Born and raised in Sierra Madre, Mayor John Harabedian attended Sierra Madre Elementary School and St. Rita
Elementary School before graduating from Loyola High School, Yale University (B.A.), Oxford University
(M.Sc.), and Stanford Law School (J.D.). Mr. Harabedian is an attorney, and previously served as a Coro
Fellow in Public Affairs.
Mayor Harabedian was first elected to the City Council in April 2012 and re-elected for a second term in
April 2016. This is Mayor Harabedian’s second time serving as Mayor for the City of Sierra Madre.
Mayor Harabedian currently represents Sierra Madre on the San Gabriel Valley Metro Service Council and
on the Los Angeles County Sanitation District.