Jason Pu

Councilmember Jason Pu was elected to the San Gabriel City Council in 2013 and re-elected in 2017. He is a graduate of Stanford University and the UCLA School of Law and previously served as Mayor of the City of San Gabriel from March of 2015 to March of 2016 and from March of 2019 to March of 2020.

Jason is a business attorney with his own practice in the areas of corporate, finance and real estate. He began his professional career as a business attorney at Cooley LLP in Silicon Valley where he represented public and private technology companies, banks, venture capital firms and financial institutions. Prior to starting his own practice, he also worked as a business attorney at a small firm in Santa Monica and as the founder and manager of his own music company for Asian Pacific American artists.

While at Stanford, Jason was active with numerous nonprofit and service organizations. He was a founding member of student activist groups to oppose Proposition 187 and to bring an Asian American Studies program to the university. He was active in several groups at the Haas Center for Public Service and served as a legal services volunteer with the Support Network for Battered Women and the East Palo Alto Community Law Project. While at the UCLA School of Law, he served as a volunteer for the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (now Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles), as Co-Chair of the Asian Pacific Islander Law Students Association and as a founding board member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County. In addition, he served as a pro bono attorney through Kids in Need of Defense and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association for an underage victim of human trafficking who was smuggled to the U.S. from China. Locally, he has also served as the Chair of San Gabriel Unified School District Board Advisory Improvement Committee (2 years) and the Chair of the McKinley Elementary School Site Council (6 years).

He currently serves as 1st Vice President of the League of California Cities – API Caucus and as the City of San Gabriel’s representative to the League of California Cities, the Southern California Association of Governments, the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) and the Independent Cities Association. He also serves as the Chair of the SGVCOG Transportation Committee, a member of the SGVCOG Executive Committee and continues to support numerous other nonprofit and community organizations.

In his free time, Jason enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. His top priorities for the City of San Gabriel are to continually improve its infrastructure and business community, beautify its gateways and streetscapes and make the city a vibrant and inclusive place for everyone to live, work and play.