Democratic National Committee; Deana Igelsrud, Co-Chair, Legislative Action Committee, LA County Democratic Party; Hilary Norton, Executive Director, FAST (Fixing Angelenos Stuck in Traffic); Francis Maas, Board Member and past Chair, American Jewish University; Ira Freeman, Legislative Chair, Pharmacists Professional Society of the San Fernando Valley; Irving Lebovics, Chair, Agudath Israel of California; Jerry Neuman, Chair, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce (ret.); Jon Liberman, Corresponding Secretary, South Robertson Neighborhoods Council; Joana Reyes, Member, LA County Democratic Party; Lee Kanon Alpert, Member, Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (ret.); Larry Gross, Executive Director, Coalition for Economic Survival; Melya Kaplan, Executive Director, Voice for the Animals; Mark Rogo, Member, Westwood Neighborhood Council; Patty Shenker, Founder, Animal Equality Now; Animal activist; Roozbeh Farahanipour, President, West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce; Robert Schwartz, Executive Director, Los Angeles City College Foundation


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