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Re-Elect Abboud

Proven Record × For the people × Bold action

Jonathan Abboud

A champion for a quality & tuition-free Public education for all

Jonathan Abboud, the youngest Community College Trustee in California, was elected in November 2014 to represent the communities of Isla Vista and Hope Ranch on the Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees. He now serves as Vice President and Legislative Liaison of the Board. 

A first generation American and college graduate, Jonathan was born and raised in the City of Los Angeles and has lived in Isla Vista since 2010. He completed his B.A. in Political Science and Master of Technology Management at the University of California Santa Barbara in 2014 and 2018 respectively. 

Upon graduation in 2014 Jonathan co-founded the Isla Vista Self Governance Initiative in 2014 which succeeded in creating and funding a government for Isla Vista, the Isla Vista Community Services District, where he now works as the Interim General Manager. Currently, Jonathan is also working with the Reclaim CA Higher Education Coalition to restore quality and tuition free education for all at CA public colleges and universities.

Phone

310-734-9791 (personal cell)

Location

Isla Vista, CA

Other positions

Board Member, SB County Action Network

Delegate, California Democratic Party

Member, CDP Platform Committee

Member, Santa Barbara Young Democrats

Regional Director, California Young Democrats

Board Member, IV Community Development Corp

We have made great progress the past four years...

I am running to make sure marginalized voices have a real seat at the table of power. These past four years we have worked to address gender neutral restrooms, protection for undocumented students, homeless student resources and student housing, textbook affordability, faculty diversity, student voter registration, and support for students living in Isla Vista - these are real issues before the Board of Trustees. I have worked towards making these priorities a reality in the last four years and I am running again to ensure we continue to properly and justly address them

The January 26, 2017 Board meeting - dozens of community members spoke in favor of the resolution to support and protect undocumented students

The January 26, 2017 Board meeting - dozens of community members spoke in favor of the resolution to support and protect undocumented students