Mitch O’Farrell Biography
Mitch O’Farrell is an American politician. Since 2013, Mitch has represented the communities of the 13th District. His lived experience has shaped his values and how he serves and he is a member of the Wyandotte Nation. O’Farrell is a dedicated public servant and longtime community activist.
O’Farrell is the only one of three LGBTQ+ elected officials in city government. Since taking office. Mitch tackled some of the toughest issues facing Los Angeles and led on solutions. Mitch authored the plan to make LA 100% carbon-neutral by 2035 and expand the use of zero-emission vehicles. O’Farrell has brought 4,300 units of affordable housing to Council District 13.
Mitch O’Farrell Age
O’Farrell was born in 1960, Oklahoma, US
Mitch O’Farrell Height
Mitch stand at a height of 5 feet and 9 inches.
Mitch O’Farrell Education
O’Farrell has not disclosed his education details
Mitch O’Farrell Nationality
Mitch is an American National
Mitch O’Farrell Parents
Mitch father was a union truck driver while his mother was an administrative assistant. His father’s job required him to drive out to Los Angeles several times a month, fueling Mitch’s dream to eventually move out west on his own. Mitch’s simple childhood has enabled him to realize the importance of having access to resources for a comfortable, and fulfilling life.
Mitch O’Farrell Siblings
Mitch has three siblings, a brother and two sisters.
Mitch O’Farrell Partner
O’Farrell and his partner, George Brauckman, live together in Glassell Park with their dog, Speedy.
Mitch O’Farrell Children
O’Farrell and his partner do not have children
Mitch O’Farrell Los Angeles City Council
Mitch was elected to office on May 21, 2013 to succeed now Mayor Eric Garcetti as the Council member of the 13th district. The newly elected council member held a ceremonial swearing-in event at Marsh Street Park on Saturday June 29 2013, and started his term on July 1.
O’Farrell became Acting President of the City Council following Nury Martinez’s resignation in wake of the 2022 Los Angeles City Council controversy. It was speculated that O’Farrell would receive a challenge from a progressive candidate in the 2022 election. Police abolitionist Albert Corado, homelessness policy advisor Kate Pynoos, and UNITE HERE organizer Hugo Soto-Martinez challenged O’Farrell from the left; Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Johnson also ran against O’Farrell.
Mitch began his public service in 2002 under the leadership of then Council member Eric Garcetti. Mitch’s experience as a field deputy, district director, and senior advisor to the former City Council President have provided valuable insight on how to make government work better for people across the 13th District.
Mitch is deeply passionate about giving back to his community, supporting families, the arts, habitat preservation, and open space. He has volunteered and held leadership positions in several non-profit organizations such as the California Wilderness Coalition, Project Angel Food, The Wildlife Way station, and the Santa Cecilia Orchestra, an organization that provides after-school classical music lessons to children in the Los Angeles Unified School District in traditionally under served communities
O’Farrell understands the importance of Hollywood, its history, and its brand as a unique one-of-a-kind destination place for the rest of the world. Mitch is working to enhance Hollywood’s reputation as a world class neighborhood to live, do business, and visit. It is an economic driver for the rest of Los Angeles as the
entertainment capital of the world and a worldwide destination for tourists.
Mitch’s most important projects is the Los Angeles River, the birthplace of
city, and a symbol of the endless possibilities it represents. The LA River was Los Angeles’ main water source until 1913 when the aqueduct opened. The degradation of the river began after the great floods of the 1930’s when it was transformed into a drainage system and the incredible post WWII population growth and development relegated the once great waterway to little more than a nuisance.
O’Farrell is enacting the first Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District (EIFD) for the LA River, the first in the city, and believes that the coming restoration and revitalization improvements will benefit Angeles recreational, aesthetically, and economically
Mitch is an avid animal lover, he has made animal welfare one of his priorities during his time in office. Leading the way on the Elephant bull hook ban, and the Coyote snare ban, are two of his proud accomplishments.
Mitch sponsors pet adoptions on a regular basis and has always fought for additional funding for spay and neuter programs. His great respect and passion for animals has always been a significant aspect of his life. Mitch strongly believes that the humane treatment of animals makes us better human beings
O’Farrell is an openly gay council member, Mitch has established strong ties within the LGBTQ community, including the Los Angeles LGBT Center, Bienestar, Equality California, and other advocacy organizations. It is of tremendous importance to Mitch that no one regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religious belief be marginalized in any way.
Mitch is determined to work with the organizations to provide services to those in the LGBT community, promote advocacy at the local and national level, and to pay tribute to the great and long history of the LGBT community in the 13th District. Mitch has steadily maintained the visibility of the LGBT community and is working to elevate its place in mainstream society.
O’Farrell has also helped lead the City’s response to COVID-19, including: the establishment of the largest rental relief program in the country; providing over $1 million in direct grants to small businesses and theatres in the 13th District; monthly food distribution events for needy families; “hero pay” for grocery workers; and providing vaccines for nearly 3,000 residents and workers in the 13th District, with a focus on historically under served communities.
Mitch O’Farrell re-election
O’Farrell is running for re-election to the Los Angeles City Council to represent District 13 in California. He is on the ballot in the general election on November 8, 2022. He advanced from the primary on June 7, 2022.
Mitch O’Farrell District 13 Los Angeles Map
City Council has approved the final redistricting maps for new council districts. The boundaries, based on 2020 Census data will be used for the upcoming election and the next ten years.
In the new map, Los Angeles’s Council District 13, stretches from Hollywood to Glassell Park and also includes, Atwater Village, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Historic Filipinotown, Rampart Village, Silver Lake, Thai Town, and Windsor Square
Mitch O’Farrell Salary
O’Farrell earns an annual estimated salary of USD 184,000.
Mitch O’Farrell Net Worth
Mitch estimated net worth is USD 2 million.
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