Letter to the Editor: Tammy Ashton for Cerritos College board

Dear Editor:

As an educator in the Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District, a resident of Downey, and the mother of three Cerritos College students, I have a strong vested interest in the quality of education provided at Cerritos College.

I have spent the last 30 years preparing my students and my own children to be successful and productive adult citizens. Cerritos College plays an important part in that preparation.

Many of my former students have attended Cerritos, as well as my own children. Just as we need knowledgeable and passionate educational leaders in our K-12 system, our community college needs a board of trustees who have the experience and the commitment to make sure that a quality higher education program is in place. It is our responsibility as residents of Downey to vote for people who can do that.

I whole-heartedly believe that Dr. Tammy Ashton is someone who can and will do that. Tammy grew up in Downey and continues to live here with her husband, Sean, and their three children. She is a graduate of Downey High School, Cerritos College, Cal State Long Beach, and Glendale College of Law. She has years of leadership experience in business and in community organizations. Tammy is highly-educated and extremely passionate about the needs and concerns of our community’s college and its students.

Please join me in supporting and voting for Dr. Tammy Ashton for Cerritos Community College Board of Trustees!

Kathy Perez