Alhambra will head to the polls Tuesday to help decide who will fill three open seats on the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees. Seven challengers and one incumbent are on the ballot, running for the chance to preside over the country's largest community college district with nine schools, including East Los Angeles College.
Among the candidates is former assemblyman Mike Eng, who used to represent Alhambra in the California State Assembly. Eng is running against John Burke, a retired community college accounting professor.
The L.A. Community College District is facing budget cuts due to a loss of state funding, according to Daily News, and some of the campuses may lose accreditation. Members of the Board of Trustees, who are elected every two years and serve a four-year term, set the district's budget and guide expenditures. The position pays $24,000 a year, according to Daily News.