Veteran Neighborhood Council Member/Activist Enters Wide Open Race
Los Angeles – Neighborhood leader Fred Mariscal has entered the race for Los Angeles City Council in District 4. Mariscal is a three-term member of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC), community activist and committed volunteer.
Fred Mariscal will bring a fresh approach for our community. He will take his experience as a neighborhood activist, a grassroots organizer, a coalition builder, a member of the immigrant and LGBT community, to be an advocate for the residents of the district.
He was born and raised in Mexico City and attended Anahuac University where he studied Communications. In 1992 he moved to Los Angeles and received a degree (’96) from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.
Mariscal began his grassroots community involvement more than fourteen years ago. He 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, raising over $30,000 for the LGBT organization, and served on the board of Bike Out, an organization that planned biking expeditions for underserved LGBT youth.
In 2010 Fred Mariscal began volunteering for the GWNC and served on the Outreach Committee. In 2012 he ran to represent Larchmont Village, and received more votes than any of the 15 area Board Members. In March of 2014 Fred was elected to another term in the GWNC, serving as Chair of the Outreach Committee and a Budget Representative.
In 2013 Fred was elected Treasurer of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition, and in January of 2014 he was elected Vice Chair of the same organization. Mr. Mariscal is a founder of his Neighborhood Watch Program, and successfully persuaded Paramount Studios to sponsor the initiative. Fred Mariscal is also a graduate of the Los Angeles Fire Department's CERT program.
Mr. Mariscal serves on the Board of Directors of Bienestar Human Services, The Stonewall Democratic Club, and The Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association. He 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 California Chapter (NWPC).
Fred has resided in the Larchmont Village area of Los Angeles since 2000, and lives with his partner of 12 years, Michael Walkoski.