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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Foothill-De Anza Community College DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Patrick Ahrens

Education Policy Advisor
52,045 votes (18.09%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Funding - we must continue to look for new and innovative ways to support our students. West Valley – Mission College is offering the first Semester tuition free for their students. I would like to see FHDA be able to do this by the end of my first t
  • Achievement gap - we all do better when we work together to help students. Going into the local high schools and doing more than just placement testing – partnering with high schools to get our students up to speed faster so they can succeed in colle
  • Campus safety – Working with the district police to do more outreach to students to improve campus safety - from answering emergency calls, to providing a safe campus for our night school students, I will work with everyone to ensure our district is



Profession:Education Policy Advisor
Education Policy Advisor, California State Assemblymember Evan Low (2014–current)
Senior District Representative, Office of Assemblymember Paul Fong (2013–2014)
Staffer, United States Congress (2011–2013)


San Jose State University Masters, Public Administration (current)
University of California, Los Angeles Bachelors of Science, Political Science (2011)
De Anza College A. A. Degree, Liberal Arts (2009)

Community Activities

Board Member, Foothill - De Anza Foundation Board of Directors (2016–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Foothill - De Anza Faculty Association

Elected Officials (4)

  • Evan Low, Assemblymember
  • Betsy Bechtel, FHDA Trustee
  • Bruce Swenson, FHDA Trustee
  • Hal Plotkin, FHDA Trustee (former)

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