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L.A. Community College Board Trustee Angela J. Reddock today announced the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce has endorsed her in her campaign for election to the L.A. Community College District's Board of Trustees, Seat No. 2 on Tuesday, March 3.
Trustee Reddock said, "I am grateful for the support I have received for my campaign for L.A. Community College Trustee from the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce. The business leaders of Chamber have given me a solid vote of confidence. I will continue my work on the Board of Trustees to collaborate with Chamber members to create tens of thousands of new jobs through projects funded by Measure J."
"I plan to meet with Chamber members to advance my recently announced proposal to develop a state-of-the-art hybrid and plug-in electric automotive service, maintenance and repair job training facility at one of our college campuses to promote stable, green jobs that pay a living wage and have a future in the Los Angeles area," Reddock added.
The LA Community College District is comprised of nine campuses serving 36 cities in Los Angeles County. The eight-member, non-partisan Board of Trustees guides policies and oversees the operations of the District's $600 million budget, operations and curriculum standards. The Board of Trustees serves a vital role in supporting the students, staff and faculty of the system's colleges by developing partnerships between civic and business leaders and institutions, and by advocating for increased state and federal funding for the Community College system.
Reddock was appointed to the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees on April 11, 2007 to fill the seat vacated by Trustee Michael Waxman, who resigned from the elected office. Her appointed term expires June 30, 2009. An Angelino from the age of nine, Ms. Reddock earned her Bachelor's Degree from Amherst College in Massachusetts, where she graduated cum laude and earned the Kellogg Prize in public speaking.
Reddock earned her Juris Doctorate from UCLA School of Law, where she served as an editor of the National Black Law Journal and member of the Women's Law Journal. During law school, she clerked for the Honorable Terry J. Hatter, Jr. of the United States District Court, Central District of California. She also completed a Coro Foundation fellowship in public policy and public affairs.
Reddock is heavily involved in civic affairs at the state and local level. She is an appointee on the L.A. County Local Government Services Commission and L.A. City Transportation Commission. She serves as Co-Chair for the City of Los Angeles 11th District Empowerment Congress Transportation Committee. She is a Hearing Officer for the L.A. County Civil Service Commission. She has served as a legal commentator for KCAL9/CBS2 News. She is Chair of the Board of the Los Angeles African American Women's Public Policy Institute and Co-Chair of the Los Angeles Urban League Executive Corp. Ms. Reddock is an attorney in private practice specializing in employment and labor law. She lives in the Westchester.