Four UCLA Luskin School alumni are running for office in the upcoming Nov. 6 election.
Public policy graduates Rusty Bailey (1999), Mike Stajura (2005) and Manan Trivedi (2007) and urban planning grad Raul Bocanegra (1997) are all involved in election campaigns as the election date nears.
Bailey is running for Mayor in Riverside, Calif. which is his home city. Bailey, whose website is available here, works as a teacher at Riverside Poly High and served in the Army.
Stajura is running for a seat on the Westwood Neighborhood Council and is currently working towards his Ph.D. after earning his MPP. Stajura recently did a Q & A with The Patch about his plans if he is elected to the 19-seat council.
Trivedi was named the Luskin School's Alumnus of the Year in 2010 and is running for a Congressional seat to represent the 6th District in Pennsylvania, which is where he's from. Trivedi had already worked as a physician before arriving at UCLA and had served in the Navy as well. His battalion was one of the first U.S. ground forces in Iraq. Visit Trivedi's website and connect with his campaign here.
Bocanegra is running for California State Assembly to represent the 39th District and has been endorsed by state senator Alex Padilla, LA City Controller Wendy Greuel and the LA Daily News, amongst others. See Bocanegra's website and follow his campaign here.