My name is Tony Torng and I am a candidate for the Walnut Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees’ election on November 5, 2013.
The Walnut Valley Unified School District is regarded as one of the top school districts in Southern California and has the highest graduation rate in the entire San Gabriel Valley. As your board member, I will work hard to protect the quality of our education and to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program!
I am very grateful to have received the endorsements (partial list) of current US Congressman Ed. Royce and Congresswoman Judy Chu; CA State Senator Bob Huff; CA State Assemblyman Curt Hagman; LA County Supervisor Don Knabe; Councilmember of Diamond Bar City: Ling Ling Chang, Steve Tye, Carol Herrera, and Ron Everett; Councilmember of City of Walnut: Mary Su, Tony Cartagena, Bob Pacheco, and Eric Ching; every Mt. San Antonio College Board of Trustees: Dr. Manuel Baca, Fred Chyr, Dr. David Hall, Rosanne Bader, Judy Chen Haggerty; every Board Directors of the Walnut Valley Water District: Ed. Hilden, Dr. Allen Wu, Ted Edbenkemp, Barbara Carrera, and Scarlett Kwong; and every WVUSD Board of Trustees: Cynthia Ruiz, Nancy Lyons, Helen Hall, Larry Redinger and Phillip Chen. I will work closely with the other WVUSD board members to deal with the fiscal and economic challenges that all school districts are facing. Additional commitments can be seen in the “Platform” page.
I would be honored to earn your vote and trust to serve on the Walnut Valley Unified School District for the next four years! Please refer to the “Qualifications” page to review my qualifications for this position. For additional information about myself, please refer to the “Short Biography” and “Resume” pages. Your generous donations to support this campaign is also very important, please refer to the “Fundraise” page for more details. Thanks for your supports!
Tony Torng, Ph.D.
Additional endorsement list (partial):
- Bob Pacheco: Former State Assemblyman and current Walnut city council
- Gayle Pacheco: Walnut Valley School Foundation President and WVUSD personnel commissioner
- Denis Paul: Former Diamond Bar High School Principal
- Former Mayor of Diamond Bar City: Wen Chang, Eileen Ansari, Deborah O’Connor, John Forbing
- Former Mayor of Walnut City: Tom King
- Pomona School Board: Andrew Wong
- Rowland Heights School Board: Heidi Gallegos, Judy Nieh, Cary Chen
- Hacienda La Puente School Board: Gino Kwok, Dr. Joseph Chang, Norman Hsu (former)
- Former Walnut Valley Unified School Board: John Forbing, Ellen Wyse, Anyork Lee
- City of Baldwin Park city council: Monica Garcia
- City of La Habra city council: Tim Shaw
- City of Rosemead: Mayor Polly Low
- City of Monterey Park; Mayor Pro Tem Anthony Wong, City Council Peter Chan
- Rowland Water Board Member: Szu Pei Lu-Yang
- Three Valleys Municipal Water District Board Directors: Joseph Ruzicka, Carlos Goytia
- California Citizens Redistricting Commissioner: Peter Yao
- Young Kim: Director of Community Relations and Asian Affairs to Rep. Ed Royce
- City of Diamond Bar Planning Commissioner: Steve Nelson, Jimmy Lin, Jack Shah, Frank Farago, Ashok Dhingra
- City of Diamond Bar Traffic and Transportation Commissioner: Liana Pincher, Ken Mok, Peter Perritano, Ted Carrera
- City of Diamond Bar Park and Recreation Commissioner: Dave Grundy, Benny Liang, Lew Herndon, Ted Owens
- City of Walnut Planning Commissioner: Benjamin Natividad and Wen Pei (former Chair)
- City of Walnut Senior Commissioner; Tita Quintos
- City of Walnut Park and Recreation Commissioner: Ernie Quejado
- Friends of the Diamond Bar Library: current president Ruth Low, former president: Rosette Clippinger, Rick Rogers, Marsha Hawkins, Betts Griffone, Kathleen Newe.
- Mt. San Antonio College Foundation President: Mike Shay
- San Gabriel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce immediate past president, Ben Su
- Diamond Bar High School Brahma Foundation: former presidents: Susie Vernon, Edwin Kwong
- Diamond Bar Chinese American Association: current president Tony Tai, former presidents: Song Guo, Steven Wang, Kathy Chen, Therina Lin, Ellen Ku, Alan Hsueh, Wen Chang.
- Diamond Bar Evergreen Club (senior): Chairman Wu-Hsiang Shih and President Steven Huang
- Chinese American Association of Walnut: current president Ivy Kuan, former president: Alice Lo, Henry Huang
- DB High School Chinese American Parents: Dr. Joe Cheng, Jennifer Lin, Liz Huang, Nelson Huang, Scarlett Kwong, and Annie Ko.
- WVUSD Educational Foundation members: Clark Rucker, Joyce Tsai, Cecilia Yeh
- Walnut High School Chinese American Parents: Michelle Tam, Betty Tang
- Chaparral Middle School Chinese American Parents: Mingli Chang, Deborah Lin and Chelsea Lee
- Former South Bay Chinese School Board Chair and Principal James Lin
- Joint Alumni Association of Taiwan Teachers College President Jennifer Fan
- United Abacus Arithmetic Association President: Carolyn An
- Shandong Association of Southern California President Joey Yu