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Arcadian Alton Wang Announces Candidacy for Pasadena City College Board

Published on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 | 5:28 pm
Alton Wang (Photo courtesy Alton Wang twitter)

Promising to expand student success and promote community-oriented governance that prioritizes listening and engagement, Arcadia community leader Alton Wang announced his candidacy for Pasadena City College (PCC) Board of Trustees in Area 7 on Tuesday, January 18.

A second generation Arcadian who grew up in the community and attended Arcadia’s public school, Wang said he has spent the last decade advocating for equal access to opportunities on behalf of his communities.

Wang announced he is running for the PCC Board of Trustees representing Arcadia Unified to ensure that all future students and families can benefit.

“My campaign for the Board of Trustees is rooted in this community I grew up in, the students I have worked with, and my own family’s immigrant story.”

“My own parents relied on PCC to further their education, and from them I have seen how access to affordable, local public education can change the trajectory of someone’s life. I believe that our communities deserve an advocate that fights not just for the issues we face today, but addresses the challenges of the future,” Wang told Pasadena Now.

Wang vowed to ensure that students continue to earn the credits they need for transfer or degree completion if he gets elected. He also promised to prepare PCC for the future by ensuring that pressing issues will be discussed, from ensuring PCC’s facilities match the needs of students and faculty to addressing the drop in enrollment.

Wang said his campaign has earned the endorsements of a majority of Arcadia’s education leaders, including Arcadia Unified School District (AUSD) Board Members Raymond Cheung, Shirley Yee, and Fenton Eng.

The PCC Board of Trustees, Area 7 largely follows the boundaries of the AUSD and represents parts of Arcadia and Temple City.

Wang will formally launch his campaign virtually via zoom on January 23 at 11 a.m.

During the meeting, attendees will hear from early endorsers to the campaign, including Monterey Park Mayor Henry Lo and Alhambra Councilmember Sasha Perez, according to Wang.

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