Mitchell Englander was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. He attended valley public schools and has dedicated his life to public service and to making the Valley a safer and better place to live, work, and raise a family.
He was elected to serve as Los Angeles City Councilmember for the Twelfth District on March 8, 2011, to serve the communities of Granada Hills, Northridge, Porter Ranch, Chatsworth, North Hills, Reseda, Sherwood Forest and West Hills. In July 2013, he was unanimously voted by his peers to serve as President Pro Tempore of the City Council. He serves as Chair of the Public Safety Committee, Vice-Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee and is a member of the Planning and Land Use Management Committee, and the Executive Employee Relations Committee. He was re-elected in 2015 with 100% of the vote.
Mitch's top priority is public safety, and is committed to re-focusing the City on its core services, including public safety, infrastructure and planning. He is also an active LAPD Reserve Officer at Devonshire Division.
Mitch is a dedicated family man, and lives in Granada Hills with his wife Jayne and their daughters Lindsey and Lauren and their three dogs. One of his proudest achievements was being named Father of the Year by the National Father's Day Council 2006.