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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
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Alum Rock Union Elementary School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Bruce Huynh

Teacher
4,197 votes (9.15%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Quality education: Students deserve to have full-time, trained teachers, and students deserve school facilities that are well-maintained.
  • Safety: Students need safe physical and mental space to prosper. Students should be taught how to combat bullying through resolving conflicts in peaceful manners (restorative justice), that teaches consent.
  • Innovative Language Immersion Programs: Our Alum Rock students and families would benefit from having classes and curriculum that foster multi-lingual growth.

Experience

Education

UCLA Bachelor of Arts (B.A), Political Science, Asian American Studies/ Labor Studies minors (2013)

Biography

Bruce Huynh is the only candidate running who has teaching experience. As an immigrant from a poor working class family, Bruce's lifelong commitment to social justice informs his thinking every day.

Born in Vietnam, Bruce came the United States after completing his 6th grade education. When Bruce was only 12 years old, he would go on weekly Tuesday walks 

with his sister. They catch up, played together, and collected recyclables to support their family. Since 13 years old, Bruce has been working to support himself and his family.

He worked his way through school--International Baccalaureate program at Andrew Hill, University of California, Los Angeles--with the help and guidance of passionate teachers, and through scholarships, grants, loans. As early as high school, Bruce was made aware of the social inequalities that plague our communities. 
He started Club Make A Change to have weekly discussions on social issues with students. In college, Bruce organized with various campaigns to fight against tuition hikes, fighting in support of undocumented students, fighting for LGBT rights.

Returning to San Jose from college, Bruce joined Working Partnerships to help residents learn how to access affordable heathcare. Later he worked with SEIU to help childcare workers improve working conditions and benefits.

Over the last few years, Bruce has worked as a substitute teacher in all the Eastside high schools. In this election, Bruce is the only candidate with teaching experience who also knows first hand the struggles of our communities.

 

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Congressman Ro Khanna
  • Vice Mayor Magdalena Carrasco
  • ESUHSD Trustee Pattie Cortese

Organizations (7)

  • South Bay Labor Council (Open)
  • Santa Clara County Democratic Party
  • Democratic Activists for Women Now (DAWN)
  • LiUNA Local 270
  • IBEW Local 332
  • Silicon Valley Young Democrats
  • Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club (SVAPADC)

Elected Officials (10)

  • Franklin McKinley School District Trustee Omar Torres
  • Mount Pleasant School District Trustee Peter Ortiz
  • San Jose Unified School District Trustee Teresa Castellanos
  • ESUHSD Trustee Frank Biehl
  • District 8 Councilmember Sylvia Arenas
  • ESUHSD Trustee Lan Nguyen
  • State Assemblymember Kansen Chu
  • State Assemblymember Ash Kalra
  • State Assemblymember Tony Thurmond
  • Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese

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