Chris Cruz-Boone will officially announce her candidacy and platform for the Bakersfield City School District area three trustee seat at 1:30 p.m. Monday on a Zoom meeting.

Cruz-Boone is a Bakersfield native and educator who's long been a leader in her community and church, according to a news release. She's served as parliamentarian for the Downtown Elementary Parent Teacher Association, and over the last decade has worked on several state and federal education committees.

As a professor of communication at Bakersfield College, Cruz-Boone believes that public education provides hope and her platform includes advocating for social justice, arts and higher education.

To learn more about Cruz-Boone and her vision, visit

To register for the Zoom meeting, visit

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Social justice=“you’re a victim” scam.


We really need to get new blood and thinkers on the school boards. And by new I mean non-educators, less pro teacher, and more parents. I would like to do so, but at my age it is often difficult to even get out of the house.

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