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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Cerritos Community College DistrictCandidate for Board of Trustees, Trustee Area 2

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Tammy Ashton

Business Executive
3,432 votes (20.73%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Increase the number of core classes so students can take the classes they need to transfer or graduate in two years.
  • Increase the number of academic advisors to help the students know which classes they need to finish in two years.
  • Create an environment where fiscal accountability is expected.



Glendale University College of Law Juris Doctor, Jurisprudence (2009)
Long Beach State University Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (2004)
Cerritos College Associates Degree, General Studies (2002)


I am a 40 year resident of Downey who has volunteered with the PTA's of Imperial Elementary, Old River Elementary, and West Middle School.  I have also volunteered at numerous Keep Downey Beautiful clean-ups over the past 10 years.  In addition to that, I have helped at the Second Tyme Around Thrift Shoppe for the Assistance League of Downey for over six years.  I earned my Juris Doctor degree from Glendale University College of Law in 2009.  I am currently using my doctorate degree to help in my current job as a Sales and Marketing Manager for a minority owned custom wire and cable company where I am in charge of accounts with companies such as Southern California Edison, Tesla Motors, Ford Motors, and General Motors. 

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • State Senator Ricardo Lara

Elected Officials (19)

  • Fernando Vasquez Downey Mayor Pro Tem
  • Sean Ashton Downey City Council Member
  • Roger Brossmer Downey City Council Member
  • Luis Marquez Downey City Council Member
  • Tod Corrin Downey Unified School Board Member
  • Nancy Swenson Downey School Board Member
  • Donald LaPlante Downey Unified School Board Member
  • William Gutierrez Downey Unified School Board Member
  • Martha Sodetani Cleark Downey Unified School Board
  • Barbara Samperi Vice President Downey Unified School Board
  • M. Mark Morris President Downey Unified School Board
  • Sonny Santa Ines Bellflower City Council Member
  • Juan Garza Bellflower City Council Member
  • Ray Dunton Bellflower City Council Member
  • Ron Schnablegger Bellflower Mayor Pro Tem
  • Dan Koops Bellflower City Mayor
  • Gil Hurtado South Gate City Council Member
  • Jorge Morales South Gate City Council Member
  • Cheri Kelley Norwalk City Vice Mayor

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

A full time student should be able to finish in two years.  We have a problem with what is happening at Cerritos College when students are taking 3-4 years to finish a two year program.  The college is not doing the job that it is paid to do, which is to help our students navigiate their way through the system.  Currently students are not able to talk to an academic advisor on a regular basis which is causing students to get frustrated and either go to another college or stop going to school altogether.  My focus will be to provide our students access to advisors on a regular basis and to increase the number of core classes to help our students finish in two years.

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