Kevin James (left) joins Mayor Pete Buttigieg (center) and Mayor Eric Garcetti (right) at LA rally. (Photo by Al Seib, Los Angeles Times)

Making the Switch from Republican to Democrat

LA Public Works President, Film Chief, and former Republican Mayoral candidate just did it — here’s why.

Turning 18 years old days before my freshman year of college in Norman, Oklahoma, and just two months after the first AIDS cases were discovered in 1981, I had no idea that my twenties would be consumed by worry, fear, stigma, anger, and the brutal early death of friends my age…



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Kevin James

President of City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works and Director of LA Mayor’s Office of Film & TV. Former entertainment litigator and Assistant US Attorney.