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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

Fresno Unified School DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 4

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Veva Islas

Educator/Program Director
5,771 votes (60.03%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Ensure that all students feel welcomed and safe in our schools.
  • Prioritize shrinking the achievement gap among historically underserved groups.
  • Decreasing class sizes to better support teachers and improve our learning environments.



Director, Cultiva La Salud, Sierra Health Foundation (2006–current)
Board Member, California Health Benefit Exchange — Appointed position (2014–2017)


Loma Linda University Masters in Public Health, Health Education and Promotion (1997)
California State University Fresno Bachelors in Science, Health Science with an emphasis in Community Health (1991)

Community Activities

Member, CA Latina Democratic Party (2017–current)
Member, League of Mexican American Women (2016–current)
Member, Central Valley Progressive PAC (2017–current)
Member, American Public Health Association (2000–current)
Mentor, Realizing Options for Student Excellence (ROSE) (2000–2005)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Fresno County Democratic Party
  • Planned Parenthood of Mar Monte
  • Fresno Teachers Association

Organizations (6)

  • Ca Latina Democrats
  • LILUNA - Laborers
  • Carpenters Local 721
  • SEIU 521
  • Central Labor Council of Fresno Madera Kings and Tulare
  • San Joaquin Valley Democratic Club

Individuals (2)

  • Humberto Gomez

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