CULVER CITY, CA –Stephanie Loredo, an advocate for education, sustainability, and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), announced her election to the Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD) Governing Board. Stephanie received enough votes to secure one of three open seats in this year’s Culver City school board election.

She is the first woman of Filipino descent elected to public office in Culver City and the first Filipinx American elected to any school board in Los Angeles County outside of ABC Unified School District. 

Stephanie’s historic campaign began with a vision of a culture of care that empowers students, faculty, staff, and families to thrive in public schools. On the school board, she will focus on collaborating with Culver City stakeholders to strengthen this culture through the pillars of achievement, belonging and community. Stephanie’s four-year term begins at the next Culver City school board meeting in December 2022. Community members can reach out to Stephanie for questions, feedback and comments through 

“Our campaign was fueled by individuals who coalesced around the goal of building a nurturing environment for all students and staff. I have immense appreciation and love for the volunteers, supporters, endorsers, contributors and voters who opened the door for me to be elected as a Culver City Unified School District Board Member,” said Stephanie Loredo. “I stand on the shoulders of those who came before me, and I look forward to serving the community to drive policies that empower stakeholders in our schools.”

Stephanie’s campaign received key contributions and guidance from community members locally and across the U.S. who volunteered professional-grade expertise in campaign management, marketing, finance, data analysis, web design, graphic design, and photography. Dozens of individuals provided hours of work to help the campaign through canvassing, phone banking, and event hosting. The team that assembled around Stephanie was forged through relationships she built from her volunteer and advocacy efforts for students and the community in Culver City. 

Stephanie was a member of the CCUSD Local Control Accountability Plan Partner Advisory Council. She was part of the CCUSD Inclusive Practices Administrative Regulations Committee and the CCUSD Equity Advisory Committee. Stephanie has been a contributor to Culver City Middle School Parent Teacher & Student Association DEI and Special Education Committees; and the CCUSD Environmental Sustainability Committee.

Throughout the campaign, Stephanie gained trust from a diverse range of organizations that aligned with her values around diversity, equity, inclusion and sustainability. Stephanie was endorsed by Asian Democrats of Los Angeles County, Culver City Democratic Club, Equality California, Friends of the Earth Action, National Women’s Political Caucus, Pilipino American Los Angeles Democrats, SEIU-UHW, Sierra Club, Stonewall Democratic Club, and Westside Young Democrats. Along with this support, Stephanie was also backed by dozens of Culver City and LA region elected officials (current and past) and community leaders. 

With the 2022 school board election scheduled to be certified on Dec. 5, new board members are scheduled to be sworn in at the Dec. 13 meeting at City Hall in Culver City. Stephanie is now focused on her responsibilities as a representative for all stakeholders in CCUSD.