Council President Herb Wesson Leads Coalition of L.A. Councilmembers Supporting Dallas Fowler for Community College Board
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. – Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson is leading a diverse coalition of his colleagues in supporting Dallas Fowler for Los Angeles Community College Board.
“Dallas Fowler is the future of our community college board,” said President Wesson. “She has what it takes to make sure our students are prepared to succeed after graduation. Ms. Fowler’s keen insight on what students need today for success tomorrow will make her an asset to the Los Angeles Community College Board and I am pleased to add my voice to the chorus of those supporting her candidacy.”
8th District Council Member Marqueece Harris-Dawson said, “I’m proud to endorse Dallas Fowler for the Los Angeles Community College Board. As a millennial, Ms. Fowler is uniquely in tune with what today’s students need for success. She’s an effective leader and a passionate fighter for equity in education. Ms. Fowler would be a welcome addition to the community college board.”
Wesson and Harris-Dawson are joined by six additional members of the City Council in supportting Ms. Fowler including: Mike Bonin, Paul Krekorian, Curren D. Price, Nury Martinez, Bob Blumenfield and retired Council Member Bob Farrell.
“Ms. Fowler is running on a platform of giving ordinary citizens back their voice in how their community colleges are run,” added Councilmember Blumenfield. “She is unwavering in her belief that community colleges should be accessible to all students and that today’s community colleges have a responsibility to prepare students for the 21stcentury job market. Dallas Fowler has my full support for Seat 4 on the Los Angeles Community College Board.”
With Election Day a week away, Dallas Fowler has earned the support of a broad coalition of lawmakers including Congressmembers Karen Bass and Brad Sherman, State Controller Betty Yee, State Senators Holly Mitchell and Steve Bradford, Assemblymembers Cristina Garcia, Autumn Burke, Chris Holden and Matt Dababneh, Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Los Angeles Community College District Trustee Nancy Pearlman, President of the Los Angeles Unified School District Steve Zimmer, Vice-President of the Los Angeles Unified School District Dr. George McKenna, United Teachers Los Angeles, the National Women’s Political Caucus, and the Los Angeles County Democratic Party. For a complete list of her endorsements, please visit dallasfowler.com.
Dallas is currently a candidate for Los Angeles Community College District’s Seat 4. The Los Angeles Community College District is the largest community college district in the country, spanning 36 cities in Los Angeles County and serving nearly 250,000 students per year at its nine colleges. Drawing 80 percent of its enrollment from historically underserved populations, LACCD offers affordable and accredited higher education that empowers students to transfer to four-year institutions, earn associate's degrees, and obtain training and job skills that open doors to lifelong opportunities.
A proud Los Angeles native, Dallas Fowler served in Mayor Eric Garcetti's cabinet as a Commissioner on the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioner’s Police Permit Review Board. She is a graduate of Florida A & M University’s School of Business & Industry and Principal of Daltek Global Solutions, LLC, a boutique digital and print media firm specializing in outreach, political and business development consulting. She holds over tens years of experience in supplier diversity & community affairs and fifteen plus years in project management and event planning. A life-long Democrat, Dallas has been actively working on political campaigns for over twenty years. As a graduate and former alumnae association President for the Los Angeles African American Women's Public Policy Institute, Dallas currently serves on their faculty providing training in campaign communications. She also currently serves on the boards of and the Museum of African American Art and the South L.A. youth outreach non-profit C.H.A.N.G.E.S. Her service to Los Angeles was honored in 2015 by the National Action Network when she was awarded one of the Most Influential Persons Under 40 in Los Angeles. Fowler previously served on the Commission on the Status of Women in the City of Los Angeles as a delegate to the National Association of Commissions for Women.
The election will be held March 7, 2017. For more information on Dallas, please visit dallasfowler.com and follow @YoDallas on Twitter, @DallasDFowler on Facebook and the hashtag #Dallas4LACCD.