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March 7, 2017 — Local Elections
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City of Los AngelesCandidate for Mayor

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Diane "Pinky" Harman

Retired Educator/Actor
5,115 votes (1.26%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • My top priority would be to fix the infrastructure. We have pipes over 90 years old that are breaking. Pot holes in the streets.
  • Homeless -- Los Angeles has over 47,000 homeless people and it will increase.
  • Education - Our schools are failing. Being a retired teacher LAUSD for 32 years I would like to get involved with this problem.



Profession:Educator 32 years LAUSD.. Master's in Psychology - Taught at UCLA and Valley College
Retired Teacher, LAUSD (1979–2010)


CSUN, Cal State San Bernardino and Pepperdine University California Life Time Teaching Credential (Master's in Psychology), English as a Second Language, Psychology, Physical Education (1988)


I am a native of Los Angeles 3rd generation.  I grew up in Brenwood, California, where I attended Paul Revere Middle School and Pacific Palisades High School.  At Palisades High School, I was chosen one of the heads of our Drill Team by my peers.  I decided to become a teacher, so, I could  help children reach their full potential.  My parents believed in education, so I continued my career in obtaining two Master's Degrees.  One was in Psychology and the other one was equivalent to an ESL Master's.  I taught English as a Second Language to middle school students for 32 years, which I found very rewarding.  After retiring, I went into acting, which was always a dream of mine. I found this very fulfilling and enjoyed every moment of it.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I want to be able to listen and communicate with the people of Los Angeles.  I feel that town meetings can be beneficial.  Los Angeles has many assets that are not being used to their best advantage. In additin, I want to look at our budget.  There is too much waste going on.  We need to make Los Angeles Great Again.  It is going to take a group effort to accomplish this. The cooperation with the city worker's and unions is essential.  Everyone has something to bring to the table and I want to hear about it.  

Videos (3)

— February 2, 2017 Myself

This video talks about the problems of our school system LAUSD.

— February 2, 2017 Myself

Diane "Pinky" Harman discussing the most pressing problem Los Angeles faces.

— February 8, 2017 Myself

Pinky talks about the issues facing Los Angeles.  The video was seen on channel 5 KTLA yesterday, Feb. 7th at 10 pm.  You can google the entire interview:  Diane Pinky Harman KTLA

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