Teresa Y. Hillery is an attorney who lives in the South Park neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles. She has been active in the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

She grew up in Vallejo, California, and earned a law degree from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. She has completed Harvard School of Government’s Public Leadership Program.

She has worked at Fidelity National Financial, where she was a Senior Trial Attorney and Senior Commercial Underwriting Counsel.

Connections. It’s all about who you know:

Hillery is actively involved in the Los Angeles County Bar Association as a trustee and chair of the real property section. Previously, while on the executive committee for the real properties section, she created a subsection to focus on creating mentoring and networking opportunities for tenants’ attorneys, who are typically solo practitioners, younger and from underrepresented backgrounds.

She is also involved in the Los Angeles chapter of Christian Legal Aid, which operates legal clinics. Hillery, whose legal focus is on real estate, says she is usually assigned to help people who have issues with their landlord, or their neighbors.

She has also been involved with the South Park Neighborhood Association’s Political Action Committee and the Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods.

Fundraising: Who’s handing out the cash?

Hillery’s campaign has raised just over $101,000, as of Feb. 17, including a $40,000 loan from herself. The rest of her funds largely came from individuals who donated altogether around $50,000. More than 50 of her donors list “attorney” as their occupation, and their donated amount was around $15,600. Another $7,800 is from donations less than $100.

Spending inside the Campaign:

Hillery’s campaign had spent $39,465, as of Feb. 17. Of that, $24,850 was spent on different campaign consultants.

Gifts and income

Hillery reported investment in stock for Fidelity National Financial, a title insurance company on her Form 700 State of Economic Interests

Endorsements and what’s being said about them:

Hillery’s campaign website does not list an endorsements page. She said in an interview that she is endorsed by Eulanda Lynn Matthews, who sits on a Los Angeles County commission; Rosetta Broomfield, secretary of the real property section of the LA County Bar Association; and former CD14 candidate Samir Bitar.

This Boyle Heights Beat article shares more details from an interview with Hillery, including her biography and campaign platform.

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