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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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Foothill-De Anza Community College DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Laura Casas

Governing Board Member
64,163 votes (22.3%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • My goal is to deliver a balanced budget while maintaining academic excellence.
  • Eliminate the achievement gap with accelerated learning of remedial classes, and fund support services during challenging budget cycles
  • Improve online learning and reduce text books costs with quality open education resources to supplement learning in the clasroom

Experience

Experience

Profession:Governing Board Member
Immigration Law, Apoyo Legal Migrante Asociado (2013–2016)
Trustee - Governing Board Member, Foothill - De Anza Community College District Board — Elected position (2006–2016)
Litigation Claims of Severe Injury Lawsuits, American International Group, Commercial Liability Legal Department (1985–1989)

Education

California State University at Northridge, Santa Clara University School of Law Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor, Political Science and Law (current)

Community Activities

Trustee Representative , Finance Committee Foothill - De Anza Community College District (2015–current)
Support/oppose state positions regarding community college legislation, , California Communiy College Trustee Board Member 21 members elected statewide by 72 district governing boards (2012–current)
Mentor young girls while going to college , Puente Project (1999–2016)
Board Member, ALean's goal is building skills, knowledge and confidence that students from underrepresented backgrounds need to succeed in college-track classes (2007–2014)

Biography

My father worked on a General Moters assembly line for 37 years. My mother cleaned banks. My hard -working parents instilled in me the value of an education. After college, I continued my education and graduated from the Unversity of Santa Clara, School of Law. I receiving a Juris Doctor degree. My passion in the last 32 years has been to instill in young people the value of higher education and to inspire them to seek it.

I have been a mentor for over a decade, with the Puente Project, a bridge program. I have  participated in numerous scholarship evaluation committees and leadership programs. 

In the past I have employed by a commercial liability carrier and a non-profit law firm. 

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Re-elect  LAURA CASAS 

For Trustee, Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board

 assembly line for 37 years. My mother cleaned banks​    ​The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.​                                                                                    Diogene

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​My father worked on a General Motors auto assembly line for 37 years. My mother cleaned banks. My hard-working parents instilled in me the value of education. After college, I continued my education and graduated from law school, receiving a Juris Doctor degree.  My passion for the last 32 years has been to instill in young people the value of higher education and to inspire them to seek it. Community College is the only public higher education institution in our democracy that creates an opportunity for everyone.

Re-elect  LAURA CASAS 

For Trustee, Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board

​    ​The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.​                                                                                    DiogCasas​

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​My father worked on a General Motors auto assembly line for 37 years. My mother cleaned banks. My hard-working parents instilled in me the value of education. After college, I continued my education and graduated from law school, receiving a Juris Doctor degree.  My passion for the last 32 years has been to instill in young people the value of higher education and to inspire them to seek it. Community College is the only public higher education institution in our democracy that creates an opportunity for everyone.

Re-elect  LAURA CASAS 

For Trustee, Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board

Re-Elect trustee Candidate laura Casas ​    ​The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.​                                                                                    Diogenes

Laura Casas​

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​My father worked on a General Motors auto assembly line for 37 years. My mother cleaned banks. My hard-working parents instilled in me the value of education. After college, I continued my education and graduated from law school, receiving a Juris Doctor degree.  My passion for the last 32 years has been to instill in young people the value of higher education and to inspire them to seek it. Community College is the only public higher education institution in our democracy that creates an opportunity for everyone.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Faculty Association PAC, Foothill - De Anza Community Community College District

Elected Officials (3)

  • Individual endorsement from entire Foothill - De Anza Community College District Board
  • Hon. Paul Fong - Former State Assemblymen and Trustee to the Foothill - De Anza Community College District
  • Supervisor Joe Simitian

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Society must provide the opportunity and access to a quality education to all its residents who wish to obtain it.  That is my political education philosophy.  Community college is the only public higher education institution in our democracy that creates an opportunity for everyone. My mission is student success. Not all students who enroll enter prepared to succeed in a college classroom. These sudents need accelerated remedial education in Math and English. Community colleges experience challenging budget cycles. My priority during these uncertain periods is to make sure support services such as tutors, writing labs, mentors and learning communities are available to our students. This will add to the completion and transfer rates of our students and the ability to continue in their specific designated professions.

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