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Desert Community College DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 2

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Breanna Sewell

Local Business Owner
8,039 votes (32.68%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Increased access and awareness - Increase campus locations, online courses, scholarship opportunities and vocational certificates.
  • Bridge the educational gap - Build relationships between K-12 school districts, College of the Desert and local four year universities so we can all provide an education that makes sense for our community.
  • Veterans and Public Safety - Increase class offerings in Public Safety Academy and improve our Veterans services.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Local Business Owner - Print Broker and Real Estate Agent
Co-Owner, TOP Shop The Only Print Shop - Self Employed (2012–current)

Education

Cal State University, Fullerton Bachelors, Business - Operations Management (2014)

Community Activities

Club Admin Chair, Desert Hot Springs Rotary (2015–current)
Scholarship Committee Board Member, Desert Hot Springs Womens Club (2015–current)
Community Garden Board Member, Desert Hot Springs Rotary Club (2015–current)
Comedy Night Fundraising Chair, Desert Hot Springs Rotary Club (2015–current)
Scholarship Fundraiser Planning Board Member, Desert Hot Springs Womens Club (2015–current)

Biography

As a college graduate, small business owner, active community volunteer & Rotarian, I’m running for the Desert Community College District, TA 2, COD Board.

This area includes the area north of the I-10 and a small section below the I-10, in Palm Desert. I know I can be an effective community liaison and help bridge the educational gap.

I will do my very best to make sure your concerns and ideas are brought to the board. I am running for office to make sure that my neighbors are aware of their educational opportunities in their very own back yard. I am running for office because education is key to a successful future.

In 2012 I started my own business, with my husband, while I was a full time college student. In 2014 I graduated from Cal State University of Fullerton with my Bachelors Degree in Business with a focus in Operations Management. In 2014 I earned my Real Estate License. In January 2015, my husband and I moved back to his roots, Desert Hot Springs, and we brought our business with us. In 2015 I was awarded Rotary Service with Passion Award, Outstanding New Rotarian Award, Desert Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year and our business was awarded Desert Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year.

My degree has given me many opportunities and I believe it has truly been key in my recent success. With an opportunity to give back to our local community college and my neighbors, I am excited to move forward with my campaign. With my experience, I know that I can represent my neighbors while I sit on the Board of Trustees. I promise to promote their needs at all times. I plan on increasing community outreach and awareness. I will also advocate for additional access to education North of the I-10!

 

I have been endorsed by Republicans, Democrats, Teachers, Students, Elected Officials and Community Members. Here is a small list of those who have endorsed me.

 

The Desert Sun

Riverside County Chapter Building Industry Association of Southern California

Coachella Imperial Valleys Strategies PAC

Desert Valleys Builders Association

Evolve California

Ivan Sewell – Rotarian, Business Owner and Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District Commissioner
Scott Matas – Desert Hot Springs Mayor
Joe McKee – Desert Hot Springs Mayor Pro Tem
Yvonne Parks – Desert Hot Springs City Council
Russell Betts – Desert Hot Springs City Council
Glenn Miller – Indio Mayor
Elaine Holmes – Indio Mayor Pro Tem
Michael Wilson – Indio City Council
Jan Harnik – Palm Desert mayor Pro Tem
Van Tanner – Palm Desert City Council
Sabby Jonathan – CPA with Jonathan & Associates and Palm Desert City Council Member
Wendy Jonathan – Desert Sands Unified School Board Member
Jan Pye – Document Specialist and Former Desert Hot Springs City Council

Russ Martin – Mission Springs Water District Board Member
Randy Duncan – Mission Springs Water District Board Member
Nancy Wright – Mission Springs Water District Board Member
Jeff Bowman – Mission Springs Water District Board Member and Hotel Owner
Arden Wallum – Mission Springs Water District General Manager/Chief Engineer

Dale Mondary – Desert Hot Springs Chief of Police
Charles Maynard – City Manager of Desert Hot Springs

 

The full list can be found at http://sewellforcod.com/endorsements/

Thank you!

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Charles Maynard – City Manager of Desert Hot Springs
  • Dale Mondary – Desert Hot Springs Chief of Police
  • The Desert Sun

Organizations (5)

  • The Desert Sun
  • Riverside County Chapter Building Industry Association of Southern California
  • Coachella Imperial Valleys Strategies PAC
  • Desert Valleys Builders Association
  • Evolve California

Elected Officials (15)

  • Wendy Jonathan – Desert Sands Unified School Board Member
  • Glenn Miller – Indio Mayor
  • Scott Matas – Desert Hot Springs Mayor
  • Van Tanner – Palm Desert City Council
  • Jan Harnik – Palm Desert mayor Pro Tem
  • Elaine Holmes – Indio Mayor Pro Tem
  • Michael Wilson – Indio City Council
  • Joe McKee – Desert Hot Springs Mayor Pro Tem
  • Russell Betts – Desert Hot Springs City Council
  • Yvonne Parks – Desert Hot Springs City Council
  • Sabby Jonathan – CPA with Jonathan & Associates and Palm Desert City Council Member
  • Nancy Wright – Mission Springs Water District Board Member
  • Randy Duncan – Mission Springs Water District Board Member
  • Jeff Bowman – Mission Springs Water District Board Member and Hotel Owner
  • Russ Martin – Mission Springs Water District Board Member

Individuals (29)

  • Carrie Vaughn – Guidance Counselor at Cypress High School
  • Antonio Rodriguez – Career Guidance Speciality at Desert Hot Springs High School
  • Samuel Messler – Education Liaison to the Mayor of Desert Hot Springs
  • Alejandro Espinoza – Health Educator
  • Arden Wallum – Mission Springs Water District General Manager/Chief Engineer
  • Ivan Sewell – Rotarian, Business Owner and Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District Commissioner
  • Ernesto Rosales – Regional Manager Forest Lawn
  • Alta Hester – Former Community College Counselor
  • Kephyan Sheppard – DHS Resident
  • Laura Ahmea – Instructor at College of the Desert
  • Victoria Soderlind – Student
  • Luz Gaona – Teacher’s Aid at Palm Springs Unified School District
  • Jan Pye – Document Specialist and Former Desert Hot Springs City Council
  • James Lister-Looker – Special Education Lead at Desert Hot Springs High School
  • Donna Poyuzina – RN
  • Connie Montgomery – Teacher/Executive Director
  • Audrey Moe – Writer
  • Denise Ahle – Office Assistant at Luther Elementary School
  • Megan Fri – Teacher
  • Robert (Bob) Roark – Land Development / Real Estate Entitlements
  • Ward Fredericks – Past President of the COD Foundation
  • Helene A Kalfuss, PhD – Speech Pathologist
  • Danette Mondary – RN
  • Birgit Phillips – SafePlace Coordinator and Community Outreach
  • “Bob” Lee Charlton – Psychology Professor (Retired)
  • Chuck Coker – Retired College Employee
  • Bobbi Horton – Physical Fitness Trainer
  • Mary Hutchinson – DHS Resident
  • Jackie Chatman – Nutritionist

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