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Pasadena Area Community College DistrictCandidate for Board of Trustees, Trustee Area 7

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Alton Wang

Community Nonprofit Advocate
4,636 votes (51.2%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Increase student access to high-quality classes for more opportunities to succeed and transfer to four-year colleges
  • Partner with our students, faculty, and community members to advance a more inclusive and responsive Board of Trustees
  • Improve our campus facilities and expand resources for a well-equipped learning environment that prepares our students for the future

Experience

Education

UCLA School of Law Juris Doctor (J.D.)

Community Activities

Secretary, Arcadia Parks Foundation (2021–current)
Parliamentarian, Longley Way PTA (2022–current)

Biography

Alton Wang is the son of immigrants and a second-generation Arcadian educated in our local public schools who understands firsthand that community colleges open doors.

Alton’s parents are proud former students at Pasadena City College, an institution that gave them opportunities to learn English, earn credits towards a four-year college degree, and apply their learning to start small businesses that serve our neighborhoods. They are Alton’s inspiration. Their success story is the story of so many San Gabriel Valley residents who strive to achieve the California Dream — and education was their foundation.

His parents raised him in Arcadia because of our community’s renowned public schools. He attended Longley Way Elementary School, Dana Middle School, and ultimately graduated as a salutatorian from Arcadia High. Public education has made Alton’s past and present a reality. 

Now, Alton is running for Pasadena City College Trustee to ensure that every person can benefit from an affordable, high-quality education. Alton is not a politician. Alton is a nonprofit advocate, community organizer, and congressional policy advisor who has worked on improving education, promoting civic engagement, and empowering our neighborhoods.

As an organizer, he drove record voter turnout in California and across the nation to increase our political representation. As a policy advisor, he worked to ensure that all immigrants have the opportunity to succeed in America. Today, he advocates for expanding voting rights and fairer representation to guarantee that all Americans can access their right to vote. In our community, Alton serves on the board of the Arcadia Parks Foundation. He is a graduate of the UCLA School of Law. 

As Trustee, Alton will work with teachers, students, and our neighbors to make sure that PCC provides outstanding learning opportunities so that every student can achieve their full potential.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Pasadena City College Faculty Association
  • Assemblymember Mike Fong
  • Pasadena City College Student Trustee David Ramirez

Organizations (2)

  • IAPAC (I-Chinese American Political Action Committee)
  • Chinese American Citizens Alliance, Los Angeles Lodge

Elected Officials (13)

  • Alhambra Mayor Jeff Maloney
  • College of the Canyons Trustee Sebastian Cazares
  • Rio Hondo Community College Trustee Anais Medina Diaz
  • Los Angeles Community College District Trustee Kelsey Iino
  • Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang
  • Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis
  • Monterey Park Mayor Henry Lo
  • Temple City Councilmember William Man
  • Temple City Mayor Cynthia Sternquist
  • Arcadia School Board Member Fenton Eng
  • Arcadia School Board Member Leigh Chavez
  • Arcadia School Board Member Shirley Yee
  • Arcadia School Board Member Raymond Cheung

Videos (1)

— May 24, 2022 Alton Wang for Pasadena City College Board 2022

Pasadena City College’s professors, teachers, lecturers, and student leaders support Alton Wang because he will partner with our community, put student success first, and lead to deliver positive results. Learn more at altonwang.com.

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