Juan Pablo Alban announced his candidacy for the District 7 seat of retiring Scott Phelps in the November 8 general election.
By News Desk
Alban came to the United States at age 9 with his mother and brother, attended high school in Houston, graduated from Dartmouth College with honors and earned a law degree from Harvard in 2001.
The parent of a student at Blair High School, Alban currently serves as School Site Council Vice Chair. He has set forth a 6-point plan for PUSD, including improving independent oversight, increasing and sustaining enrollment in PUSD schools, establishing a “growth mindset” culture, ensuring best use of PUSD unused properties, and promoting joint school district lobbying effort in Sacramento to increase and stabilize education funding.
In a statement to Colorado Boulevard, Alban said:
Public schools gave me a great opportunity in life as a young immigrant. Today I look forward to using my 21 years of legal experience in the finance and clean energy industries to help the Pasadena Unified Board create great opportunities for all students. I will engage our entire community to spread the message of our public schools’ great promise, so that together we can make them even stronger.
Alban and his wife, Courtney Stuart-Alban, practice law and live in Pasadena. In addition to a son in 10th grade at Blair, they have a daughter in 7th grade at Westridge in Pasadena. The domain name jp4PUSD.com was registered on July 8, 2022, nine days prior to his announcement. Juan Pablo Alban joins Yarma Velazquez in running for the Dist. 7 seat. Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
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