Community Leader Fred Mariscal
Enters LA City Council District 4 Race
Veteran Neighborhood Council Member and Activist Enters Wide-Open Race
(Los Angeles) – Today, neighborhood activist and community leader Fred Mariscal entered the race for Los Angeles City Council District 4, promising to bring a fresh approach to our district with his unique perspective as a grassroots organizer, coalition builder, member of the immigrant community, and member of the LGBT community.
A proud first-generation American, Mariscal has built a solid record of serving the community in his new country, becoming a U.S. citizen earlier this year. Born and raised in Mexico City, he attended Anahuac University where he studied Communications. He moved to Los Angeles in 1992, where he attended the University of Southern California, receiving a degree from the School of Cinematic Arts.
Mariscal is a community activist and committed volunteer. He began his grassroots community involvement more than fourteen years ago, and has served as first Vice President of Communications for the Stonewall Young Democrats and Vice President of Finance for the California Young Democrats. He also served on the Board of Governors of The Human Rights Campaign, and raised over $30,000 for the LGBT organization.
In 2012, Fred ran to represent Larchmont Village as a Board Member, and was elected as the top vote-getter. He was elected Treasurer of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Coalition in 2013, and currently serves as Vice Chair – a position he was elected to in January.
An advocate for public safety, Mr. Mariscal is a founder of his community’s Neighborhood Watch Program, where he successfully persuaded Paramount Studios to donate the funds to put the neighborhood signs in place. Fred is also a graduate of the Los Angeles Fire Department's CERT program.
Fred is a three-term member of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, where he currently serves as both a Budget Representative and the Chair of the Outreach committee.
Mr. Mariscal serves on the Board of Directors of Bienestar Human Services, The Stonewall Democratic Club, and The Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association. He has served on the Boards of Honor Pac (founding member), the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (LAGLCC), and The National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC).
Fred has resided in the Larchmont Village area of Los Angeles since 2000, and lives with his partner of 12 years, Michael Walkoski.