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Los Angeles County, CA March 6, 2007 Election
Member of the Board of Trustees; Los Angeles Community College District; Office 5 Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Runoff Election 5/15/2007

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Georgia L. Mercer Click here for more information about this candidate 85,930 votes 45.9%

  • Occupation: Member of the Board of Trustees
  • California Community CollegeTrustees (CCCT), Boardmember
  • CSUN Foundation, Boardmember
  • LA City Human Relations Commission, Former President
  • CA State Advisory Committee on School Finance, Former Member
  • Juvenile Justice Connection Project, Former President
  • CA State Task Force on Civil Rights, Former member
  • Enhance career and technical training opportunities-especially for first responders
  • Maximize taxpayer investment in the 2001 & 2003 $2.2 billion construction bonds for upgrading and modernizing our 9 colleges and 2 centers
  • Improve counseling & mentoring to enable students to complete certificate and degree programs
Roy Burns Click here for more information about this candidate 59,572 votes 31.8%
  • Occupation: Educator/Teacher
  • Veteran, USMC, Service in Vietnam
  • Retired Deputy Sheriff
  • Fmr Member, Calif. POST Commission on Race Relations
  • Father of Five Children
  • Spend Bond money at the campus level, not on administration
  • Empower students and professors
  • Improve Access for lower income students
Mike Rives Click here for more information about this candidate 22,538 votes 12.0%
  • Occupation: Cancer Center Coordinator
  • AA Los Angeles City College, BS CSULA
  • Masters, Boston University
  • Diploma, LAPD Reserve Ofcr Academy
  • Worked for LA County Office of Education
  • Worked for Occidental College
  • Worked for Law Firm of Skadden, Arps
  • Creation of a healthcare campus; expansion of job training
  • Access by students, parents, and professors to board member
  • greater scrunity of expenditures of budget and AA bonds
Hanna Hajjar Click here for more information about this candidate 19,046 votes 10.2%
  • Occupation: Engineer/Inventor/Entrepreneur
  • Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from the American University, with Art as a minor
  • President of the American University Alumni of Southern California
  • Worked in the field of HVAC, & IAQ, in both design, sales, & manufacturing
  • Studied Screenplay writing & Pierce College, & Photography at Triton College
  • Several inventions in the fields of: toys, air purification, art framing, water misting, & pet grooming
  • Boy Scout troop leader
  • Eliminate wasteful spending
  • Active college student participation in decision making
  • Require bidding contractors to give back to college students through giving them opportunities to gain hands-on experience

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  Official Information

Los Angeles Community College District

LACCD Board of Trustees
Candidate Videos

Burns: video; transcript

Hajjar: video; transcript

Mercer: video; transcript

Rives: video; transcript
Candidate Forum Videoconference
Tuesday February 20, 1-3pm

moderator: Lynn Lowry, LWV Los Angeles
main location: L.A. Valley College PMRC
other sites: (see maps)
L.A. City College, Faculty-Staff Center
East L.A., Rm 315; Bldg E7
Harbor, LRC 125
Southwest, Student Services Rm 310
Trade Tech, A114
info: 213/368-1616
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