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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election

San Diego Community College DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area E

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Rafael A. Perez

College Educator/Businessman
4,834 votes (17.7%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • 1. Building prosperity for our students is my top priority. I have made it my mission in life to fight for economic empowerment opportunities for our community. That would be no different as a trustee on the college board!
  • 2. Providing a fighting chance for those who have fallen through the cracks! Whether it be aged out foster youth, homeless San Diegans, or individuals returning to society, community colleges can be the key to a successful future!
  • 3. Championing a climate friendly campus environment. I will fight for energy efficient buildings, bicycle friendly campuses and climate literate students!



Profession:Faculty at Cuyamaca College (RE), Business Owner
Faculty, Cuyamaca College (2014–current)
CEO- theHomeMap Corp., Self-Employed (2004–current)
Commissioner, Citizens' Equal Opportunity Commission — Appointed position (2014–current)
Juvenile Court & Community Schools TA, San Diego County Office of Education (2001–2003)


San Diego State University Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Sociology (2004)

Community Activities

Volunteer, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest (2013–current)
Board of Directors, Alianza Organization (2010–current)
Director (Past Government Affairs Chair-South Area), Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors (2016–2018)
Chapter President, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals- San Diego Chapter (2013–2014)
National President, 501c3 focused on first generation college students from the Southwestern US, Nu Alpha Kappa (2008–2009)


Economic Empowerment

August 28, 2013 marked the 50th anniversary for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was here that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s gave his “I have a dream speech.” When Rafael realized that events were scheduled across the country to “Let Freedom Ring” for this occasion and San Diego had nothing planned, he took action to organize an event at the Jacobs Center. It was through the research and planning for this event that Rafael was inspired by the spirit of Dr. King’s speech that day. Beyond equal rights, Dr. King outlined a future based on economic empowerment. It was at that moment that Rafael realized what his mission in life was. All the work he had done in education, business and in the spirit of service had been to promote and advance economic empowerment. With certainty of his core purpose in life this would serve as the gauge for all future endeavors. It was based on these guiding principles that Rafael responded to the opportunity to declare his candidacy for Community College Trustee.  

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • San Diego Free Press

Organizations (2)

  • 100% Planned Parenthood Rating from Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest Action Fund
  • Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors

Elected Officials (3)

  • Nora Vargas, Trustee Southwestern College Board
  • Ben Hueso, California State Senator 40th Senate District
  • Monique Limon, California State Assemblymember

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy


Candidate Contact Info

Campaign Name: Rafael Perez for Community College Board 2018 FPPC I.D. #1399341
Phone: 619-333-0116

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