Downtown Resident Sunny Zia Announces Bid for LBCC Board Seat

zia-headshotShortly following the announcement of Stella Ursua’s campaign for the District 3 seat on the Long Beach City College (LBCC) Board of Trustees last week, downtown resident Sunny Zia has announced she will also vie for the spot.

“I am running to bring new leadership to the LBCC Board of Trustees and fight for affordable education for all,” said Zia in a press release. “LBCC is the training ground for students who want to go on to a four year university and who want to gain the skills needed to quickly join the workforce. And as a trustee it is our job to ensure that any student who wants that opportunity has it.”

Currently, Zia works at the Port of Long Beach as their Contract Compliance Manager, responsible for overseeing and ensuring proper contracting practices. Additionally, she serves on Congressmember Alan Lowenthal’s Citizen Advisory Committee on Human Rights and Foreign Affairs as chair.

District 3 is currently overseen by Boardmember Mark Bowen, who is serving his second term.

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Brian Addison has been a writer, editor and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food to politics to urban transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 12 nominations and an additional win for Best Political Commentary. Born in Big Bear, he has lived in Long Beach since college. Brian currently serves as a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post.