Proven Leadership Fighting For Our Communities
Danielle Sandoval is a community leader, entrepreneur, and third-generation Angeleno. As the former President of the Harbor City Neighborhood Council and the area’s Budget Advocate, she speaks truth to power to ensure working families receive the resources they deserve.
With more than a decade of advocacy experience, Danielle holds City Hall accountable for delivering clean air, especially to communities impacted by the Port of LA, and ensuring essential services are provided equitably to underserved communities. She is running for Los Angeles City Council to lift the voices of those who are too often left behind and lead an inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Growing up in Los Angeles, Danielle’s family faced social, racial, and economic injustices that shaped her upbringing. After spending 20 years working in the hospitality industry, Danielle sought economic and social mobility by starting her own small business. An entrepreneur and paralegal working at firms specializing in civil litigation, intellectual property, and family law, she partnered with a colleague to launch a firm offering low-cost legal assistance in communities of color.
Danielle met her son's father, a third-generation longshore dock worker and International Longshore Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 13 member, and they made their home in the Harbor area. She became involved in the labor movement and previously served as ILWU Federated Auxiliary 8 President, ILWU Federated Auxiliaries Treasurer, and an ILWU Southern California District Council delegate. She’s committed to workers’ rights and marched in solidarity with Los Angeles’ teachers and hosted organizing meetings when they were on strike.
Danielle was first elected to the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council, serving as its treasurer, and recently completed her term as the Harbor City Neighborhood Council President. She also serves on the Los Angeles County Assessor's Advisory Board. In her six years as the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocate, she hosted workshops educating the public on the city’s budget and civic engagement and seeing firsthand how policy decisions at City Hall exacerbate inequity in our neighborhoods.
Danielle is a proud mother of three. Her oldest son is an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 11 member and a U.S. Army Sergeant. Her daughter attends a Historically Black College, and her youngest son attends an LAUSD public school.