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.
310-734-9791 (personal cell)
Isla Vista, CA
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