Linda Wah is running to be elected to what would be her third term as the District 5 representative on the PCC Board of Trustees. District 5 represents South Pasadena, San Marino and Temple City. Trustees are the community voice to ensure the District is providing the educational resources needed in the community. Although elected by Area, they are obliged to make decisions that benefit the entire District. Trustees have three main responsibilities: Fiduciary, Policy, and Hire/Fire the Superintendent.
“I am endorsed by so many national, state, and local leaders, because I am effective in getting resources and programs that benefit our community.” Says Wah. “I am honored to have been elected by my peers at PCC and California to represent them across the nation, which has resulted in bringing millions in funding for our students for Career/Workforce, Financial Aid, and effectively addressing the pandemic.”
Wah is endorsed by dozens of local leaders including city councilmembers in all three cities she serves, school board members, Board of Trustee members, along with state and national leaders, all giving full throated endorsements of her leadership in this role. Former State Treasurer John Chiang says, “Linda Wah has been an exemplary trustee for the community colleges. Her ability to build coalitions at the State and National level has helped all our students achieve success and gain the resources needed for them to succeed. Linda is always accessible to help our students and her fellow trustees.”
Former Board of Education member, Suzie Abajian, says, “Linda Wah is a staunch advocate for our students. She has been a key driver behind making PCC one of the top community colleges in Southern California where all students can thrive and reach their educational goals.”
Kelly Banh was a Student Trustee in 2015 and calls Linda Wah an exceptional mentor, “she taught me how to be a more effective advocate. Beyond this, she showed my team and I how powerful it is to consider many perspectives as leaders.” She goes on to say, “her leadership and guidance has positively impacted our community and by being re-elected she can continue to do so in this role!”
Zeinab Raad is a Muslim woman who was a trustee and says her found her voice often being drowned out in rooms full of people “older and whiter”, she explains, “Ms. Wah was the first and possibly only trustee that wanted to know of all the student concerns, so she met with me one on one so that my words could go uninterrupted. Every trustee meeting I attended after that meeting, I knew there was always someone in the room that would always support my voice when I was representing students.” Raad emphasizes that “a true leader is one that is capable of active listening while helping to inspire their community and that is exactly the attributes that Ms. Wah holds.”
Wah is also endorsed by Congresswoman Judy Chu, State Senator Anthony Portantino, State Assemblymember Mike Fong, State Assemblymember Chris Holden, State Assemblymember Laura Friedman, State Assemblymember Mike Eng, LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, and LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis.
Locally, she is endorsed by South Pasadena Mayor Michael Cacciotti, San Marino Mayor Susan Jakubowski, Former Temple City Mayor Tom Chavez, our South Pasadena City Councilmembers Evelyn Zneimer, Jon Primuth, and Diana Mahmud. Wah is also endorsed by the mayors of Alhambra, Rosemead, and Monterey Park as well as dozens more City Councilmembers, former City Councilmembers and South Pasadena School Board members Zahir Robb, Dr. Ruby Kalra, Dr. Michele Kipke, Dr. Pat Martinez-Miller. She has the endorsement of South Pasadena former school board members Dr. Suzie Abajian, Julie Winkle Giulioni, Elizabeth Eilers along with PCC education leaders like former PCC President and State Senator Jack Scott and former PCC Presidents Dr. Rajen Vurdien, Dr. Rober Miller and Dr. Lisa Sugimoto.
It is clear from her impressive list of education leaders and community leaders alike, that Linda Wah has earned their confidence during her two terms on the PCC Board of Trustees.
For a full list of endorsements as well as video testimonials visit LindaWah.com
Voting at the polls starts on June 7, 2022. For more information on voting visit https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections
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