Daniel Lee


Former Culver City Mayor Daniel Lee became the first African-American Member of the Culver City Council in its over 100-year history in 2018 where he passed rent control, voted to close down the inglewood oil field, began a reprations process, created a mobile crisis response team and worked to create permanent supportive housing.
A veteran of the US Air Force and California Air National Guard, he currently works as Project Director at the James Lawson Institute. Daniel has a Master’s Degree in Social Welfare from UCLA and a Doctorate in Social Work from USC.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Move to Amend, the Backbone Campaign, Mockingbird Incubator, Elected Officials Protecting America and the advisory board for the ProRep Coalition working for proportional representation in California.