Why you should support this campaign

At 30 years old, Giovany Hernandez is the youngest and only homegrown, born & raised candidate for L.A. City Council, District 1. Giovany believes that communities must take back control of their local politics and elect one of their own. Giovany also believes that it is important for the next generation of political leaders to start stepping up to leadership roles, especially in local politics.

Born and raised in the Pico Union community, Giovany is the son of Salvadoran immigrants who came to Los Angeles in the early 1980’s. His parent have operated a family owned business in the Pico Union community for almost 30 years, where he spent his childhood working until he left to college. Giovany is a first generation college graduate; he attended U.C. Santa Cruz, where he studied Political Science. Giovany has always been involved in community work at every stage of his life. After graduating from college, Giovany worked and served his community working as a children’s social worker, a labor organizer, educational advocate, and currently as a parent organizer to improve our public education for all children everywhere. Giovany is running for City Council because he believes it is imperative that the community has a genuine representative in City Hall that has a real world perspective of the beauty, diversity, challenges and potential of our community. Giovany is very honored for the opportunity to prove that young adults want and can make a real difference in our communities.

Giovany has first hand experience of the struggles our working families face and the challenges they continue to experience.

Your donations and endorsements will help Giovany have a shot at making a difference in the community that raised him.


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  • jody johnson endorsed

    “Local boy who loves his community, super smart and we need diversity!!!”

  • Araceli Velasco endorsed

    “I endorse Giovany Hernandez because he has demonstrated his commitment to the community he seeks to represent. In this social and political climate, our community needs someone in local office who understands them and will genuinely work for their best interest. I have seen how he has become a role model for our youth, and this is something that we so desperately need. #VoteforGio”

  • Liliana endorsed

    “Giovany is a go getter, passionate, driven individual. In the time I've had the pleasure of knowing him he has proven the he can do and will do what he sets his mind to. Vote for Giovany!”

Jan 2 2017

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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • jody johnson endorsed

    “Local boy who loves his community, super smart and we need diversity!!!”

  • Araceli Velasco endorsed

    “I endorse Giovany Hernandez because he has demonstrated his commitment to the community he seeks to represent. In this social and political climate, our community needs someone in local office who understands them and will genuinely work for their best interest. I have seen how he has become a role model for our youth, and this is something that we so desperately need. #VoteforGio”

  • Liliana endorsed

    “Giovany is a go getter, passionate, driven individual. In the time I've had the pleasure of knowing him he has proven the he can do and will do what he sets his mind to. Vote for Giovany!”

  • Daniel Mascardo endorsed

    “I've had the great honor and privilege of knowing Giovany for more than a decade. I know for a fact that he loves the city of L.A., and he will work tirelessly for the betterment of the community. I fully endorse Giovany Hernandez for L.A. City Council, District 1.”

  • Edith Valencia endorsed

  • Marze Troy endorsed

    “I endorse Giovany because the success of a community comes when you stop thinking as an individual. I have seen his hard work, I know how engage he is with his community and as a leader he will sure represent the voice of the people that has been waiting for a real person, for a real human being , for a leader that feels and breaths the streets for which he will strive to make better.”

  • Nunila Cerda endorsed

  • Michael endorsed

    “I have known Giovany Hernandez have for 15 years and he is born leader. Through our years playing soccer together I witnessed his work ethic, passion, and determination first hand.”

  • Bianca Jimenez endorsed

    “I support Giovany Hernandez because he is extremely passionate about his community and helping people in general. I have known Giovany for 15 years and I admire his drive and enthusiasm to get things done and always for everyone else. He definitely is a people person. If I could vote for him as someone on my City Council, I would not hesitate. You can always count on Gio for the people!”

  • George Medland endorsed

    “I had a close working relationship with Giovany for 3 years. During that time he fostered the community we served by maintaining a professional and welcoming attitude. He was passionate and friendly, but knew how to be stern when he needed to be. I can't imagine an individual better suited for public office. I'm proud to endorse Giovany Hernandez. #GioForMio”

  • Eunice endorsed

  • Elizabeth Rodriguez endorsed

    “I had the privilege to meet Giovany Hernandez at UC Santa Cruz. He is passionate and driven for issues such as education,immigration, and affordable housing just to name a few. I could assure you he will be a great city council member. Please go out and vote on March,7,2017.”

  • Jason Sweet endorsed

    “I endorse Giovany Hernandez for his heart and professionalism for the people of Los Angeles. I am confident that Mr. Hernandez will do an excellent job serving on the city Council. I encourage you to vote for him and he will make Los Angeles what it needs to be for all of us.”

  • Chris Lu endorsed

    “Giovany has a passion for change that is unmatched. He strives to provide an inclusive and fair community. Knowing Giovany for over 10 years, I know that he has the dedication for his community to do what's best. Being a public educator, I fully endorse Giovany Hernandez for the LA City Council, District 1.”

  • Jocelyn endorsed

    “Giovany Hernandez is a passionate individual who cares about his community and is ready to make a difference in CD 1. Hernandez who was born and raised in the community, knows and understands what the residents need. There is no doubt that Hernandez can and will make a difference!”

  • kadrea endorsed

    “I've known Giovany Hernandez for 15 years. He has always had a real, genuine, humble spirit. He gives his heart and soul to the community. He is the best candidate for the position because of his education and his career experience.”

  • Derrick endorsed

  • Nancy endorsed

    “I endorse Giovany Hernandez because he is a hard worker, he is passionate and he is very well educated. He knows the community and he cares about it enough to be the voice of change and make things happen.”

  • Aurelia Huerta endorsed

    “Giovanny is a loyal friend and outstanding individual. He cares about the well being of others and is passionate about serving his community.”

  • Rebecca endorsed

  • Dr. Jose Davila endorsed

    “I would like to endorse Giovany Hernandez for Councilmember! An absolute talent, passionate leader, and game changer. He will make important contributions to our community today and tomorrow. I have no doubt he is the right choice. He is more than ready for this! Let us support a person who will fight for us today and our children's future! Go Gio!”

  • Rey endorsed

    “I've known the guy for over a decade. I can honestly say that Giovany is one of the most genuine individuals I've ever come across. He's tailor made for this. He gets people and I think that's were he really thrives. All these other politicians can tell you how they hear you and understand you but Giovany actually does. He's trying to make a change and he's starting with home. I'm all in.”

  • Carol Santacruz endorsed

    “Mr. Hernandez was and continues to be an influential individual in my life. When I first met him, I was inspired by his capacity to move an audience, literally and figuratively. His goals have always succeeded and gone beyond. His diligence is what drives him. I endorse Giovany Hernandez.”

  • Marvin Xia endorsed

    “Giovanny Hernandez is an upstanding individual with his heart in the right place, his community. There is no doubt in my mind that he will not do everything in his power to better the lives of those in district one, as none of the other candidates other than himself has been born and raised in district one.”

  • Jackeline Hernandez endorsed

  • Courtney Mitchell endorsed

    “Giovany is an honest and genuine person that wants to give back to the community that raised him. His heart beats for this community and anyone that speaks to him about his life and goals can tell this is true. In addition he is a smart capable problem solver that is able to bring people together and listen to make things better for everyone. He's one of the most honest and welcoming people I know, and I have no doubt that he can make great differences in the community.”

  • CJ SSolomon endorsed

    “I endorse Giovany Hernandez because he is passionate about creating change in District 1. He understands the barriers that residents face, and he is motivated to get those people more involved in local politics. When Gio says he's going to do something, he does it. So when he says he wants to make a difference in the community, I'm confident that he will do everything in his power to make that happen. Vote for Gio ! ”

  • deserae borras endorsed

  • Elizabeth Rodriguez endorsed