Alton WangAlton Wang is a civil rights lawyer working to expand voting rights and fighting for fairer representation to guarantee that all Americans have equal access to their fundamental right to vote.  

Elected to the governing board of the Pasadena Area Community College District in June 2022, Alton represents Trustee Area 7, which serves the area covered by the Arcadia Unified School District, encompassing parts of the cities of Arcadia and Temple City. 

Alton is a second-generation son of immigrants educated in public schools in Arcadia. His parents are proud former students at Pasadena City College, an institution that gave them opportunities to learn English, earn credits towards a four-year college degree, and apply their learning to start small businesses that serve our neighborhoods. Their success story is the story of so many San Gabriel Valley residents who strive to achieve the California Dream — and education was their foundation. 

Currently, Alton also serves on the board of the Arcadia Parks Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting Arcadia’s recreation and parks, and has formerly served on the boards of organizations focused on professional and civic development for young leaders as well as advocating for underserved communities. 

Previously, Alton served as a policy advisor in Congress, where he worked to advance issues including expanding access to higher education, pushing for immigration reform, and addressing the healthcare needs of our communities. In another role as a community organizer, his efforts to increase civic engagement amongst underrepresented communities resulted in record voter turnout in California and across the nation. 

On the Board of Trustees, Alton has served on the Budget & Audit Committee, the Facilities Committee, and most recently served as chair of the Legislative Advocacy Committee, where he led delegations to Sacramento and Washington, D.C. to fight for policies to improve the student experience and academic opportunities at Pasadena City College.  

Alton earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Sociology from Wesleyan University. He earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law with a focus on public interest law.