Clipper Darrell asked the Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles Jeff Gorell to be a special guest on FanTruth and this was a day that went down in the history books!
I’m not even sure I can give you a preview or put into words how awesome this man is… and I can’t even begin to share how much he shocked our listeners by sharing some of his amazing talents. SOO that means you will just have to listen to it all here:
Deputy Mayor Jeff Gorell
Jeff Gorell serves as the City of Los Angeles Deputy Mayor for Homeland Security and Public Safety. Jeff has prior experience as a state legislator, criminal prosecutor, university professor, and military intelligence officer.
As Deputy Mayor for Homeland Security and Public Safety, Jeff advises the Mayor of Los Angeles on policy related to security and resilience. He supervises a staff of 65 in the Mayor’s Office of Public Safety, and oversees more than 35,000 city employees at the Los Angeles Police Department; Los Angeles Fire Department; and the Los Angeles Emergency Management Department. The Mayor’s Office of Public Safety also houses and directs the LA’s Gang Reduction Youth Development (GRYD) program; the Mayor’s Crisis Response Team (CRT); and three federally-funded homeland security and counter-terrorism operational programs. He and his senior staff coordinate with other regional, state, and federal agencies to ensure Los Angeles is secure and fully prepared for any emergency or natural disaster.
Jeff was an elected member of the California State Assembly, representing the 37th and 44th District, from 2010 to 2014. He served as Vice-Chairman of the Assembly Budget Committee. Previously, he was a Deputy District Attorney in Ventura County, working in the Major Narcotics and Serious and Violent Felony Units. He is also currently an active-drilling Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve and has been deployed twice to Afghanistan.
Jeff earned his B.A. in history from the University of California, Davis and his J.D. from University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law. He lives in Camarillo, CA, and has two young sons, Jack and Steven.
With such an imprressive bio it is amazing to find out that Jeff is a hard core fan of the L.A. Clippers and used to be a season ticket holder. He showed out on his skills and we got to see a whole new side to the politician that we really really enjoyed. Deputy Mayor Gorell is the most down-to-earth person I’ve ever met and so genuine.
Deputy Mayor Jeff Gorell