Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis Endorses Alton Wang for Pasadena City College Board of Trustees

Arcadia, CA – A major nod to his commitment for improving quality public education and preparing students for our common future, Pasadena City College Board of Trustees, Area 7 Candidate Alton Wang announced the influential endorsement of Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis.


“Alton Wang is an advocate who knows how to bring communities together to effect positive change. As a product of local public schools and the son of proud former Pasadena City College students, Alton understands that high quality public education is the key for opportunities to succeed. I know Alton will be a tireless champion for students, teachers, and our neighborhoods on the Pasadena City College Board of Trustees. That’s why I am thrilled to endorse Alton Wang,”  said Supervisor Hilda L. Solis.


Hilda L. Solis, the daughter of immigrants, was raised in a San Gabriel Valley working-class family, and has a distinguished career built on fighting for the health and safety of her neighbors – and all the people of the United States. After helping to pass the Affordable Care Act as President Obama’s Secretary of Labor, she led efforts to implement it and expand access to affordable healthcare in Los Angeles County as Supervisor. Earlier in her career, Supervisor Solis served as a Rio Hondo Community College Trustee, a State Assemblymember, a State Senator, and a U.S. Representative representing the San Gabriel Valley. Supervisor Solis is a proud, proven, effective leader with unmatched experience.


“I am honored to earn the endorsement of Supervisor Hilda L. Solis for my campaign to represent our community on the Pasadena City College Board of Trustees.  Supervisor Solis has been a major force in standing up for our communities at local, state, and federal levels in her decades of selfless public service. I am grateful for her confidence in me. I look forward to working with her and our elected leaders for our neighborhoods,” said Pasadena City College Board of Trustees Candidate Alton Wang.


Alton Wang knows that public education, particularly community colleges, opens doors. Community college played a key role for both of Alton’s immigrant parents in their American story. They supported each other in classes at Pasadena City College, which provided opportunities for his dad to improve his English and for his mom to earn credits that eventually enabled her to earn a degree from Cal State Fullerton. Both his parents have built on these experiences to start small businesses serving our communities.


His parents raised him in Arcadia because of our community’s renowned public schools. He attended Longley Way Elementary School, Dana Middle School, and ultimately graduated as a salutatorian from Arcadia High. Public education has made Alton’s past and present a reality. Now, he is running for the Pasadena City College Board of Trustees representing Arcadia Unified to ensure that all future students and families can benefit.


Alton has continuously worked to open as many doors for others as were opened for him and his family. As an organizer, he drove record voter turnout among Asian American communities in California and across the nation to increase our political representation. As a policy advisor, he worked to ensure that all immigrants have the opportunity to succeed in America. Today, he advocates for expanding voting rights and fairer representation to guarantee that all Americans can access their right to vote. And as a Trustee, Alton will pioneer a new vision for PCC that builds the college into one that is ready for our stronger future.