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Los Angeles County, CA March 8, 2011 Election
 Smart Voter Octavio Pescador

Candidate for
Member of the Board of Trustees; Los Angeles Community College District; Office 5

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Biographical Highlights
  • 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
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • 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
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Key Endorsements
  • Hon. Linda Tong, Student Trustee Los Angeles Community College District
  • Journalist Tom Tugent, Jewish Journal
  • Dodger Hall of Fame Announcer, Jaime Jarrin
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Position Papers
Winning the Future in a United Los Angeles
The new cohort of Trustees will have to guarantee an excellent education, negotiate a labor contract with the American Federation of Teachers and administer a $6 billion Sustainable Building Program (funded via the voter approved Propositions A & AA and Measure J).
UCLA professor strives to help L.A. community colleges
Pescador's staff is completely composed of former students, fellow scholars and community volunteers. "Our (campaign's) greatest asset is (students') intellect(s)." "(Pescador) is a professor. He will take the students' values and opinion to the board."
Who do you want at the helm of LACCD?
Poor planning, frivolous spending and shoddy work dog the sprawling system's bond-financed construction program. Bond money has paid for valuable improvements: new science buildings, libraries, stadiums and computer centers. But costly blunders by college officials, contractors and the district's elected Board of Trustees have denied the system's 142,000 students the full potential of one of California's largest public works programs.
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