Liat Shochat is the Mayor of Or Yehuda and has been in office since September 2015.
Shochat was born and raised in Or Yehuda to parents from Iraq and Turkey. She served in the IDF as a youth counselor. Shochat holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Ono Academic College. She was certified as a lawyer and managed a private law firm in the civil field.
Shochat served as a member of the Or Yehuda City Council since 2003 on behalf of the Or Hadash faction, an independent list supported by the Labor Party. In this framework, she was the deputy mayor, chairman of the city’s community center’s board of directors, and in charge of early childhood and public housing. In the 2018 mayoral elections, Shochat was elected by a 51.79 percent majority after defeating her rivals. At the national level, Shochat served as chairman of the local branch of the Labor Party for more than a decade.