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City of San FranciscoCandidate for Member, Community College Board

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Alan Wong

Education Policy Advisor
123,437 votes (11.36%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Expand Job Training and Workforce Development Programs
  • Maintain fiscal accountability and balanced budgets
  • Improve Equity and Student Success

Experience

Experience

Profession:Legislative Aide, U.S. National Guard Officer
Legislative Aide, San Francisco Board of Supervisors (2019–current)
Officer, U.S. National Guard (2009–current)
Regional Political Organizer, SEIU UHW (2017–2019)
Union Representative/Organizer, SEIU UHW (2013–2017)

Education

University of California, San Diego Bachelor of Arts (B.A), Political Science/Public Policy (2009)

Biography

Alan Wong is a public servant, union organizer, veteran, and a living testament to the success of City College. As a City Hall Education Policy Advisor, he has fought for equitable, affordable, and accessible public education.

 

Alan took City College classes for free with a low-income tuition waiver. The City College units Alan earned helped him to graduate from U.C. San Diego with a bachelor's degree at age 19.Upon graduating from college, Alan dedicated his life to public service. As a union organizer, he worked on initiatives to raise the California minimum wage and protect jobs from outsourcing. As an eleven-year veteran and lieutenant in the National Guard, he has been deployed multiple times to provide disaster relief and security during California wildfires.

 

In Alan's current work as Education Policy Advisor for San Francisco Supervisor Gordon Mar, Alan helped draft and advance the 'Free City College' legislation at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to secure a decade of Free City College. Alan also brought the City College Sunset campus to his neighborhood.

 

In partnership with City College stakeholders, Alan wrote the City College Workforce Education and Recovery Fund (WERF) legislation in order to provide job training for workers, promote economic recovery, bolster student wraparound services, and restore City College programs that have been impacted by declining state funding.

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (1)

  • San Francisco Bay Guardian

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

As a public servant and union organizer, Alan Wong believes that progressive policy and action is necessary to ensure that City College of San Francisco is an equitable institution, putting its students first. 

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