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LOS ANGELES (December 5, 2023) – In a notable development for the District 31 congressional race, Mary Ann Lutz, a prominent advocate for accessible and quality education, has garnered pivotal endorsements from esteemed community college trustees in the region.

Twenty leaders in education at the community college level have come together to endorse Lutz – endorsements that underscore her unwavering commitment to education and her proven track record in championing policies that enhance educational opportunities for all.

“Education is the cornerstone of our society, and Mary Ann Lutz’s dedication to ensuring access to quality education aligns perfectly with our values,” said Andra Hoffman, President Community College League Board (CCCT) and Trustee, Los Angeles Community College District.  “We are confident that her leadership will bring about significant advancements in educational funding, policy, and accessibility.”

Throughout her career and as a Trustee of Citrus Community College, Lutz has been a vocal advocate for comprehensive educational reform. Her efforts have been focused on expanding access to quality education, improving educational infrastructure, and ensuring that every individual has the opportunity to reach their full potential through learning.

This collective endorsement from respected educational leaders marks a significant moment in the congressional race, highlighting Lutz’s strong alignment with educational priorities that resonate deeply within the community.

Community College Trustees Endorsing Mary Ann Lutz for Congress include:

President Community College League Board (CCCT) / Board Trustee Andra Hoffman, Los Angeles Community College District

Board Vice President Anthony Contreras, Citrus Community College

Board Trustee Cheryl Alexander, Citrus Community College 

Board Secretary Patricia Rasmussen, Citrus Community College 

Board Vice President, Trustee Nichelle Henderson, Los Angeles Community College District    

Board Trustee Trisha Murakawa, El Segundo Community College         

Board Trustee Barry Snell, Santa Monica College   

Board Trustee Yvette Davis, Glendale Community College      

Board Trustee Desiree Portillo-Rabinov, Glendale Community College  

Board Trustee Ann Ransford, Glendale Community College

Vice President CCCT Board/ Board Trustee Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg, Kern Community College District

Board Trustee Yovani Jimenez, Kern Community College District

Board Trustee Greg Pensa, Allan Hancock College

Board Trustee Deana Olivares-Lambert, Chaffey College

Board Trustee Deborah Ikeda, State Center College

Board Trustee Dr. Sharoni Little, Compton Community College

Board Trustee Barbara Jean Calhoun, Compton Community College

Board Trustee Barbara Dunsheath, North Orange County College District

Board Trustee Tammy Silver, Pasadena City College, City of Pasadena

Board Trustee James Osterling, Pasadena City College, City of Pasadena