Scott J. Svonkin was elected in May 2011 to the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District after serving on the San Gabriel Unified School District Board. Scott was elected unanimously as President of the Board of Trustees in July 2014.
His career focus has been in public service, particularly on education and non-profits, and as a businessman and experienced community activist.
He served as a member of Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley’s staff, and worked as Senior Advisor to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Trustee Svonkin has also served as Chief of Staff for State Assemblyman Paul Koretz and was a Deputy Councilman for West Hollywood.
As a chief of staff, Scott was involved in key legislative projects such as: an aggressive anti-crime program focused on getting guns off the streets, the protection of children from tobacco and its advertising arms, and support for public education and working families.
A native of Los Angeles County, Scott attended public schools and served two terms as the Student Member of the Pasadena City College Board of Trustees. He went on to receive his B.A. from California State University, Northridge.