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Fowler Falls Short of LACCD Seat 4, Thanks Supporters
By Jennifer Bihm Assistant Editor
Published March 8, 2017

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Dallas Fowler will not face her opponent Ernest Moreno in a May runoff. Although the March 7 elections ended in a close race for the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees, seat 4. Fowler’s 46 percent to Moreno’s 54 was not enough to continue.  Fowler said she had three top priorities if she had been elected.

One she said, was to “ensure safe campus environment, Expand L.A. College Promise and build up programs to 4 year degree…I believe quality higher education is a basic human right necessary for success.”

The other two would have been to, “increase Career Technical Training, partner with local industries and companies to connect our students with actual jobs, establish a student credit union and one credit hour financial literacy training for all degree programs. And, to be a fiscal watchdog against waste or fraud and protect the 3.3 billion dollar bond monies coming in from Measure CC, Increase enrollment and revenue via premium programs with celebrity instruction and marketing with an emphasis on actual programs.”

Nonetheless, she thanked all of her supporters and those who came out to vote.

“Thank you,” Fowler began after the votes had been counted.

 “Thank you to the over 117,000 voters who stood with me on Election Day.  In 90 days, we put together a strong viable campaign with a message that resonated with voters.  As a candidate, I can tell you that it’s not easy to run for office to serve in the largest community college district in the nation.

 “Thank you for every call, text, tag, share, donation, endorsement, act of love and support for our campaign to bring the communities back into our community colleges.

 “We will continue building bridges toward success until we close the gaps in wealth and access to quality higher education and I pledge to be at the forefront of that fight—and make no mistake about it—it is going to be a fight.

 “Regardless of the election results, I will always be a proud democrat in the fight for equity and justice.”

A proud community advocate, Fowler has worked actively on political campaigns since the age of 12. A graduate and past Alumnae President of the Los Angeles African American Women’s Public Policy Institute housed at USC, she established HEIRSPAC, Helping Empowered Individuals Reach Success and hopes to  provide a  resource for  individuals looking to run for office and raise awareness of issues impacting the environment, women, and minorities.

Fowler is currently the Principal of Daltek Global Solutions, LLC a boutique business development consulting firm specializing in digital and print media communications. She has worked with entities like The Tavis Smiley Show on PBS, Fiji Water, Visa Black Card, VitaMuffins, Hayhouse, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and a host of small to midsize companies and individuals seeking public office. Her skill sets and services have crossed a variety of industries from arts and entertainment to politics, hospitality, food & beverage and more.  

 

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