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March 7, 2017 — Local Elections
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Los Angeles Community College DistrictCandidate for Member, Board of Trustees, Seat 2

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Steven Veres

College Teacher
188,270 votes (45.89%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Improve graduation and transfer rates and expand job-training programs.
  • Responsibly manage and equitably distribute the District's budget.
  • Prioritize funding to the expand the most in-demand courses.



Profession:College Teacher/ CA Senate Higher Education Policy Advisor
Adjunct Instructor, Los Angeles Trade Technical College (2011–current)
Deputy Chief of Staff/ Senior Policy Advisor on Higher Education, CA State Senate (2010–current)
Member, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy — Appointed position (2015–current)
Trustee, Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees — Elected position (2011–2015)
Councilmember, City of San Fernando — Elected position (2003–2011)
Director, Metropolitan Water District — Appointed position (2006–2010)


UCLA 3 years of graduate studies (terminal Ph.D. program not completed), History (2003)


Steve Veres led the turnaround of America’s largest Community College system. As the President of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees, he increased fiscal accountability, promoted transparency, and cleaned up the district’s construction problems. Under his leadership, the LA Community College District has balanced its budget, improved credit ratings, and expanded critical job training programs.

He is a former public school teacher and has taught various college courses at UCLA and Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. A Los Angeles native, Steve attended Loyola High School and earned his undergraduate degree from UCLA. He was a graduate student and teaching assistant in UCLA’s History department. Additionally, Steve worked as a journalist and news editor.

As the Los Angeles Director to State Senate Leader Kevin de León, Steve works hard every day to protect and empower middle class families. Working with local lawmakers, he helped clean up the LA River, expanded access to higher education, and secured funding to build 17 new parks in Los Angeles. In 2014, Steve helped lead the effort to triple California’s Film and Television Tax Credit and make it more accountable to taxpayers. The bill was praised as one of the most significant steps to protect California’s film industry jobs in the past 100 years.

Steve’s long record of public service includes elections to the San Fernando City Council and appointments to the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s San Fernando Valley Service Sector Governance Council, the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee, and the Metropolitan Water District.

Steve lives in Sherman Oaks with his wife and three daughters.

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