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Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention

Lon Chhay

District 6 Representative

photo of Lon ChhayLon is formerly incarcerated and a former gang member who grew up in Southeast San Diego and City Heights where he entered the legal system at the age of fourteen. He spent his teenage years in the juvenile system from Juvenile Detention camps to the California Youth Authority where eventually he entered the adult prison system. He has spent twenty-two years of his life incarcerated. During his incarceration, he obtained  Associates Degrees in Sociology, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Communication and Media Languages. He is now an undergrad student at San Diego State University majoring in Sociology. He works full-time as a Community Organizer with Asian Solidarity Collective and is a part of the Freedom and Justice Committee where he works alongside those who are formerly and currently incarcerated and their families where he supports them in their efforts to bring and keep loved ones home. He is passionate about bringing change, opportunities, and non-violence to his community.