Centralia Elementary School Board Vice President Connor Traut Endorses Phil Janowicz for Congress
Buena Park, CA The Phil Janowicz for Congress campaign today announced a huge endorsement from Centralia Elementary School Board Vice President Connor Traut.
In endorsing Phil Janowicz, Vice President Traut released the following statement:
“I’m very proud to endorse Phil Janowicz for Congress. I know that he will fight everyday on behalf of the students and families in our district. He’ll work to bring new investments to our neighborhood schools, make access to higher education more affordable and ensure every child has an opportunity to succeed. His pioneering online programs and his innovative teaching methods make him the right candidate to bring fresh leadership to Washington. His hard work and dedication to our community also make him the best choice to take on Ed Royce in 2018.”
First elected in 2014, Vice President Traut has been a leader on issues in the community, including better protections for undocumented students, developing summer food service programs, expanding early childhood education, and implementing local hire agreements that bring jobs to our communities.
CA-39 has been recognized nationally as a top pickup opportunity for Democrats in 2018. Hillary Clinton won the district with a majority of the vote by 8.6 points. The Republican registration advantage has shrunk dramatically since the district was drawn in 2011 and is now under 2 points. The Nationally respected Cook Political Report moved this District away from the “Likely Republican” column and notes a “political outsider” is ideal to take on
Phil Janowicz is President and CEO of Quill & Abacus, an education consulting firm focused on narrowing the opportunity gap for first-generation and low-income students. He formerly taught chemistry at CSUF. There, he founded the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program for Chemistry, which provides extra instruction, mentoring, and support for students. Phil lives in Buena Park with his wife, Angela, a native of Rowland Heights and an English Teacher at Fullerton College. They have two dogs, Molly and Jasmine, and a cat named Arya.