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November 7, 2017 — Local Elections

Compton Unified School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Satra D. Zurita

Governing Board Member, Compton Unified School District
2,430 votes (12.36%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Encouraging more parent involvement.
  • Implementing innovative programs to lower drop out rates.
  • Responsibly managing our district's budget.



Profession:Community Leader - 3rd Generation Compton Resident
Board of Education Member, Compton Unified School District — Elected position (2009–2017)


I am a 3rd generation resident of Compton, and I hail from a family rich in community service. I am the oldest daughter of retired public administrator Clarence Zurita and retired two term City Councilwoman Delores Zurita. My sister, Janna, represents the First District on the Compton City Council.


I am currently finishing my third as a member of the Compton Unified School District Board. In this role, I have helped turn our district around by increasing graduation rates, lowering drop-out rates, making our campuses safer, and expanding parent involvement.


I currently serve as a Senior Administrative Analyst with the City of Compton’s Department of Public Works. My past work experience includes serving as:

General Manager – Compton Ramada Hotel & Convention Center

Facility Manager – Martin Luther King, Jr. Transit Center

Project Manager – Federal Aviation Administration

Project Manager – United States Air Force Base, El Segundo, CA


My long record of community service also includes:

Board of Director – Compton Council of Campfire, Inc.

Board of Director – Boys and Girls Club

Board of Director – Jarambe Community Housing Development Organization

PTA President – Drew Child Development Corporation

Assistant Director – Compton Summer Arts Program

Outstanding Achievement Award – Brotherhood Crusade

Outstanding Achievement Award – Brothers of the Sun


I completed undergraduate studies at the University of California at Irvine, Loyola Marymount University, California State University, Long Beach, and California State University, Dominguez Hills. I hold certificates in Meeting Planning and Special Event Coordination from California State University, Long Beach.

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