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Torrance Unified School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Betty Lieu

Torrance Commissioner/Parent
31,763 votes (29.19%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Build upon our tradition of excellence to prepare Torrance students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century global economy.
  • Promote partnerships with local government, institutions of higher learning and the business community to provide our students with the resources they need.
  • Increase community involvement, expand after school opportunities, and support efforts to raise funds to supplement the inadequate support the district receives from the state.



Profession:Torrance Commissioner/Parent
Attorney, Self (2000–current)
Torrance Water Commissioner, Torrance Water Commission — Appointed position (2015–current)
Environmental Quality and Energy Conservation Commissioner, Torrance Environmental Quality and Energy Conservation Commission — Appointed position (2004–2015)


Southwestern University School of Law Juris Doctorate degree (current)
University of California, Irvine Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Linguistics (current)


Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (3)

  • Torrance Teachers Association
  • California School Employee Association
  • National Women Political Caucus

Elected Officials (8)

  • Don Lee, Torrance School Board Member
  • Terry Ragins, Torrance School Board Member
  • Mark Steffen, Torrance School Board Member
  • Geoff Rizzo, Torrance Councilmember
  • Milton Herring, Torrance Councilmember
  • Mike Griffiths, Torrance Councilmember
  • Tim Goodrich, Torrance Councilmember
  • Pat Furey, Torrance Mayor

Individuals (22)

  • Heidi Ashcraft, Former Torrance Councilmember and Torrance School Board Member
  • Tom Brewer, Former Torrance Councilmember
  • Jack Messerlian, Former Torrance Councilmember
  • Maureen O'Donnell, former Torrance Councilmember, former Torrance School Board Member and former College Trustee
  • Peggy Tremayne, retired North High School Principal
  • Judy Gibson, Cultural Arts Commissioner
  • Andrea Riley, Parks and Recreation Commissioner
  • Jim Montgomery, Chair of Torr Environmental Quality and Energy Conservation Commission
  • Jimmy Gow, Social Services Commission
  • Cindy Scotto, Vice Chair of Social Services Commission
  • Rosie Javaid, Library Commissioner
  • Camilla Seferian, Library Commissioner
  • Linden Nishinaga, Water Commissioner
  • John McGee, Water Commissioner, Retired TUSD Principal
  • Kent Masaru, Water Commissioner
  • Chet Craft, Water Commissioner
  • Raymond Jay, Vice Chair of Water Commission
  • Jack Walser, Chair of Water Commission
  • Hope Witkowsky, Former Torrance Councilmember, and Host of Senior Scene
  • Kurt Weideman, Former Torrance Councilmember
  • Bill Sutherland, Former Torrance Councilmember
  • George Nakano, Former Assembly Memeber and Torrance Councilmember

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— October 26, 2018 League of Women Voters of Torrance Area

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