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Special District

Delete this - duplicate of Southwestern CCD district 3Candidate for Seat 3

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Roberto C. Alcantar

Senate Education Advisor
60,856 votes (39.39%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Work tirelessly to expand educational opportunities in the South Bay.
  • Fight to protect Southwestern College to ensure it remains as an accessible, affordable world-class higher education institution.
  • Ensure that Southwestern College is a safe and welcoming environment for everyone regardless of race, gender, identity or religion.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Senate Education Advisor
District Director, California State Senate - Senator Marty Block (2012–current)
Boardmember, City of San Diego International Affairs Board — Appointed position (2014–current)
Advisory Boardmember, Otay Valley Regional Park Citizens Advisory Board — Appointed position (2015–current)
Advisory Boardmember, Southwest High School Eco-Engineering Academy — Appointed position (2014–current)
Advisor, San Diego Human Trafficking Task Force — Appointed position (2014–current)
Executive Boardmember, Borderview YMCA — Appointed position (2015–current)

Education

UC Berkeley Bachelors Degree, Political Science and Public Policy (2005)

Biography

Thank you for taking the time to visit my page. Since you made the effort to visit, I believe you are very likely someone who believes in education, our community, and the future of our region.

Like me, you probably think it's a good idea to also allow community colleges like Southwestern College to offer affordable 4 year degrees. That's why I dedicated 3 years of my life to help make that happen. I advocated and worked on legislation on behalf of South Bay students who want and need a more affordable, local option for higher education.

Perhaps you have a deeper, personal connection to Southwestern College. I first experienced the campus at a young age, joining my single mother at her evening classes because she couldn't afford childcare. Through hard work and dedication, she earned her degree at Southwestern College, and raised her children with an appreciation of the difference a good education can make.

 

When I was in high school, I took college courses offered by Southwestern College at my high school. Those courses helped me better prepare for my degree from UC Berkeley.

Like you, I am very proud of our fine community college. I know how much it means to our region, and how many students it helps elevate into great careers. Like you, I believe in wise and fair administration of public funds. We need to 
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strategically in order to protect and enhance the resource which has been part of our community for so many years.

Please trust me when I say that I have the professional background, experience, and commitment to be the public servant you hope I will be. The teachers of SWC have endorsed my candidacy, as have most of the leaders you have elected in the South Bay because they know me, they know my values, my accomplishments, and they are looking forward to working together to further elevate Southwestern College to be the best community college in California.

 

Thank you!

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • The Souhtwestern College Faculty Association
  • The San Diego County Democratic Party
  • The San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council

Elected Officials (8)

  • Southwestern College Governing Boardmember Nora Vargas
  • Southwestern College Governing Boardmember Humberto Peraza
  • National City Councilwoman Alejandra Sotelo-Solis
  • Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas
  • Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez
  • Senator Ben Hueso
  • Senator Marty Block
  • Congressman Juan Vargas

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

  • I believe soci­ety should work for every­one, not just some.
  • I believe gov­ern­ment can and should be a force for good. 
  • I believe in ele­vat­ing every­one to a posi­tion of equal treat­ment, regard­less of class, race, eth­nic­ity, con­science, gender, sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion, gen­der expres­sion, national ori­gin, abil­ity, or his­tory of disenfranchisement.

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