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Posted on: March 23, 2023

John R. Harrington Appointed as Mayor of San Gabriel

City Council Reorganization

John R. Harrington was appointed by the San Gabriel City Council to become the new Mayor during the March 21 reorganization meeting. The City Council also appointed Councilmember John Wu to serve as Vice Mayor. 

John R. Harrington was elected to the San Gabriel City Council in March 2011 and is the longest-serving member of the current City Council. He holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School. Harrington has over twenty years of legal experience specializing in complex financial transactions, municipal law, and public works construction. He is committed to expanding family venues and experiences through community events. He has focused efforts on developing and funding the activities that make living in San Gabriel a memorable experience.

Read more about Harrington at our website.

John Wu was appointed to the San Gabriel City Council in February 2022 and elected to City Council in November 2022. Wu is passionate about improving the City’s infrastructure, resident safety, and engagement with the business community as well as budget efficiency. With years of experience in building bridges between businesses and residents, he looks to increase cohesion throughout community segments and enhance San Gabriel’s reputation as a business-friendly city.

Read more about Wu at our website.

Watch the full recorded council meeting on the City’s YouTube channel at

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