"Juan Benitez will fill a void on the school board by working directly with the District 3 community; listening to the needs of students and parents. Juan will make sure teachers and parents have the resources they need to ensure student success in all of our schools."
-Virginia Torres, President, Teachers Association of Long Beach
"Juan Benitez is someone who places a high value on children and families in the Long Beach community. We know that he will provide the kind of proactive leadership that our schools need."
-Steve James, President, Long Beach Police Officers Association
"We're proud to endorse Juan because we know he will provide a level of leadership that will lift our Long Beach community and move it forward. The work that he has done as Executive Director of the Center for Community Engagement is a great example of the kind of partnerships he will foster between students, teachers, and the community at-large."
-Rex Pritchard, President, Long Beach Firefighters Association
"Juan Benitez will be a dedicated servant for Long Beach families. He is the leader we need to provide our students with a high-quality learning environment in their classrooms and school facilities. We are proud to endorse his campaign."
- Antonio Sanchez, Political Director, IBEW Local 11
"When it comes to representing and acting on the best interests of Long Beach students, parents, and teachers, Juan Benitez is someone who I have complete faith in. He will serve as an advocate for the underrepresented schools and students in Long Beach, and he will be a leader for the school district as a whole. I am proud to stand behind him."
- State Senator Ricardo Lara (District 33)