Hello, my brothers and sisters, this is Tevis Verrett. And I’m running for LA County Board of Supervisors for the valley in 2022.
I decided to stop shaking my fist at the TV, complaining on Facebook, and get off the couch and into the suck. . .
after the January 6 insurrection that just about ripped our democracy to shreds and smothered our constitutionally lead grand experiment.
My why, if not me then who?
If not now then when?
I grew up here. My dad after serving his country in the triple nickels airborne squadron came to CA to escape the jim crow south and found a job a janitor, and grew it into his own maintenance company. My mom was my touchstone. Neither of them finished high school. I was the first one in my family to attend college. My brother went to prison for slinging rock. Same households, my knucleheaded brother, was just stupid and unfortunate enough to catch a case.
My parents taught me the difference between a need and a want. We went through lean times but for food stamps, never did I go to bed hungry.
Every child deserves that as a minimum.
Because of affirmative action on the 80’s I was fortunate enough to attend UCLA. This changed my trajectory, and my future here in the city of the angels.
Every child in this city deserves that opportunity. I want to make that happen for your kids!
I learned the hutzpah, hustle, and mother wit from my dad, on how to be an entrepreneur. I am currently the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Triumvirate Advisors Group, Inc.
I will bring that business savvy and experience to the office of Supervisor.
Even though I was educated at UCLA, I never felt the weight so heavy of being black as Rodney King was beaten savagely in LVT.
Rodney King was just the first time a lynching was televised. Even at my current station in life. I feel the fear, and ‘is today the day that I die? Every time the red and blue lights appear in my rear view mirror.
I have had a sheriffs boot on my back as I lay cuffed on the pavement, and thrown into the back of a cruiser, because my hypereducated and accomplished self was in the wrong neighborhood, or ‘fit the description.’ or the tint on my windows is too dark.
I have watched through the years as Los Angeles has become more dangerous, more divided, and more tribally polarized.
I challenge each and every one of you, let’s endeavor to be our highest angels and better selves.
This movement is not about my why. It is definitely about your why. And finding your voice. And going outside and meeting your neighbor. Seeing people not for the color of their skin, but for the content of their character to realize that we all bleed red.
We are all a community. We are district three which spans from the uber wealthy areas of Westlake, Hidden Hills, and Woodland Hills,
all the way to Arleta, Pacoima, Sylmar, & Lakeview Terrace, where people are suffering from food and rent and security and are just plain old struggling.
Help is on the way.
Every black, brown, and white neighbor should be able to walk their neighborhood and sleep without fear from police, fear of hunger, fear of the homeless, or whatever else goes bump in the night.
We’re all neighbors. You deserve better.
We are living a pandemic
We have a racial crisis, with brothers and sisters being murdered with impunity.
We have a climate crisis
We have a immigration crisis
We have gerrymandering and voter suppression from republicans
We have a LGBTQ under siege and in crisis
We have an insurrection by trumplican sycophants that needs to be smoked out.
This is the pain and darkness. We are the solution. You have a voice. Let’s work to be better, Let’s be our highest and best selves and bring our community back together.
Be the change.
Each and every one of you deserve better. Together, we can get there!
My name is Tevis Verrett. I’m running for LA county supervisor. And I am my brother’s keeper. Please join the movement of light and if moved, bring your voice to the army of light, don’t have the time? Contribute to our better angels!