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Teaching kids is Tom's life’s work. As a teacher and a coach, Tom has always considered it a privilege to serve California’s children.

Whether it’s in the classroom, before and after school, or for the past three years as State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom's guiding principle is simple: doing what’s right for kids.

California’s schools are making progress. We’ve stopped the painful budget cuts and begun to invest in our children and our schools again. Graduation rates are at an all-time high and test scores are near their peak.

Of course, there’s much more to do – expanding career training, updating school technology, expanding access to the arts, and helping every child get off to the right start with access to quality preschool programs.

Please take a moment and join Tom's team today. And let's help Tom keep working to build a brighter future for California’s kids.


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endorsed 2014-09-08 14:22:47 -0700
@EnCorps_k tweeted link to this page. 2014-09-06 07:49:51 -0700
I'm endorsing @TomTorlakson for re-election as State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Please join me!
endorsed via 2014-09-06 07:44:27 -0700
endorsed 2014-09-05 15:39:44 -0700
You can use Former Mayor of Fresno or “Former Director, CA Postsecondary Education Commission” as you wish, as long as both are specified as being for ID purposes. Whatever is helpful to Tom is fine with me.
endorsed 2014-09-05 14:11:48 -0700
endorsed 2014-09-05 13:21:37 -0700
I have worked with Tom Torlakson on behalf of all students. He is fair, responsive and exceptional in meeting the needs of our youth. Tom Torlakson is a man for education.
endorsed 2014-09-05 09:18:32 -0700
@ChangeTheLAUSD tweeted link to this page. 2014-09-02 10:30:10 -0700
I'm endorsing @TomTorlakson for re-election as State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Please join me!
endorsed 2014-09-02 10:29:51 -0700
endorsed 2014-08-31 12:18:23 -0700
The Helen Doherty Democratic Club (Los Angeles Co.)

West End Democratic Club (San Bernardino Co.)

These clubs also endorse Tom
posted about this on Facebook 2014-08-31 04:48:49 -0700
I'm endorsing @TomTorlakson for re-election as State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Please join me!
endorsed 2014-08-31 04:48:00 -0700
endorsed 2014-08-30 13:57:20 -0700
endorsed 2014-08-21 10:39:25 -0700
Tom’s experience in the classroom gives him a valuable perspective on education that is needed at the state level.
endorsed 2014-08-21 10:06:18 -0700
You got my vote Tom!
posted about this on Facebook 2014-08-04 14:31:33 -0700
I'm endorsing @TomTorlakson for re-election as State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Please join me!
endorsed 2014-08-04 14:31:02 -0700
Tom genuinely cares about California students-not about profiting from them and he’s definitely not fooled by the latest education bandwagons that comes rolling down mainstreet.
endorsed 2014-07-31 10:50:16 -0700
We appreciate Tom’s fine efforts on behalf of education in California, especially his initiatives to promote environmental education and sustainability in our schools.
posted about this on Facebook 2014-07-28 15:23:14 -0700
I'm endorsing @TomTorlakson for re-election as State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Please join me!
endorsed 2014-07-28 15:22:47 -0700
We had the opportunity to meet you in person at the Luau party in Pittsburg, Mary Queen of the World Church last June 28, 2014. We are endorsing your candidacy because we believe you are divinely created for molding the youth of today to be the leader of tomorrow. We pray you pursue the STEM project and the Child Nutrition program of our first Lady MObama. Stay blessed
endorsed 2014-07-17 16:18:23 -0700
endorsed 2014-07-05 13:41:31 -0700
As an educator, like my father, I know that you understand the passion and challenges faced by those who attempt to prepare the young for the world they will soon inherit. Please come to visit our campus faculty and the Democratic Club of the Conejo Valley to share your vision for this future.
endorsed 2014-06-27 12:15:52 -0700
As a Board Member of The Metroplitan Edication District a Regional Occupation Center in San Jose, I support Tom because of his strong support for Career Technical education in California.
endorsed 2014-06-25 07:13:59 -0700
Being a teacher himself, Tom understands what is happening in the classroom and in education in general. Only an educator qualifies to fill the position of Superintendent of Public Instruction and Tom is that educator.
endorsed 2014-06-19 15:56:25 -0700
Tom is a wonderful education leader.
endorsed 2014-06-15 15:17:41 -0700
I served as the elected Trustee from El Monte, Area 1 at Rio Hondo Community College from 1992 to 2000. As a retired teacher in grades K to 12 and colleges and universities, I am endorsing Tom.

David Siegrist

Senior Assemblyman
endorsed 2014-06-15 14:45:17 -0700
Tom, we chatted at the 2014 California PTA Convention. You wanted to know more about our 83+ year-old Parent Education Program here in our El Monte Union High School District. Please come on down to see our marvelously successful educational program, with a trained Early Childhood Instructor, her trained Instructional Assistant, 24 children, and 24 caring adult family members. Not only does each family, whose children in attendance are from one to four years of age learn basic pre-K skills, but English as a Second Language as well.

Summer Parent Education Classes begin on Tuesday, June 17.

I extend to you an open invitation to come down and spend an exciting, informative time in an educational program that should be in every district statewide.

Appreciative of your public service,

Esthela Torres de Siegrist

Vice President El Monte Union High School District Board of Trustees


P.S. As a grampa, you will be truly amazed.

endorsed 2014-06-10 09:45:52 -0700
endorsed 2014-05-30 08:58:45 -0700
Alliance for California Adult Schools endorsed 2014-05-30 07:57:37 -0700
Please support our effort to secure designated funding for K-12 adult ed in CA.
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