Jason Pu

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 served as Mayor of the City of San Gabriel from March of 2015 to March of 2016.

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.

In addition, Jason has been actively involved with nonprofit, community and political organizations. He was a founding member of student activist groups at Stanford to oppose Proposition 187 and bring an Asian American Studies program to the university. He served as a legal services volunteer with the Support Network for Battered Women and Asian Pacific American Legal Center (now Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles). He served as Co-Chair of the Asian Pacific Islander Law Students Association at the UCLA School of Law 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 obtaining a visa for a minor girl who was smuggled to the U.S. from China. For six years, he also served as the Chair of the Site Council of his daughter’s elementary school.

He currently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer on the Board of the League of California Cities – API Caucus and as the City of San Gabriel’s representative to the Transportation Committee of the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments and League of California Cities. He also supports and remains active with numerous other nonprofit, community and political organizations.

In his free time, Jason enjoys traveling, especially if snorkeling and SCUBA diving are involved, and spending time with his 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 community for everyone to live, work and play.