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Cristina Garcia, Democrat Candidate for State Assembly District 58

Math teacher from Bell Gardens seeks Assembly seat representing District 58.

General Information

Name : Ms. Cristina Garcia
Age : 34
Place of residence : Bell Gardens

Education

College

Attended college : Yes
College : Pomona College
Degree : BA in Math and Politics
Year of graduation : 1999

Grad school

University : Claremont Graduate University
Degree : Education
Year of graduation : 2002

Ph D.

University : USC
Area of research : Public Administration
Year of graduation : 2010

Employment Information

Job titles held : Math Teacher
Employers : USC, LACC, ELAC, Huntington Park High School

Political Information

Party affiliation : Democrat
Running for a: State office
Running for position: State Assembly District 58
Chamber/district: 58
Incumbent: No
Previous elective offices : NA
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : Bell Gardens City Council 2009

Party HQ

Address 10933 Paramount Blvd -- Rives Mansion
Downey
CA
90241

Campaign Manager

Name : Arianne Garcia

URLs

Website : cristinagarcia2012.com
Twitter : www.twitter.com/votecristina
Facebook : facebook.com/cristinagarciaaad58

LA Weekly Feature: Assembly District 58 Results: City of Bell Activist Cristina Garcia Beats Entrenched Has-Been Tom Calderon

My work to form BASTA –the Bell Association to Stop the Abuse, a local advocacy organization came about when the residents of the city of Bell approached me for help. Our efforts forced out Bell’s corrupt officials and ushered in accountability and transparency for the first time in the city’s history. A new city council was elected and far-reaching reforms are now being implemented in Bell, giving citizens the good government they deserve. As an educator, I have taught Mathematics to local high students through the Jaime Escalante Program, served as a Math advocate in South LA, a tutor for elementary kids in Cudahy, and worked with the Los Angeles Community College District to help students pass the California High School Exit Exam and the GED. As I stated previously, I am ensuring full state funding for higher education and community colleges is a priority for me. Recently I have been recognized by California Forward with the distinguished California Forward Thinkers Award; in addition was awarded the Democrat of the Year award and received Distinguished Woman of the Year Honors from the State Assembly.

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