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Los Angeles County, CA March 8, 2011 Election
Member of the Board of Trustees; Los Angeles Community College District; Office 5 Voter Information

4 Year Term.

A runoff may be held on 5/17/2011 between the top 2 candidates who received the most votes if neither receives a majority. If one candidate receives a majority of votes in this election, that candidate wins and no runoff will be held.

Results as of Jun 10 1:36pm

Runoff Election 5/17/2011

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Scott Svonkin Click here for more information about this candidate 76,466 votes 35.6%

  • Occupation: School Board Member
  • VIce President Los Angeles School Trustees Association
  • Vice Chairman California Credit Union
  • Served as Student Trustee
  • Chairman Los Angeles County Commission
  • Student Success - Help students prepare for transfer or a job
  • Job training
  • Protect taxpayers - Audit all areas to find savings
Lydia A. Gutierrez Click here for more information about this candidate 31,884 votes 14.8%
  • Occupation: Teacher/Neighborhood Boardmember
  • Los Angeles Harbor Community College
  • Pepperdine University, B.A.
  • California State University of Dominquez Hills, M.A.
  • California State University of Long Beach, Writing Fellowship
  • University of California, Los Angeles - Master Teacher, Math Project Center X, UCLA
  • CSPNC Public Safety Chairwoman
  • Accountable Fiscal Responsibility
  • Academic and Vocational Excellence
  • Accessible Classes for Graduation
Octavio Pescador Click here for more information about this candidate 28,635 votes 13.3%
  • Occupation: University Professor
  • Ph.D. UCLA '03
  • M.A. Stanford University '94
  • B.A. UCLA '93
  • Board Member UCLA Community School - RFK Community Schools
  • Founding Board Member Larchmont Charter School
  • Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, Distinguished Faculty Award and Membership
  • Ensure that all students achieve academic success
  • Develop an ethos of civic engagement in the LACCD community
  • Provide skills and training for employment in a sustainable economy
Nicole Michelle Chase Click here for more information about this candidate 25,955 votes 12.1%
  • Occupation: Youth Advocate/Consultant
  • Boys & Girls Club of San Fernando Valley - Development & Marketing Consultant
  • Motivating the Teen Spirit - Certified Facilitator
  • Black Business Expo - Teen Summit Director; Tom Bradley Business Institute Director; West Coast Music Festival Director
  • Councilmember Richard Alarcón - Fundraiser; District Field Representative; Director - Young Senators Program
  • 2010 Woman of the Year - Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. - Nu Omicron Zeta Chapter
  • B.A. Industrial Psychology, University of California at Berkeley; Berkeley, California; UC Berkeley Alumni Scholar
  • Addressing the current budget challenges with innovative solutions that will make for better resource allocation decisions
  • Increase student matriculation and completion rates (transfers, certifications and degrees)
  • Increase financial, educational and capital development transparency and hold all participating parties accountable, across the board...
Pamela R. Bolin Click here for more information about this candidate 20,620 votes 9.6%
  • Occupation: Treasurer, Neighborhood Council
  • The Degree of Associate in Arts-Pierce College
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance-CSU Northridge
  • Treasurer for the Northridge West Neighborhood Council
  • North Valley YMCA -Community Gifts Campaigner
  • Maximize the certificate and transfer rate for community colleges
  • Keep the Encore programs available to senior citizens
  • Stop wasteful spending and utilize the taxpayer dollars efficiently
Mark Lee 19,977 votes 9.3%
  • Occupation: Neighborhood Council Boardmember
Manuel "Manny" Aldana, Jr. Click here for more information about this candidate 11,183 votes 5.2% Priorities:
  • More accountabilty, transparency, and oversight of funds
  • Oppose the increase of tuition fees & cost of textbooks
  • Maintain technical preparation & vocational education

Basic candidate data supplied by the applicable elections official. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.
  Official Information

Candidate Statements from Channel 35

Aldana: none provided
Bolin : video, transcript
Chase: none provided
Gutiérrez: video, transcript
Lee: none provided
Pescador: none provided
Svonkin: none provided
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