UPDATE: Sepi Shyne confirms run for Congress

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I’m so excited to let you know that I’m running for Congress, and I wanted you to be one of the first to hear the news!

You’re probably wondering why I feel compelled to run now, and the answer is simple: Californians deserve a leader who is ready to listen and take action.

Growing up, my family and I were forced to flee Iran after the revolution. At just five years old I understood what it meant to leave my homeland behind in the hopes of a better future. My family worked hard every day to contribute to our community, and their sacrifices taught me the true value of hard work, and the importance of listening to and fighting for every person, not just the wealthy and well-connected.

That’s why I’m running for Congress: Whether you are the first generation in your family to build a life here (like me) or the tenth, our communities are the American Dream. And we all deserve the chance to build it.

Income inequality, workers’ rights, racial injustice, turning back the clock on women and LGBTQ+ rights, rising gun violence and hate crimes, mental health issues and homelessness, our rapidly heating planet, and the rising costs of living and healthcare demand a new generation of leaders in Congress.

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I’ve spent more than two decades ensuring that our community was one where people felt welcome and safe to be themselves – and that every citizen had the same rights, period. Under my leadership homelessness has dropped 60%, and we’re just getting started. Whether it’s serving on the City Council, LGBTQ+ Advisory Board, the city’s Business License Commission, running two small businesses, or now as Mayor, I’ve always put equity and equality for each and every person at the center of my service. And that’s exactly what I’ll do in Congress.

If you’re ready for a different kind of leader – one who stands with you – chip in to be one of Team Shyne’s founding members and then share this message with your friends.

I can’t wait to get to work!

With gratitude,

Sepi Shyne

Sepi Shyne hopes to replace Congressman Adam Schiff, who wants to be senator

Mayor Sepi Shyne is running for California’s 28th congressional district, which includes West Hollywood, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Los Feliz and Burbank, as well as parts of Pasadena and Glendale. Since 2001, the seat has been held by U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, who is looking to fill Dianne Feinstein’s long-held spot in the U.S. Senate.

Both races will be on the November 2024 general election ballot.

Shyne was reportedly the first out LGBTQ person of Iranian descent elected anywhere in the world when she won her seat on West Hollywood City Council in 2020. As a child, she and her family fled the Iranian Revolution of the late 1970s, resettling in California. Shyne, an attorney, runs a private legal practice based in Century City under her maiden name, Ghafouri. Sepi and her wife of 11 years, Ashlei Shyne, announced their separation this past fall.

In 2020, Congress welcomed its first ever Iranian-American member, Stephanie Bice, a Republican from Oklahoma. There are currently fewer than a dozen out LGBTQ+ members of Congress.

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[…] have begun gathering signatures in order to initiate a recall effort against Shyne, who began a campaign for Congress only weeks after taking office as […]

JR Birdsong
JR Birdsong
1 year ago

Septic should resign from WeHo Position. She is poison.

david
david
1 year ago

She is totally unqualified. To all those that voted for her, LOL.

Jake Lee
Jake Lee
1 year ago

Ugh. Lord help us if she gets elected to Congress. What a nightmare and total disaster she would be.

Woke Up
Woke Up
1 year ago

Oh my God! If she becomes a member of congress there will be NO urinals left in the United States!

Last edited 1 year ago by Woke Up
Flush
Flush
1 year ago
Reply to  Woke Up

Can you just imagine that predicament in Congress? Isn’t that where many decisions are made?

Really...
Really...
1 year ago

WOW ! Talk about using West Hollywood as a almost immediate stepping stone to get elected to Congress. It’s apparent that she was calculating this even before she became a member of our City Council. She does not care about West Hollywood or its residents. She seems to care only about herself. When the time comes and she is gone, who is going to clean up the mess she help create?

Eric
Eric
1 year ago

Last night Sepi seemed to be acting more normal, seems Alan’s words from the podium helped to tone her down a bit.

Wow is Me!
Wow is Me!
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric

That plus John Heilman’s strategic move of Councilmember comments to the end of the meeting. Too bad, Sepi had little audience for the “woe is me” diatribes. But she will undoubtedly try some other scheme. C

Scott Sigman
Scott Sigman
1 year ago

Ok I will have to run against stupidity.
Put an end to Stupidity in Congress
Vote for

Eastside Straight Girl
Eastside Straight Girl
1 year ago

Gagging over this but Sepi is already using the same format of fixing the homeless problem as Linsdey Horvath did to get elected. The same engine behind Horvath is behind Sepi, so no matter what way you vote, she WILL get elected! Lying, corrupt Adam Schiff had that seat wayyyy longer than he deserved so don’t think for a moment that the engine will allow another white man to take Schiff’s place. How convenient to have a Iranian, lesbian take his place…..it all works perfectly for the optics of the far left.

Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
1 year ago

For the Iranian Congress????

Resume
Resume
1 year ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

Given Ms. Shyne’s ambitious psyche why wouldn’t she choose to reshape Iran? Now THAT would be an accomplishment worthy of including on a resume.

Davedi
Davedi
1 year ago

Finally there would be a white woman of color in congress!

Resume
Resume
1 year ago
Reply to  Davedi

Best descriptive yet.

Tom
Tom
1 year ago

So far a state senator and an assembly person are supposed to run for Schiff’s seat, which he will vacate IF he wins Feinstein seat. But Sepi Shyne, a Council person of a small and let’s face it, fairly insignificant City with zero experience is dropping her duties as Mayor to focus on running for that seat. And her major qualifications seem to be that she was born Iranian and gay, and is sometimes black. Oh, and she can clear your Camry from the spirit of your Uncle Ralph for only $75. Maybe she could offer an over zoom purification… Read more »

voter
voter
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom

Thanks, Tom. That sums it up.

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