Pasadena City College will host a forum for the six candidates campaigning for two open seats on the Pasadena Area Community College District Board on Oct 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Westerbeck Recital Hall in the Center for the Arts.

The forum is co-sponsored by the PCC Faculty Association and will be moderated by Yvonne Pine of the Pasadena Area League of Women Voters.

The two open positions, district two and district four, each have three candidates vying for a seat.

In district two, which represents parts of Sierra Madre and Pasadena, current board member Jeanette Mann is stepping down after serving on the board since 1984.

Mann has endorsed candidate Tom Selinske, Founder of PCC Flea Market and president of the Pasadena Unified School District board.

Competing with Selinske is USC real estate and finance professor James A. Osterling. Osterling is endorsed by current district one Trustee Ross Selvidge and Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek.

Also running is consulting social scientist Martin Enriques.

District four, which covers most of Pasadena, including PCC, is served by seven-year incumbent William Thomson. Thomson is running for his second re-election and third term on the board.

Hoping to unseat him are former PCC student trustee to the board, Marshall Lewis, and author Hoyt Hilsman.

The forum will be open to written questions from the public.

The Board of Trustees election will be held Nov. 3 and voter registration ends Oct. 15.

One Reply to “Candidate’s Forum Preview”

  1. Selinske isn’t the president of the Pasadena Unified School District Board. He was President years ago (from 2008-2012).
    He is no longer a member of the PUSD Board.

    Selinske was however on the PUSD Board Facilities Subcommittee overseeing Measure TT bond construction when all of the waste, fraud and mismanagement occurred.

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