Meet Sang

Meet Sang

Providing dedicated and accountable leadership for the City of Fairfax

Sang Yi was first elected to serve on the Fairfax City Council on May 1, 2018 with a commitment to prioritize the residents of the City of Fairfax. Sang is a husband, father, military officer, and government professional.

On the Council, Sang is a strong advocate for the most efficient use of our taxpayer dollars, and is a leading voice for the preservation of the City’s character and family-friendly environment. He understands that as a Councilman, he represents the residents to City Hall, and not the other way around.

During his tenure in office, he has championed nonprofit organizations serving our residents, supported our veterans community, promoted STEM education in our schools, and successfully augmented a mental health and suicide prevention program for our students at Fairfax High School.

Sang's Experience

Husband. Father. Veteran. Immigrant.

A long-time community leader, Sang previously served as the City’s appointed member of the Fairfax Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP) Policy Board. Sang also served as the 2nd Vice Commander of American Legion Post 177 in the City of Fairfax, and as President of his homeowners’ association.

Sang has a deep gratitude and respect for the American Dream, which motivated him to dedicate his life to public service in pursuit of growing opportunities for others. An experienced government professional, Sang currently serves as a senior congressional aide focused on oversight of our U.S. government at the highest levels to reduce waste, fraud, and abuse.

Sang began his career in the executive branch at a Defense Department intelligence agency. He also serves as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

Sang is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (B.S. Logistics & Intermodal Transportation), the U.S. Naval War College (M.A. National Security & Strategic Studies), and the George Washington University Law School (J.D.).

As immigrants from Seoul, South Korea, Sang and his parents moved to the Washington metropolitan area in the 1980s. Sang and his wife, Sarah, moved to the City of Fairfax to find a home where they could raise their children, enjoy a sense of community, and still be within a reasonable distance to work. They are blessed to be the parents of two young children, both of whom were born as City residents.

AboutSang's Background


Sang and his parents immigrated to the United States from South Korea in the 1980s. From an early age, Sang developed a deep gratitude and respect for the American Dream, and has spent his adult life in service on the national and local levels. Creating opportunity for others is personal to Sang.


Sang understands the importance of education and will strive to ensure our City students receive the best education possible. Sang earned his Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, his Master of Arts from the U.S. Naval War College, and his Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School. Sang’s course of study and academic pursuits prioritize service.

A Dedicated Public Servant and Military Officer

In addition to his two terms as your City Councilman, Sang has spent nearly two decades in government service both in the executive branch in the intelligence community and in the legislative branch on Capitol Hill. He also serves as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve. As your Mayor, he will bring his leadership and professional experiences and heart for service every day to serve you.

Husband and Father

Sang and his wife, Sarah, met in graduate school at the U.S. Naval War College. Sang wooed Sarah with a hamburger after class, and they have been dining together ever since that day. They are blessed with two children, and dedicated to ensuring that the City of Fairfax remain a family-friendly environment. As Sang often says, “the City of Fairfax isn’t just home, it’s family,” and as your Mayor, he will continue to keep you and your family a priority at City Hall.
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P.O. Box 3194, Fairfax, VA 22038-3194
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Sang Yi is a member of the U.S. Navy Reserve. Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.