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Endorsements

Teachers Association of Long Beach

“Juan Benitez is an educator who understands the opportunities and challenges facing the Long Beach Unified School District. He listens to the needs of parents, students, and teachers, and he will make sure they have the resources they need for success.

– Barry Welsch, President, Teachers Association of Long Beach

Long Beach Firefighters Association Local 372

“There is nothing more important than our children getting the best possible education we can provide for them. Juan Benitez is a parent, educator and leader that has our support because he has dedicated his life to education and fights for EVERY student. Juan will bring our students, teachers, educators, parents and community members together to make sure ALL students have equitable opportunities to succeed and achieve their dreams.”

– Rex Pritchard, PresidentLong Beach Firefighters Association Local 372

 

Long Beach Police Officers Association

“Dr. Juan M. Benitez’s experience, education, and leadership skills are exactly what the families of the Long Beach Unified School District need and deserve.  He has a long history of bringing groups together to support the educational needs of our students and the professional needs of our teachers.  Our Board of Directors unanimously supports Dr. Juan M. Benitez for the Long Beach Unified School District Board.”

– Jim Foster, President, Long Beach Police Officers Association

CA Speaker Anthony Rendon

“There is nothing more important than our children getting the best possible education we can provide for them. Juan Benitez has my support because he has dedicated his life to improving education and fights for EVERY student. He is the leader that our district and students deserve.”

– Anthony Rendon, Speaker of the California State Assembly, 63rd Assembly District

Mayor Robert Garcia

“Dr. Juan Benitez is an educator at CSULB, a Long Beach Community Leader, and the father of a student in the school district. He has a 20 year history of working with students, parents, and educators in Long Beach. I am proud to endorse Juan and ask you to join me in supporting him for the Long Beach Unified School District Board.”

Mayor Robert Garcia, City of Long Beach

Vice Mayor Rex Richardson

“Dr. Juan Benitez is a parent with a daughter in the district, an educator with over 20 years of experience at Long Beach State and a community leader who understands the power of a high-quality education for working families.  His experience, strong leadership, education and commitment to equity and student success are exactly what Long Beach Unified School District needs and deserves.  That’s why I, unequivocally, support Dr. Juan M. Benitez for LBUSD School Board in district 3.”

Rex Richardson, Vice Mayor, City of Long Beach, Councilmember, District 9

Councilmember Roberto Uranga

“This election year, we will have many difficult choices. For Long Beach Unified School District’s School Board of Education, District 3, the choice is clear: Dr. Juan Benitez. As a parent, educator and community leader, Dr. Benitez will fight for all our children, and I, unequivocally, support him for School Board.”

– Hon. Roberto Uranga, Councilmember, District 7, City of Long Beach

Councilmember Lena Gonzalez

“There is nothing more important than our children getting the best possible education we can provide for them. Juan Benitez has my support because he has dedicated his life to improving education and fights for EVERY student. He is the leader that our district and students deserve.”

– Lena Gonzalez, Councilmember, District 1, City of Long Beach

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Long Beach, CA 90802