James Elmendorf

Policy Director

James (he/him) joined LAANE in 2003 as senior policy analyst. He worked on a variety of policy and campaigns, particularly in the tourism industry, before becoming policy director in 2006. He has served on LAANE’s leadership team since 2010. 

Prior to LAANE, James worked for Coalition LA & UNITE HERE Local 11, and as a journalist for several Los Angeles area newspapers. He graduated from Hampshire College in 1995.