The Haraldson campaign issued the following release Wednesday morning:
Roberto Haraldson, the former chair of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Governing Board, has entered the race for Los Angeles City Council for District 13.
Through years of service, Haraldson has distinguished himself as a community activist and organizer with a strong commitment to accountability, diversity, and results. As the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Chair, he led initiatives to establish low cost, basic-tier cable rates for all residents of the City of Los Angeles; championed legislation mandating renewable energy sources by the Department of Water and Power; and created the Community Impact Statement process that empowered neighborhood councils across the city.
Following his term at the neighborhood Council, Haraldson was appointed by current 13th District Councilman Eric Garcetti to the Parks Oversight Committee, where he was elected to Committee Chair and oversaw the process for the distribution of Prop. K funding.
Haraldson has lived throughout Council District 13 since 1986, and at the same home in Silver Lake since 1995. A former musician who helped shape the alternative music scene, Haraldson is a strong supporter of the arts. Having spent many years working in broadcast television post-production, Haraldson worked on programs such as The Simpsons, NYPD Blue, Seinfeld, and Larry King Live, as well as over 200 productions for Telemundo and Univision Television.
Haraldson grew up in Washington State of Mexican and Scandinavian descent, and graduated from Eastern Washington University. A business and property owner, he currently lives in Silver Lake with his 3-year-old daughter, Piper.