Meet Steve Barr
He's been called a "crusader", a "revolutionary", a "common-sense reformer", and an "instigator".
All his life, Steve Barr has been an ambitious activist and impatient reformer, moving fast to make life better for all of us.
Steve founded Green Dot Public Schools with a vision to transform public schools and give young people in some of LA's toughest schools more and better opportunities.
Today, thousands of students have graduated from the Green Dot schools -- and thousands of students have achieved their dream of college and a better future.
In the early 1990s, Steve co-founded Rock the Vote, a groundbreaking effort to use pop culture to encourage young people to vote and to get involved in our democracy.
And he led the fight to pass the Motor Voter law, signed by President Clinton in 1994. Today, over 100 million people have registered to vote through Motor Voter.
Today, Steve Barr is running for Mayor of Los Angeles because we need a mayor that will fight for every neighborhood and every school. We need a mayor that will lead a grassroots, progressive movement to return power to the rest of us -- not the rich and the powerful. We need a mayor who will fight for a city where every family can thrive.
Steve is married to Teresa Wierzbianska, a former reporter and public school teacher. Their children, Zofia and Jack, both proudly attend public school.