(Photo of NOCCCD Building/Picture taken by Cristal Ferrer)
Election Results updated on 11/9 at 11:15 a.m.
Evangelina Rea Rosales is the governing board member of the formerly vacant Trustee Area 4 gaining 57.09% of the constituents votes.
Governing Board Member, Jacqueline Rodarte was accepted to represent Trustee Area 5 with 64.34% of the votes for her.
Ryan Bent is now the governing board member of Trustee Area 7 with 55.49% of the votes.
All result information was taken from ocvote.com.
Anaheim resident Ed Lopez did not have an opponent in Area 2. This area includes Buena Park, Stanton and Anaheim.
In trustee area 4, candidates Evangelina Rea Rosales and Miguel Alvarez look to fill the opening seat. In an interview done with The Fullerton Observer, Alvarez and Miguel describe what serving the board will look like for each individual.
Rosales is a community college professor and Cypress College alumni whose primary goals are focused on increasing higher education by providing support programs and keeping the training programs such as Career Technical Education (CTE) alive for students.
According to her campaign, Rosales’ other priorities are to support and advocate for faculty and staff and provide a district budget to manage finances properly while continuing to fulfill the needs of the community.
Alvarez is a business and education administrator who seeks to bring fiscal health and stability to the district’s budget. He states in his interview that, “student housing and food insecurity experienced by our vulnerable populations,” is one of the district’s bigger challenges and has made it one of his priorities to reduce homelessness and hunger for students.
According to his campaign site, his other priorities consist of improving the graduation rates with the use of implementing more technology use, preparing students for 21st century jobs, and ensuring transparency and accountability over the budget and bond project.
Trustee area 5 located in parts of Yorba Linda and Placentia have both David Garcia Gomez and Jacqueline Rodarte as the running candidates
If elected, this will be Gomez’s first time elected into office as stated in his mission statement on his campaign site. He also pushes to provide high-quality education to support a continuing education and career.
Fostering education for students in need of resource assistance, keeping and building on NOCCCD’s reputation and track record, providing transparency and accountability in the funding and continuing to provide and develop new opportunities for students in their studies and future career are his other priorities.
Rodarte is the current trustee member for area 5 and is up for reelection. Her Fullerton College Foundation biography states she is the former aide of Jose F. Moreno of the Anaheim City Council and helped implement STEM programs and free tutoring to students at Anaheim High School.
Voter’s Edge California confirms Keri Kropke and Ryan Bent as the candidates for trustee in area 7.
Kropke is a school board member and teacher whose top priorities are full disclosure of the budget, making college more affordable by reducing campus and parking fees, and providing diverse courses and classes to support career motives.
Providing diversity, inclusion, mental health support, increasing the transfer rates and making CTE programs competitive are her principles in student succession according to her campaign website.
Bent is the current trustee in area 7 and is up for reelection. He pledges to his voters in his campaign mission statement to be fiscally responsible and transparent with the budget by taking into close consideration the tax dollars provided by students and the district.
Through continuing to deliver on different projects and promises, they can maintain the high ranking status of the NOCCCD’s local colleges of Cypress and Fullerton College.