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    Rialto Resident Running for San Bernardino County Education Board

    Corey Jackson, a former Rialto School District and California State University governing board member, is running for the San Bernardino County Board of Education – Area D.

    Corey Jackson makes announcement:

    With the encouragement of people from around the county, and with the support of my family and close friends, I am announcing my candidacy for the County Board of Education-Area D, in a bid to represent the people of the Rialto and San Bernardino Unified School Districts in 2010.

    Education has been very important throughout my adult life.

    I am a product of county schools. I graduated from Rialto High School.  I had the honor of serving on the Rialto Unified School District School Board of Education and on the California State University Board of Trustees representing more than 500,000 students in the State of California. I currently work in the education field as a specialist to increase access to preschool education for all children.

    I have the experience, passion and love for my community to fight for the resources our school districts need to improve the education of our children.

    Preschool, Special Education, Job Training, and Music programs should not be left behind as we strengthen and reform our education system.

    Every child should have the support and encouragement to attend college. But those who do not must be trained with marketable skills to find a good job.

    When elected your issues are my priority within San Bernardino County.

    I respectfully ask for the people of our county to support my candidacy.

    Please join me on FaceBook to hear more about what I plan to do for the children of our county. www.facebook.com/jacksonca

    Jackson is endorsed by the following:

    Barbara McGee
    Rialto City  Clerk

    Rikke Van Johnson
    San Bernardino City Council

    Deborah Robertson
    Rialto City Council

    Joanne Gilbert
    Rialto School Board

    John Futch
    San Bernardino
    Community College District

    Raymond Delgado
    Rialto Science Teacher

    Christine Marquez
    San Bernardino Teacher

    Lloyd Sheppard
    Rialto Math Teacher

    Roy Rogers
    San Bernardino English Teacher

    Ernest Rhone IV
    Rialto Master Teacher

    Past Cal State San Bernardino
    Student Body Presidents:
    Erik Fallis
    Anthony Conley

    Partial list

    How To Run For Elected Office and Win

    Corey Jackson and others who have a great deal of experience dealing with elected official have formed Citizens of the Inland Empire to help African-Americans who wish to serve their community through elected or appointed public office. To inform those interested in such offices, it is holding a candidate recruitment and development event on Tuesday, Sept. 15

    (SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) Anyone interested in running for elected office, but especially African-Americans, can learn more about the process at a networking event on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

    Citizens of the Inland Empire and the Inland Empire African-American Chamber of Commerce will host a Candidate Recruitment and Development Mixer at 6 p.m. at Castaways Restaurant & Banquet Center, 670 Kendall Drive.

    “It’s a networking event to say ‘hey we need people to run for office,’ and to show them ways that we can help,” said Corey Jackson, chair of the Citizens of the Inland Empire.

    “There are many ways people can serve their community through elected or appointed office,” said Dolores Armstead, vice president of the Inland Empire African-American Chamber of Commerce. “People may not know what that entails, so we want to help guide them through the process.”

    Armstead explained that besides the most visible offices, such as the state Legislature and city councils, there are many other offices that make communities run smoothly, such as school boards, water boards and planning commissions. All of them give opportunities for African-Americans to have their voices heard when decisions are made.

    At the event, organizers will show participants what offices for which they could run for election, and resources such as campaign strategy, fund raising and volunteers that would be available to them. They will also discuss ethical and legal obligations candidates face.

    Since many commissions are held by citizens appointed to the office, rather than elected, the event will also address how to secure such appointments.

    To RSVP, send an email to citizensoftheinlandempire@gmail.com.