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Norma Edith García: Trustee Area 1
Serving El Monte
- Supporter of classified workers and their rights.
- Proven leader and community advocate.
- Life-long resident of El Monte and former community college student.
CSEA has chosen Norma Edith García for the Rio Hondo College Board of Trustees Area 1 because she is an ardent believer of strengthening communities and works tirelessly to achieve this through her involvement in her community and with civic organizations. She currently serves on the Governing Board of Trustees for Rio Hondo College, a Board responsible for an annual budget of $83.7 million, , 19,302 students and a workforce of over 1,000 administrators, faculty and staff.
When she isn’t fighting to improve the lives of students and workers at Rio Hondo College she also serves on the Board of New Economics for Women, an affordable housing and social enriched services provider for women-led families. Ms. Garcia is also very passionate about creating seamless cradle-to-college pathway in the greater El Monte/South El Monte region. Ms. García has received countless awards such as: the Los Angeles County, First District Women of the Year by the Los Angeles County Commission of Women and Supervisor Hilda Solis in 2017 andthe California Senate, Women of the Year for District 22 by State Senator Ed Hernandez in 2018.
Ms. García is a proud daughter of hard-working immigrants and union laborer. Sheholds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from UCLA. Married, she and her adventurous family of boys and huskies enjoy California road trips and everything about parks and the great outdoors.
Her experience and proven leadership makes her CSEA’s choice for the Rio Hondo College Board of Trustees Area 1.
Rosaelva Lomeli: Trustee Area 3
Serving South El Monte, North Whittier, and Uptown Whittier
- Science teacher with 22 years of experience in low-income schools.
- Dedicated to worker rights and safety.
- Promoting positive change to prevent the looming budget crisis.
Greetings brothers and sisters of CSEA. I’m Rosaelva Lomeli, a science teacher running for Rio Hondo Community College District Area 3, which includes the communities of Uptown Whittier, Spyglass, North Whittier and South El Monte.
I’m running for change. What separates me from the incumbent are many issues. In particular, I am calling for an independent investigation into the gun incident at Rio Hondo College. I believe that the rights of employees must be protected and board members have a fiduciary responsibility to protect employees and students. I pledge not only to stand beside you on tough issues but to be your spear tip on the board. Help me create change at Rio Hondo. Join me.
Email: [email protected]
Dylan Logas: Trustee Area 5
Serving East Whittier and South Whittier
- Rio Hondo College graduate and success story.
- Instructional Assistant in special education at East Whittier City School District.
- Dedicated to student safety, removing barriers to student success and workers.
My name is Dylan Logas, and I was born in Whittier, California where I was fortunate to attend Lad ‘N’ Lassie Preschool, Mulberry Elementary School, East Whittier Middle School, and California High School. Currently, I work as an instructional assistant for the East Whittier City School District, along with four other family members who hold various titles.
In 2015, I started my journey at Rio Hondo College. During this time, I was working 11 hours a day and going to school in the evening; this is when I noticed various inequities that students faced. In my last year at Rio Hondo, I started an advocacy club that worked to address these inequities and, as a board member, I will do the same. I will work with our unions, the Board, and the Associated Students to put pressure on the administration to remove barriers that keep people from attending college, to ensure safety to all who step foot on our campus, and to give access to every possible resource in order to help students and staff achieve success.
For me, Rio Hondo is the first place I found success thanks to Student Services, Learning Resource Center, and professors. I owe a special thanks to an evaluation officer who noticed an issue with one of my transcripts, allowing me to transfer to California State University, Long Beach.
Stand with classified workers and VOTE on November 6 for Garcia, Lomeli and Logas!