Steven Mac is a U.S. Army officer, a veteran of the Afghanistan war, and a felony prosecutor in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. He is 35 years old and has served in the Army Reserve for over 14 years, holding the rank of Major.
Steven was born to refugees of war at French Hospital on Hill Street in Chinatown and raised in South Los Angeles, attending Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School. His mother sewed in the garment district of Downtown and his father worked as a waiter. His parents have healthcare because of President Obama. Steven held jobs from construction, digging trenches and demolition, to bagging groceries and unloading produce trucks in the early mornings. He understands through personal experience the struggle that many in Los Angeles face and will fight for equal opportunity for everyone in the district.
Steven served in Kandahar, Afghanistan as an Army JAG officer responsible for ensuring compliance with laws governing the Army's wartime mission. He advised Brigadier Generals on congressional appropriations and oversight, federal laws and regulations on wartime power, investigations of senior officers, international law, and the federal code of ethics.
Steven began his military career as an Army intelligence officer and served as a Company Commander, training soldiers to support the missions in South Korea, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He is the only candidate with the experience to understand what is required to defend and protect our friends in South Korea, Israel, and allies in NATO at a time when Russian influence is attempting to destabilize democratic governments.
Steven graduated from UC Berkeley and the UCLA School of Law and works as a prosecutor, in cases from domestic violence, to having a bomb, and attempted murder, to defend the innocent and vulnerable in our communities.
Steven is running to defend our home against the hurtful divisive policies of the Trump Administration. He will fight against the destruction of affordable healthcare. He will fight against mass deportation. He will fight against inequality. He will fight against the destruction of our environment.
Steven believes in a nation of laws and will use every check and balance he knows as a JAG officer and prosecutor to hold the administration accountable to the Constitution.
Steven believes in government of the people, by the people, and for the people.