Cliff Announces Candidacy for ECC Trustee

Cliff Announces Candidacy for ECC Trustee

Serving as an elected official for five years, guiding the City of Torrance as a councilman and contributing to regional and state policy, has been a privilege and a honor. Thank you for your support!

Now, for the first time, El Camino College, one of the state’s largest community colleges serving half a million constituents, has an open Governing Board Member position resulting from redistricting.

So I have decided to go into the “family business” (both my parents were teachers, my sister teaches in Torrance and my brother is a professor at Cal State Sacramento). I am running for College Trustee, to help oversee policy for the college of more than 20,000 students.

Now, as I prepare for the November 5, 2013 election, I humbly ask for your support. If you can attend, I would look forward to seeing you at our Aug. 28 fundraiser! Otherwise, I would appreciate any contribution you can make.

Serving on the Board of Trustees serves as a great next public service step from my time as a councilman, where I worked to make government cost-effective. Some highlights:

  • Balanced budgets and maintained reserves throughout the recession
  • Focused on critical services; found funds to hire additional police officers
  • Helped initiate energy efficiency programs to save up to $300,000 annually
  • Teamed with the school board for joint savings
  • Catalyzed the creation of the South Bay business incubator to help entrepreneurs
  • Started “Seniors: Don’t Be Scammed” Education/Crime-Prevention Program
  • Held prices for senior bus fares and established low cost student fares

I have been endorsed by Torrance Mayor Frank Scotto, Redondo Beach Mayor Steve Aspel, all Torrance School Board and Torrance Council members, all Redondo Beach School Board members, State Senator Ted Lieu, Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, and El Camino Trustee Maureen O’Donnell.

El Camino is a great place – and I’d like to continue great efforts that are underway:

  • Alert students to financial aid opportunities
  • Improve outreach, including transitioning high school seniors to the college
  • Help students quickly complete their degrees/certificates or transfer to a four-year institution
  • Connect private sector companies to help students get jobs

Please support this campaign. Please contribute $500, $250, $99 or whatever you can give today and, if you can, attend the Aug. 28 fundraiser. Thank you so much for your support!

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