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LWV League of Women Voters of California
Los Angeles County, CA November 6, 2001 Election
 Smart Voter John Whitaker Betances

Candidate for
Governing Board Member; Pasadena Area Community College District; Trustee Area 3

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Welding Division Manager
  • Experienced teacher/trainer/leader for colleges, universities and corporations
  • Highly sought-after specialist in "Personnel Management," "Human Resource Management," and "Motivation."
  • Honored as PCC's Welding Department student of the year
  • Who's Who Among Students ...
  • Certified Welding Inspector
  • Retired Military Officer [U.S. Army's "Green Berets"]
Top Priorities if Elected
  • Ensure that "The Will of the People" becomes "the torch that lights our way" in the governing of PCC!
  • Establish and maintain the best environment, in which all students can succeed...and every employee can proudly strive to perform their duties!
  • Lead and guide the entire PCC community to discover, implement, use the finest educational programs possible!
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Key Endorsements
  • California School Employees Association: Region 95 (All 7 chapters!)
  • California Teachers Association: Pasadena City College Chapter
  • The many under-appreciated "Little People" who pushed me to run !!!!
Position Papers
PCC Does Not Serve Well The Needs of The Northwest Pasadena/West Altadena Community!
The leadership of PACCD is largely rife with miscalulation of direction and purpose. Possessing a lack of "community needs" awareness, that leadership has miserably failed to serve the needs of a major portion of the District-wide community. It is time to put the "Community" back in the Pasadena Area Community College District (PACCD), by changing the kind, and distribution, of educational services rendered by PCC!
Candidate Calls For Series of Open, Public Debates and Forums
As early as late August of the year, I challenged my opponents to a series of open, unscripted and public debates on the issues...with a notable lack of success and response. It is my contention that such full, public disclosure and discussion of the issues...with the chance for full and unrestricted questioning of the candidates by the public audience...will best serve to reveal to the voters the most worthy candidate for their selection!
Campaign Contact Information
E-mail: JWhitakerBetances4PCCTrustee@Hotmail.Com
Phone: 626-794-8189
"Elect Whitaker Betances: PCC Trustee #3" Committee
532 East Washington Boulevard
Pasadena, Ca 91104-2213

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