FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 9th, 2014
Contact: Eric Hogensen, 323-761-9514
Local Democratic Organizations Endorse Dr. Jose F. Moreno for Anaheim City Council
(Anaheim) – Today, the Orange County Young Democrats have announced their endorsement of Dr. Jose F. Moreno for Anaheim City Council. They join the Democratic Party of Orange County in announcing their support for Dr. Jose F. Moreno’s bid to become the next city councilmember in Anaheim.
“I am very thankful to have the endorsement of the Young Democrats as they represent the voice of the youth of our county,” Dr. Moreno said. “Young people are so critical to the future because they are the future. It is great to have them civically engaged in our local political process and through my ideas and track record of focusing on youth, families, and neighborhoods; we will continue to engage younger voters in civic and political life wherein decisions that impact them are made.”
“In our efforts to improve Anaheim and its neighborhoods, we are helping to create a strong, vibrant Anaheim for ourselves, as well as young people and our children.” Moreno stated. “We want to leave a legacy which will make them proud of our accomplishments and make it easier for them to succeed.”
Dr. Jose F. Moreno is currently the President of the Board of Education for the Anaheim City School District. He is also an Associate Professor at California State University, Long Beach, where he focuses on Latino Education and Policy Studies.
Dr. Moreno received his B.A. in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine, his Ed.M. from Harvard University, and his Ed.D. from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy.
Dr. Jose F. Moreno also sits on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Community Housing Corporation (OCCHC) which works to help extremely low-income families, with salaries under $10 an hour, gain greater self-sufficiency and lead enriched lives. He also sits on the Anaheim Police Department Chief’s Advisory Board. In 2007, he was honored as the Anaheim LULAC Citizen of the Year and recognized as one of the 100 most influential Latinos of Orange County in 2008 by Stay Connected OC-Emerging Markets Network.
A father of four beautiful girls, Dr. Moreno and his wife, Lorena Moreno, a Principal in the Long Beach Unified School District, are among the founding parents of the first Dual Language Immersion Program in Anaheim.