Marisa Alcaraz graduated from Birmingham High School and grew up in a working middle-class family . She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a BA in Political Science and Criminology and from the University of Southern California with a MPP in Policy . Marisa is a single mom and Latina who was born and raised in the Valley. She has lived here for over 30 years. Alcaraz has previously been involved in projects that created the $15 Minimum Wage, Fair Work Week, and Hero Pay . She currently works as the Deputy Chief of Staff at the Office of Councilman Price. Alcaraz has previously worked as the Policy Deputy for District 7 of Los Angeles .
Alcaraz does not support defunding the police. She wants to prohibit racial profiling and to expand training to prevent use of excessive force and improve de-escalation tactic implementation. She wants to utilize mental health professionals in situations that do not require police armed response .
Southwest Mountain States Regional Council of Carpenters; UFCW Local 770; ILWU Local 94; LA City Councilmember Curren Price; LA City Councilmember Heather Hutt; State Senator Steve Bradford; Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo; Assemblymember Mike Fong; Assemblymember Mike Gipson; San Fernando Councilmember Cindy Montanez; Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper