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PCC Board of Trustees Candidate Silver Announces New Endorsements

Silver says Thomson, Moody and Grater have expressed support for her candidacy

Published on Monday, February 17, 2020 | 3:00 am

Pasadena City College Area 4 Board of Trustees Tammy Silver said Sunday she has picked up several key endorsements.

According to a statement by Silver, she has secured endorsements from former Pasadena Mayor William Thomson, Pasadena NAACP Past President Gary Moody and Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater, executive director of Friends In Deed.

Silver is running against incumbent Hoyt Hillsman.

Although Moody and Rabbi Grater have reportedly endorsed Silver, the organizations they represent have not, according to the statement.

“I proudly served on the Pasadena City College Board of Trustees, and know what it takes to serve in that position. That’s exactly why I’m excited to endorse Tammy Silver,” Thomson said in a prepared statement. “Tammy is a successful businesswoman and comes from a distinguished family of teachers who served right here in the San Gabriel Valley. She is a dedicated educator and City Commissioner who generously volunteers her time to the residents of our community. Most importantly, she is by far the best qualified candidate to serve as our representative on the PCC Board of Trustees.”

Thomson served as the city’s mayor from 1988-90. He has also served on the Pasadena City Council as the District 7 representative, and as the representative of Area 4 of the PCC Board of Trustees – the same area Silver is running to represent.

“As a parent, I want my children and grandchildren to have equal opportunity to succeed in college,” Moody said. “It is imperative for Pasadena City College to work vigorously to close the equity gaps for all student groups. I believe having Tammy Silver’s voice on the board will ensure PCC will serve all our students and set them on a path to success.”

Moody, a Pasadena native, led the NAACP local branch from 2012 to 2016.

“I am thrilled to stand in support of Tammy Silver’s campaign for Pasadena City College Board of Trustees,” said Rabbi Grater. “Tammy is a caring and thoughtful neighborhood leader who has never hesitated to dedicate her time and efforts to improving the lives of others. On the Board of Trustees, I am confident Tammy will be a dedicated advocate for the students, faculty and staff of our local college.”


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