CULVER CITY, Calif. — Many moms can relate to dropping off their daughter at soccer practice, but most moms are not like Yasmine McMorrin.

What You Need To Know

  • Yasmine McMorrin is running for Culver City Council

  • She would be the first Black woman to ever serve on the council

  • She's campaigning as a single mom

  • One of her big goals is to strengthen rent control

McMorrin, who is running for a City Council seat in Culver City, works on her campaign while in the car at the soccer facility. If elected, she would become the first Black woman to serve as councilmember in Culver City.

“I’m showing up wholeheartedly. It matters who makes these decisions and who they have in mind,” said McMorrin.

Her candidacy qualification is about more than diversity. McMorrin is an attorney, and the interim dean of equity and inclusion at the University of Southern California’s School of Law. Congresswoman Karen Bass and California State Senator Holly Mitchell have endorsed her.

“All of those endorsements are incredibly important to me. They let me know that folks see me. They see my heart,” said McMorrin.

If elected, McMorrin hopes to bring better rent control to Culver City, including more affordable housing. 


“Adding 3,300 units of housing over the next eight years in Culver City, that is going to do a lot to meet our housing imbalance. We have a severe job [and] housing imbalance in Culver City,” she said.

McMorrin hopes to not only be elected to City Council, but also accomplish her campaign goals – all while being a single mom and being an example for her daughter.

“I’m very, very proud of her. It’s a lot to manage, but she keeps on pulling it off,” said Madison, McMorrin’s daughter.

After Election Day, Yasmine McMorrin hopes to start driving away from soccer practice as a city councilwoman.