MEET GEORGEGeorge, his husband Alex, and Sissi.

George is running for West Hollywood City Council to prioritize public safety, and to govern with common sense for the good of all residents.

A West Hollywood Public Safety Commissioner appointed by Councilmember Lauren Meister, George fought for the rehiring of Sworn Deputies, who had previously been cut by Council majority, at his very first commission meeting. He continues to push for a fully funded and fully staffed West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station to meet the city's growing public safety needs.

George’s goal is to make West Hollywood more Affordable, to get us Back to the Basics, and redirect our focus on Community Livability and Safety. He understands that the issues we face are complex and that simple black and white thinking does not solve problems — it usually makes them worse, while dividing the community.

A 19-year resident of West Hollywood, George is originally from a small town in rural Pennsylvania (near Gettysburg). He has a BFA in Filmmaking from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, the first public arts conservatory in America.

George trained as a talent agent, has been a manager for actors and Japanese visual artists, worked in home video distribution, and is now Director of Sales & Business Development for an Over-The-Counter pharmaceuticals company specializing in international distribution. His extensive professional experience working with governments and regulatory agencies around the world has given him a deep understanding of how government works and how to get the necessary done.

Public safety and resilience is important to George. In addition to being a Public Safety Commissioner and starting a neighborhood watch group on the east side of West Hollywood, George has completed the American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certification, the Los Angeles County Fire Department CERT Training, and the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Community Academy. 

George and his husband Alex rent an apartment in a duplex on the east side of West Hollywood. They have been together for 28 years this year and will be celebrating their 7-year marriage anniversary in October. They share their home with two senior rescue cats, Marie 17 and Sissi 12, both adopted in 2023. 

George is building a true grassroots campaign, and he is not taking money from big developers. He is running to serve on the West Hollywood City Council, not as a steppingstone to higher office, or to impose his personal ideology on anyone, but because he loves West Hollywood.

 

 

George and his Mom