Jody Liss-Monteleone | Education a Passion for Smith

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Education is a lifelong passion for Assembly candidate Christy Smith. A graduate of Hart High, Christy graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She began her career of public service working in the U.S. Department of Education, and after returning home to California, was elected to the Newhall School District board in 2009. She is serving her second term.

While she has primarily worked in K-12 education, Christy also recognizes the immense value of educating our youngest learners. Studies show children who enter education programs before the age of 5 have better outcomes in life — including higher graduation rates and lower incarceration rates.

When elected to the Assembly, Christy will support greater state investment in early childhood education, which benefits not only children, but their parents, too, by providing a place for children to learn during the day while their parents earn a paycheck. Early education is a win-win, which is why business groups like the L.A. Chamber of Commerce have been actively working to promote programs like these throughout our region.

Christy Smith is the only candidate with the profound commitment to children of all ages and the experience to back it up. She deserves your vote on Nov. 6.

Jody Liss-Monteleone


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