Joey Freeman serves as the Deputy Mayor of Intergovernmental Affairs in the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass, where he has overall responsibility for advancing the Mayor’s agenda at the county, state, and federal levels of government. Most recently, Joey served as Senior Advisor and Policy Director on the Bass for Mayor campaign.
Before joining Mayor Bass, Joey worked for Governor Gavin Newsom, most recently as the Chief Deputy Legislative Affairs Secretary, serving as one of the Governor’s chief advisors on all legislative issues. He began his tenure with Mr. Newsom as a Chief Policy Consultant in the Lieutenant Governor’s office and then served as Policy Director on the Newsom for Governor campaign. Previously, Joey worked for the Special Olympics World Summer Games, on local, state, and federal political campaigns, and completed the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Joey is a proud “Double Bear”, having received his Bachelor of Arts in American Studies in 2013 and his Master of Business Administration from the Haas School of Business in 2023. As an undergraduate student, Joey was elected as the ASUC External Affairs Vice President and was active in the campus Jewish community, serving as a student representative on the Berkeley Hillel Board of Directors and Vice President of the Jewish Student Union.