Fighting for Westside Students & Working Families

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Why He's Running

As a Marauder, Christon-Pope has witnessed what happens to students when they don’t have leaders who embody the same traits they want students to have such as integrity, honesty, grit, and compassion. Years of countless scandals at AVC, have led to low graduation rates, low enrollment rates, rising tuition costs, and a surge of crime on campus. Students need to be safe on campus and have leaders who work hard to see the students they represent succeed. They need representatives accountable to the public for the policies they enact and how their hard-earned taxpayer dollars are spent. We need someone who will lead with these qualities and more which is why Commissioner Giovanni Christon-Pope is running to represent Westside students and working families as their representative on the Antelope Valley College Board of Trustees.
Endorsed by 
the Bipartisan Leaders & 
Organizations that work for us
Board of Equalization Chair
Malia Cohen
California Superintendent of Public Instruction
Tony Thurmond
Antelope Valley College Federation of Teachers
California State Treasurer
Fiona Ma
Christy Smith
City of Lancaster
Councilman Darrell Dorris
City of Palmdale
Councilwoman Laura Bettencourt
Palmdale School Board President
Simone Zulu
Keppel Union School Board President
Waunette Cullors
Chris Holden
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What the heck is the Railroad Commission?!

  • The Texas Railroad Commission oversees the Texas oil and gas industry. This includes everything from providing permits for and inspecting new wells to pipeline construction, as well as plugging older wells and overseeing coal and uranium mining.
  • The Texas Railroad Commission played a major role in the February 2021 grid failure. The Commission failed to enforce weatherization requirements on the industry, which led to the grid failing. Then, during the storm, the Commission was central in making billions for oil and gas executives and making Texans foot the bill.
  • The Texas Railroad Commission DOES NOT oversee the railroads, but it used to. The Commission was established in 1891 to prevent railroad monopolies. When oil and gas got big in Texas, it was given responsibility to do the same thing in that industry.
  • The Commission is governed by three elected Commissioners who serve in staggered 6-year terms (much like the Senate). One Commissioner is elected every 2 years. There are no limits on the number of subsequent terms a Commissioner can serve.
  • The Commission has relatively lax conflict of interest policies. The majority of campaign contributions to the current Commissioners have come from the industry and all three Commissioners are partial owners in the companies they are supposed to be regulating.

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On The Issues

Our District

Westside AV Neighborhoods of:
  • West Lancaster
  • West Palmdale
  • Quartz Hill
BLVD Cultural District and East Kern County Neighborhoods of:
  • Rosamond & Edwards Air Force Base
  • Mojave
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