Hector Bustos

Santa Ana Unified School District Board of Trustees, Area 5


Hector will be the first out LGBTQ person elected in the city of Santa Ana!


Hector Bustos was born and raised in the city of Santa Ana. He was raised by a working-class, single mom who migrated to the United States from Jalisco, Mexico nearly 45 years ago. Hector is running for School Board because he believes students in the Santa Ana Unified School District deserve access to a high-quality education and a safe learning environment. Hector believes schools play a critical role in the wellness of our community. When our schools thrive, our entire community thrives. Hector was born and raised in Santa Ana and has lived in Area 5 his entire life. He is a proud product of the Santa Ana Unified School District and attended local public schools. After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Politics from the University of San Francisco, Hector moved back home to work directly with Santa Ana youth.

Hector believes in the power of education, and its ability to transform the lives of our students the same way it transformed his. As someone who graduated from SAUSD schools in the past decade, he understands the issues facing SAUSD students, teachers, and parents. As a School Board Member, Hector will prioritize creating safe schools, expanding mental health services, investing in workplace experience, empowering student and parent voices, and nurturing a transparent budget process.

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