Local Education Leaders Endorse Dante Acosta

September 23, 2016

(Santa Clarita, Calif.) – Public education leaders from across the 38th Assembly District have come out in support of Dante Acosta for State Assembly.

“Dante Acosta is committed to making sure our schools are properly funded and that they are held accountable,” said Phil Ellis, a member of the Newhall School Board.  “We need assurances that these funds are effectively and appropriately used to provide an excellent education for every student.”

Ellis was joined by leaders from six local school and community college boards, in support Acosta’s candidacy including Joe Messina, Linda Storli, and Steve Sturgeon, Hart School Board; Paul De Le Cerda, Saugus School Board; Ken Chase, Sulpher Springs School Board; Scott Blough, Simi Valley Unified School Board; and Michael Berger and Steve Zimmer, College of the Canyons Board of Trustees.

“Education funding is the largest percentage of our annual budget yet California continues to struggle to give our kids the tools they need for success,” said Acosta.  “Whether on the path to college or focused on moving into a skilled profession after high school, we need to do a better job preparing them for the future.  I am committed to strengthening our schools and holding bureaucrats accountable.”

Dante Acosta was elected to the Santa Clarita City Council in 2014 and currently serves as Mayor Pro Tem.  He is a successful businessman and Gold Star Father.  He is running for State Assembly to create jobs, improve our public education system, and put a stop to the early release of criminals, which is placing an unfair burden on local governments and causing an increase in crime.