Alton Wang Wins Election to the Pasadena Area Community College District Board of Trustees Representing Area 7

Arcadia, CA – With nearly all ballots counted for the June 21, 2022 election, results show that Alton Wang’s lead continues to grow in the election for Pasadena Area Community College District Board of Trustees representing Area 7, which includes parts of Arcadia and Temple City. Alton Wang released the following statement declaring victory:


I am humbled and honored by the support from voters in Arcadia and Temple City in entrusting our campaign to put student success first and bring a new voice for positive change to Pasadena City College. As a son of immigrants born and raised in this community, I am particularly proud that we ran a positive, issues-focused campaign that reflects our community’s values – without resorting to attacks or deception. 


“As an incoming Trustee, I look forward to being an accessible and responsive representative working with our students, faculty, and community members alike to ensure that everyone can access an affordable, high-quality public education – and move our community forward, together.”

Alton Wang is the son of immigrants and a second-generation Arcadian educated in our local public schools who understands firsthand that community colleges open doors.


Alton’s parents are proud former students at Pasadena City College, an institution that gave them opportunities to learn English, earn credits towards a four-year college degree, and apply their learning to start small businesses that serve our neighborhoods. They are Alton’s inspiration. Their success story is the story of so many San Gabriel Valley residents who strive to achieve the California Dream — and education was their foundation.


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 School. Public education has made Alton’s past and present a reality.


Alton ran for Pasadena City College Trustee to ensure that every person can benefit from an affordable, high-quality education. Alton is a nonprofit advocate, community organizer, and congressional policy advisor who has worked on improving education, promoting civic engagement, and empowering our neighborhoods.


As an organizer, he drove record voter turnout in California and across the nation to increase our political representation. As a congressional staff member, 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.


In our community, Alton currently serves on the board of the Arcadia Parks Foundation as Secretary. Alton earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the UCLA School of Law, where he earned the prestigious Equal Justice Works Fellowship.


As Trustee, Alton will work with teachers, students, and our neighbors to make sure that PCC provides outstanding learning opportunities so that every student can achieve their full potential.