John R. Harrington is Appointed as San Gabriel's New Mayor

San Gabriel, Calif. - John R. Harrington was appointed by the San Gabriel City Council to become the new Mayor during last night’s reorganization meeting. The City Council also appointed Councilmember John Wu to serve as Vice Mayor. 

John R. Harrington was elected to the San Gabriel City Council in March 2011 and is the longest-serving member of the current City Council. He holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School. Harrington has over twenty years of legal experience specializing in complex financial transactions, municipal law, and public works construction. He is committed to expanding family venues and experiences through community events. He has focused efforts on developing and funding the activities that make living in San Gabriel a memorable experience.

Read more about Harrington at our city's website.

John Wu was appointed to the San Gabriel City Council in February 2022 and elected to City Council in November 2022. Wu is passionate about improving the City’s infrastructure, resident safety, and engagement with the business community as well as budget efficiency. With years of experience in building bridges between businesses and residents, he looks to increase cohesion throughout community segments and enhance San Gabriel’s reputation as a business-friendly city.

Read more about Wu at our city's website.

Watch the full recorded council meeting on the City’s YouTube channel at

For photos of San Gabriel City councilmembers, please click here.


About the City of San Gabriel:


The birthplace of the Los Angeles region, the City of San Gabriel features a diverse population of over 41,000 residents. Founded in 1771 and incorporated in 1913, San Gabriel serves as the home of the San Gabriel Mission. The City features a historic core in the Mission District and a vibrant arts and culture scene at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. For more information about the City of San Gabriel, visit the City’s website at


City of San Gabriel

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Direct: 626.308.2818


425 South Mission Drive

San Gabriel, CA 91776


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