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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

Compton Community College DistrictCandidate for Board of Trustees, Trustee Area 2

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Barbara Jean Calhoun

Community Advocate
5,512 votes (51.01%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Increase Student Enrollment
  • Improve quality and range of academic and vocational majors and programs
  • Work in tandem with faculty and classified on campus. Communicate the concerns of the community



Profession:Community Advocae
Monitoring Specialist, Stanley Security Alarm Company (2018–current)
Community Service Block Grant, CSBG Program — Appointed position (2010–current)
County Democratic Party, County Central Delegate — Elected position (2016–current)
City Council district 1, Compton City Council District 1 — Elected position (2003–2011)
Traffic Officer ll, City Of Los Angeles (1979–2010)
School Board Of Trustees, Compton School Board Trustee — Elected position (2001–2003)
School Board Trustee, Compton School Board Trustee — Elected position (2001–2003)

Community Activities

Member, New Frontier Democratic Club (2007–current)
Member, Martin Luther King Jr. Democratic Club (2011–current)
Member, Compton Branch NAACP (2009–current)
President, SEIU Local 347 Retirees (2012–current)
Retirees Leadership Council, SEIU Local 721 (2016–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • 64th AD Assembly District
  • Compton Community College Federation Of Employees -Local 3486 & 3486A
  • County Central Committee, California Democratic Party

Political Beliefs

Position Papers

Compton Community College is in need of more classes, students, faculty and degrees.


Compton Community College has low student enrollement, not enough professors, not enough classes in order for a student to earn their degree.

I offer strong creativity and leadership skills. I have gained these skills as a former Compton School Biard Trustee, Compton City Council, Union member and President of my Local. I want alsong with the Board Of Trustee increase enrollment, by going out to the community, not waiting for the community to come to us. Hire more professors, we are down 37 cources,  create a Joint Labor Management Committee to addrss the needs fo our students, professors, faculty, administration and the community. I will be very forwrd in my thinking by working along with the students, faculty, board members and the community. There must be community involement at every level. We need to have a commission made of the community from each area and a staff person assigned to that commission.  We have 5 areas of representation, Compton holds two, Paramount, Lynwood and South Gate. Carson had a seat at one time, we the board need to reacess the carson seat. I have lived in Compton since June of 1968, before we moved to compton, I knew about Compton College. We cn not bring back the old glory, but we can bring in new invoated ideas to help our students, faculty, administrattion, along with  board members  to help /assist Compton College to succeed .

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— October 2, 2018 Cary Eatmon of

Introducing Barbara Calhoun as a candidate for the November election of Compton College Board Trustee position.

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