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North Orange County Community College DistrictCandidate for Board of Trustees, Trustee Area 2

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Ed Lopez

College Educator
13,237 votes (43.2%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I would promote high academic standards to ensure the success of those community college students who transfer to universities. Too many transfer students never graduate, and that is a terrible loss to them and to our local economy.
  • I want to strengthen our vocational programs in partnership with area industries to satisfy their workforce needs and to also guarantee good-paying jobs to our students. And we should do more to compete with for-profit technical schools.
  • The district should study a new program at Santa Ana College that guaratees a tuition-free freshman year to those full-time students who graduated from high school in Santa Ana. If feasible, we should institute a similar program in our district.



Profession:College Educator
College Educator, South Orange County Community College District (2009–current)
Counselor to the Commissioner of Social Security, White House appointee — Appointed position (1995–2001)
Deputy Staff Director, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance — Appointed position (1993–1995)


Indiana University, Georgetown University B.A., M.P.A., J.D., LL.M., Law, public administration, public policy

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Democratic Party of Orange County

Organizations (4)

  • Democratic Foundation of Orange County
  • Unite Here Local 11
  • Adjunct Faculty United Local 6106
  • Evolve California

Elected Officials (4)

  • Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait
  • College Trustee Leonard Lahtinen
  • College Trustee Jackie Rodarte
  • College Trustee Molly McClanahan

Individuals (3)

  • State Senate candidate Josh Newman
  • State Assembly candidate Sharon Quirk-Silva
  • Anaheim City Council candidate Dr. Jose F. Moreno

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