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ENDORSEMENTS

See who supports Sebastian's campaign for Board of Trustees

The teacher, staff, and student choice! Sebastian is endorsed by:

 

College of the Canyons Faculty Association

The official voice of  full-time faculty and teachers at College of the Canyons

California Teachers Association

The voice of 310,000 educators in California's public schools and colleges

American Federation of Teachers Local 6262

The voice of part-time faculty and educators at College of the Canyons

Faculty Association of California Community Colleges

The official statewide voice of community college faculty

California School Employees Association Chapter 725

The voice of over 330 classified staff at College of the Canyons

DR. EDEL ALONSO

Santa Clarita Community College District Trustee

JOAN MACGREGOR

Santa Clarita Community College District Trustee

“Of all the politicians I’ve ever met, Sebastian Cazares is the only one I trust to do the right thing. In the time I’ve worked with him, we’ve addressed the Financial Council of the California Community College System, passed a new Biodiversity Resolution at COC, and have made Student Government the voice of the students. Truly, you’ve never met anyone more driven to fight for students.”

BASIL ARANDA

2019-20 Student Representative on COC’s Board of Trustees

"We need more leaders like Sebastian — those that will stand their ground and fight for their beliefs, while also having a compassionate ear to listen to the needs of his fellow community members. This past year has been especially difficult for us all, but it is people like Sebastian that give me hope for the future. As a proud member of Santa Clarita, I am more than happy to offer my endorsement to him and his future endeavors."

ANDREI MOJICA

2019-2020 Student Body President of Saugus High

'In the time that I’ve known Sebastian, he’s shown tireless advocacy in our community for combatting student hunger and homelessness and social justice issues. Despite all the obstacles faced throughout his ASG leadership position, it never slowed down his role as a leader, rather, it motivated him to find solutions to these problems. ”

YVONNE QUACH

Former COC Executive Vice President of the Student Government

“Sebastian has cutting edge ideologies that would be beneficial to leadership at COC. He exhibited great potential to lead and has done fantastic work in service for the student community. Most importantly, he believes in rewarding our teachers, the essential ingredient to providing quality education to all students, who in turn, could change our communities, country, and the world for the better. It has been a privilege to have worked with this brilliant and passionate humanitarian.”

VERA BÁRCENA-RAMIREZ

Former COC Executive Liaison Officer of the Student Government

“Whatever Sebastian does he leads by example. I have noticed that the style a leader chooses to lead by spills over to the people he leads. And as the past president of the ASG, the people he lead took action. They were not all talk and no action, they took action before they talked. That's something that Sebastian models perfectly.”

VICTORIA DANGTOUMDA

Former COC Cultural Student Involvement Coordinator of the Student Government

"As a College of the Canyons student leader I can say with both heart and confidence that Sebastian Cazares is a leader that College of the Canyons needs. Throughout his Presidency with the College of the Canyons Associated Student Government, Sebastian has modeled leadership with both grace and humility while faithfully advocating for the student body.I know that our community can rely on Sebastian and I am proud to endorse him.”

ALYSSA DELAROSA

COC Psychology & Psi Beta Honor Society President/NSLS Team Coordinator

"I support Sebastian because he is an advocate for the students and an advocate for transparency. Community College is a place for growth and for students to learn the skills needed to give back to the community. I know that Sebastian cares about the students, faculty, and adjunct faculty, and he will continue to strengthen our community’s largest asset. He is humbled by his youth and is willing to listen and grow."

SARAH FARNELL

2018-19 Student Representative on COC's Board of Trustees

"Sebastian believes in the heart and soul of our community, and will bring a much need perspective to our district’s Board of Trustees. As a former COC student, ASG member, and friend of Sebastian, I have been blessed to work side by side with our candidate and KNOW he will help make COC even better than it already is. We can go places and Sebastian can get us there."

TYLER ROBERT CLARK

2018-19 College of the Canyons Associated Student Government President

ELECTED OFFICIALS & LOCAL LEADERS

Ruth Luevanos – Simi Valley City Councilwoman

David Barlavi – Saugus Union School District Governing Board Trustee; Attorney at Law

Carolina Mendoza – Founder, The Latino Network of Santa Clarita

Jess Love – Former College of the Canyons ASG Staff Advisor / Director of Campus Life at CalArts

Jordan Minns – Founder, LOV Movement

Shawnee Badger – Actress; Our Revolution SCV Group Leader; Former College of the Canyons student

Stacy Fortner – Assembly District 38 Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee

EDUCATORS & SCHOOL STAFF

Adam Kaiserman – English Professor and Chair of Humanities, College of the Canyons
Amy Marmol - College of the Canyons Alum; Former Saugus High School Teacher
Anne Marceno – Sociology Professor, College of the Canyons
Ashley Jean Granillo – Associate Adjunct Professor, College of the Canyons
Charlie Johnson – Mathematics Department Chair, College of the Canyons
Dilek Senver-Wang – Biology Professor, College of the Canyons
Dr. Necia Gelker – Community College Professor
Erica Seubert – Associate Professor of Biology, College of the Canyons
Erika Torgeson – Co-Department Chair of Counseling / Counselor, College of the Canyons
Erin Barnthouse – Librarian, College of the Canyons
Heaven Warner – Faculty, College of the Canyons
Hernan Ramirez – Professor, College of the Canyons
Holly Hitt-Zuniga – Faculty, College of the Canyons
Jason Burgdorfer – Geography Professor, College of the Canyons
Jennifer Thompson – Faculty, College of the Canyons 
Ken Jeffries – Santa Clarita Valley Teacher
Koren Young – MEA Professor, College of the Canyons
Mary Bates – Professor, College of the Canyons
Mike Harutunian – Professor, College of the Canyons
Necia Gelker – Art History Professor, College of the Canyons
Patti Haley – Faculty, College of the Canyons
Phil Gussin, PhD – Political Science Professor, College of the Canyons
Robert Wonser – Professor, College of the Canyons
Ruth Rassool – English Professor, College of the Canyons; UCLA alum
Sandra Cattell – Former College of the Canyons Educator (34 Years)
Sara Breashears – Faculty, College of the Canyons

STUDENTS & ALUMNI

Abel Mejia – Student and Volunteer, College of the Canyons
Alexander Smith - College of the Canyons Student
Alexis Zaragoza – Statewide College Student Advocate
Aliya Page – Saugus High School Alum
Annie Effinger – UC San Dieggo Student; College of the Canyons Alum
Austin Dollens - College of the Canyons Alum
Blake Herrera – Saugus High School Alum
Blake Jackson – Santa Clarita Resident; Student
Brandon Huetter – College of the Canyons Model UN Club President; First COC Student Recognized by Harvard HNMUN
Breanna Maus - College of the Canyons Alum
Brianna Bricker - College of the Canyons / Academy of the Canyons Alum
Brylee Flores – College of the Canyons Alum; Distinguished COC Model UN Delegate; Local Equestrian
Camden Espino – Saugus High School Alum
Cassie Colby - College of the Canyons Student
Christopher Christensen – Saugus High School Alum; College of the Canyons Student
Ciara Ratkay – Former College of the Canyons Peer/Promise Leader
Elijah Gerard – Former Statewide Community College Student Lead
Hannah Reynolds - College of the Canyons Alum
Jake Bleiler – Santa Clarita School Alum
Jake Rochford – Santa Clarita School Alum
James Corey – College of the Canyons Student
Joel Szakmeister - College of the Canyons Alum
Jorge Aguilar – Saugus Resident; COC Theater Student
Jose Villa – Santa Clarita Resident; School Alum
Joshua Stepter – Santa Clarita School Alum
Julianna Lozada – Valencia High Alumna; Youth Activist Leader
Karina Page – Student
Keenan O’Connell - College of the Canyons Theater Student
Kevin Courtney Black – Writer; Author; Actor; Community College Student Leader
Kyra Page – Student
Leonard John Elick III – Santa Clarita Parent; College of the Canyons alum; Academy of the Canyons alum
Les Pearce – COC Kinesiology and Criminal Justice Student; SCV Fitness Leader

Mai Nguyen Do – College of the Canyons / Academy of the Canyons Alum; Researcher
Mariah Lima – College of the Canyons / Academy of the Canyons Alum; Award-Winning Speaker; Advocate
Matt Reyes - College of the Canyons Student; Academy of the Canyons Alum; Member of TheDen25Show Podcast
Matthew Sagliocco – College of the Canyons Alum; Valencia High School Alum
Mike Devlin – Associated Student Government, College of the Canyons, Class of 1997
Naty Soto – UCLA Student; Activist
Niamani Knight – Youth Entrepreneur; Non-profit Founder; CEO of S.T.R.E.A.M. Kids Expo; College of the Canyons Student
Nick Moore – Student; Activist
Raven Yule - College of the Canyons Student; Artist
Richard Osorio – Saugus High School Alum; College of the Canyons Student
Sharon Truong – Santa Clarita High School Alum
Shayla Page – Saugus High School Alum
Sofia Motta - College of the Canyons Alum
Tani Shimizu – College of the Canyons Alum; UC Berkeley Student
Tate Dickens - College of the Canyons Student
Trey Durden – Saugus High School Alum; Santa Clarita Resident
Wyatt Anderson – Santa Clarita School Alum
Zach Buhle - College of the Canyons Alum

COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Danielle Field – Entrepreneur
Denise Balestier – Santa Clarita Resident; Parent
Jet Aguilar – Santa Clarita Parent
Lindsay Morrell – Santa Clarita Resident
Nicole Vizcarra – Santa Clarita Resident
Regina Blasberg – Santa Clarita Resident
Alyssa Arias
Breanna Kirkbride
Cameron Salkeld
Inderjeet Singh
Jaydeep Athwal
Jeremiah Taylor
Jessica Schoech
Karina Cardenas
Michelle Williams
Nancy Shin

Organizations:

Los Angeles County Federation of Labor AFL-CIO

The Latino Network of Santa Clarita Valley 

Stonewall Democratic Club

Our Revolution Santa Clarita Valley

Democratic Alliance for Action - Santa Clarita

SCV for Change

The Young Delegates Coalition

Los Angeles County - Democratic Party

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