Dallas Fowler is running for a seat on the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees. The two time mayoral appointee is well known for being part of a mother/daughter duo on the political scene. She is running against a Republican incumbent and will have her work cut out for her.
“In the coming weeks, I will be talking about my rare set of experiences that have prepared me for this level of service.” says Fowler. Citing “making a difference” and “a brighter future for her nieces and nephews”, Dallas will soon begin gathering signatures to qualify for the March 2017 election.
Dallas is a graduate of Florida A&M and was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti to fill an expiring term on the City of Los Angeles Commission On the Status of Women and upon completion of the term, was awarded a full term on the LAPD Permit Review Panel. This body receives and approves permits for filming and demonstrations (protests).
On the other hand, her opponent Ernest Moreno was elected to the Distrct 4 seat after 42 years as a District employee. Moreno became President of East Los Angeles College in January 1, 1994, and with the exception of an interim assignment as President of Los Angeles Mission College from 2006 to 2008, he continued in that capacity until his retirement in 2011.
Previously, Mr. Moreno has held positions in employee relations including Director
of Labor Relations and District’s Chief Negotiations; Dean of Academic Affairs at
West Los Angeles College, Senior Director of Educational Services for the District, and
Vice President of Academic Affairs at East Los Angeles College.
When Moreno ran for this seat in 2013, he handily beat his opponent by over 100,000 votes receiving nearly 68% of all votes cast.
MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, SEAT NO. 4
JOZEF “JOE” THOMAS ESSAVI 103,664 32.75%
ERNEST HENRY MORENO 212,811 67.24%
Don’t be surprised if you see mayor eric on the campaign trail alongside Dallas. As well as prominent community members, elected officials and the illustrious ladies of LAAAWPPI. This will be interesting to see if Dallas garners the same support she gives others. This author doesn’t forget Dallas chasing down a clown who came for Najee Ali in Leimert Park or how hard she campaigned for then councilman Eric Garcetti. She is fierce.
Out of 200+ LAAAWPPI graduates, Dallas would make the third member of the organization to be an elected official. She follows former assembly member Gwen Moore and LA Community College Trustee Sydney Kamlager-Dove.