School Board Member and Former Rosemead Mayor John Tran receives Califonia School Employees Association Endorsement *Updated/ Corrected

Updated 11.14.11

An earlier version of this article reported that Alhambra Unified School District Board Member Adele Andrade-Stradler endorsed John Tran for state Assembly. That was incorrect. Andrade-Stradler is endorsing Alhambra Mayor Luis Ayala. 

Originally published 10.25.11

The California School Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter 11, representing school employees in El Monte Union High School District, announced their endorsement on Tuesday, October 25, of El Monte Union High School Board Member and Former Rosemead Mayor, John Tran, in his bid for the 49th Assembly District seat.

“It is an honor to endorse John Tran, for the 49th Assembly district,” said Jesse Butanda, President of the California School Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter 11 for El Monte Union High School District. “John has been an advocate for classified school employee’s rights.  John listens to his constituents, he is labor friendly, and supports labor.  It is both an honor and a privilege to recommend John Tran for the 49th Assembly District.”

“This is a huge endorsement in my campaign for Assembly,” said Tran.  “Protecting workers rights and ensuring that they have the ability to bargain collectively is one of my core principles. In Sacramento, I plan to work side-by-side with working men and women to protect their rights, create more jobs, and increase funding to our schools so that the children in our community have access to a quality education.”

In addition to today’s endorsement, Tran has racked up an impressive list of endorsements from key leaders including Assemblymember Roger Hernandez and Alhambra Unified School District Board Member Adele Andrade-Stadler.

The 49th State Assembly District includes the cities of Alhambra, Arcadia, Monterey Park, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Temple City, and portions of El Monte, Montebello, South El Monte and the unincorporated community of South San Gabriel.

At the age of 23, Tran was the youngest member in the history of the Garvey School District Board of education.  Tran was the first Asian American member of the Rosemead City Council and the first Asian American to serve as Mayor of the city.

John Tran has won four competitive elections throughout the San Gabriel Valley over the past twelve years.  He placed first in a field of seven candidates to win election to the Garvey School District Board of Education in 1999. He placed first in a field of five candidates during his 2003 re-election campaign and placed first in a field of seven candidates in his 2005 election to the Rosemead City Council.  In 2009, he won election to the El Monte Union High School District Board.

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