About Kate Pynoos

Kate Pynoos standing in Atwater Village

Kate Pynoos has worked to advance progressive policies that put families and neighbors first. Kate’s commitment and vision for a better and more equitable city is inspired by her own family’s history, one that made public service a major part of her life.

In childhood, Kate struggled with a reading disability that challenged her through college. It was this first-hand experience that made Kate passionate about advocating for others, especially children unable to access the resources they need to thrive.

After college, Kate went to work in Washington, D.C. on immigration policy and then back in California, as an attorney focused on immigration. In both capacities, Kate soon realized if she wanted to advance the progressive policies so important to her, she needed to shift focus.

Two years ago, Kate started working for one of the most progressive City Councilmembers in Los Angeles, Mike Bonin, where she helped develop and push for:

  • A full ban on evictions during the pandemic

  • A ban on campaign contributions from developers with business before the City

  • Moving the Department of Water and Power to 100% renewable energy

  • Instituting innovative housing solutions such as social housing, master leasing, and shared housing 

Kate is an active member of her community, most recently serving as Outreach Chair for the Hollywood Neighborhood Council, volunteering weekly to provide meals to food insecure neighbors through the Hollywood Food Coalition, and doing outreach to unhoused neighbors through SELAH Neighborhood Homeless Coalition and the NOHO Home Alliance.


Kate is a third generation Angeleno living with her husband David in Hollywood.