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Sally Havice Takes on Corruption in Campaign for State Senate

Former State Assemblywoman Sally Havice is a candidate for State Senate in June.

Former State Assemblywoman Sally Havice is a candidate for State Senate in June.

By Tammye McDuff

Sally Morales Havice has lived her entire life in southeast Los Angeles. She was born in Los Angeles. Throughout her career as a college professor, school board member and State Assemblywoman, Sally has always dedicated herself to improving the quality of life of the constituents she represents, improving the business climate, and helping to provide an education to her students. In 1989, Havice ran for and was elected a seat on the ABC Unified School District Board of Education, where she served until her election in 1996 to the California State Assembly. Havice was overwhelmingly re-elected to the Legislature in 1998 and 2000. After being termed out of the state legislature, she returned to her profession as a teacher at Cerritos College.

Havice is a force to be reckoned with; she states “I began my campaign to do battle against corruption. Since then, more scandals in Sacramento have come to light: Calderon, Wright, and Yee to name a few on what seems to be an ever growing list.” One of Havice favorite quotes is by Edmund Burke: “For evil to thrive it takes only good men to do nothing.” Havice agrees with this and has adopted her campaign slogan as “The only thing worse than corruption is ignoring it.”

Hews Media Group [HMG]: Who is Sally Morales Havice?
Sally Havice [SH]: I am a proud mother of three sons and a grandmother of 12. For 30 years I have taught English composition and literature as well as speech communication; served as Interim Dean of Liberal Arts and as the Community Liaison for the Cultural Performing Arts and acted as President of the Cerritos College Faculty Association. I have been a member of the Faculty Senate and honored by being elected Outstanding Faculty Senator. Currently, I serve as the campus representative to the California Community College Association (CCA-CTA), member of the Cerritos College Federation of Teachers (CCFT), and the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC). I have committed my life to education.

[HMG]: What is your personal philosophy?
[SH]: I have a philosophy that doesn’t seem t o generate a lot of enthusiasm in interviews I have given of late, with various organizations. My philosophy is everything begins and ends with education. Everything revolves around this.

[HMG]: If elected what solutions will you offer to connect education; retraining and readiness to correct the unemployment crisis?
[SH]: As you know, California has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country and much needs to be done to restore our golden state to its previous prominence in education, business and industry. Our children, our families and our neighborhoods need to be kept safe by reliable well-trained public safety professionals including law enforcement and firefighters, and we must be sure that our money is directed to provide the possible equipment they need to keep us safe and come to our aid. Our schools need to provide clear pathways and readiness to colleges and universities.
[HMG]: Why did you decide to throw your hat into the race for 32nd district?
[SH]: I was kind of ‘sniffing’ around for awhile. I was unhappy with the corruptness that has been going on and who we had running. When I began to have all the issues of dishonesty, and to see someone be so neglectful of the office they had been supposedly voted into, was horrifying. Important significant legislation has been ignored. It is time for a woman to come in and take charge.

[HMG]: What are your primary concerns?
[SH]: The reason why we have a two year cycle is for the first year you write the legislation and the second year you have oversight hearings. But this is not being done. Sacramento just keeps passing laws without follow-up or follow through. I have an issue with passing a bill just because someone somewhere has a problem. I want to see that all this ‘gifting’ is banned. And if a legislator runs a bill, I want to introduce a list of all the special interests groups that have supported them.

Havice has authored legislation to:

Establish California’s landmark anti-bully law, the Community -School Based Safety and Mentoring Program for school campuses.
Enhance child privacy laws
Create the Rivers and Mountain Conservancy for the San Gabriel Valley and southeast Los Angeles County cities (over 50 cities and public agencies) to bring state funding for more parks and open space for the area residents
Eliminate the high cost of flood insurance by providing flood protection for the cities along the San Gabriel, Los Angeles Rivers and their tributaries
Provide funding access for the preservation and restoration of wildlife natural habitat.
Encourage the improvement of the business climate.
Provide funding for teacher preparation programs for students interested in teaching.


  • McMahon says:

    Sally Morales Havice for Senate:

    Majority of Dairy Valley Demo voters including myself, support Sally Havice. Personally have endorsed Sally Havice on all her political Endeavors.

    She has a proven Sterling Silver track record. Majority of her life resided & been employed in greater Dairy Valley region. None of the other candidates running for this elected office has local, hands-on experience compared to Sally, plus born in Heartland of America-USA; not imported from abroad. Sally has been a stand alone mom, has not prostituted herself in/ out of celebrity marriages, compared to many others in Sacramento.

    California dropped in ranking to 49th in the nation, for educational standards. Sally has successfully raised the bar @ ABC School District / Cerritos College School District to the highest standards, as this is one of her accomplishments as ABC Trustee. She fights for the students, and it’s very youthful spirited person.

    Examine her family history:
    1. One son is a west coast awarded Doctor MD, so will work close with Obamacare..
    2. Another son is a top ranking La Palma Police Director, so Sally knows the ins/outs and how to keep a lid on crime and keep our neighborhoods safe.
    3. Her other son is a wizard in the IT industry, so Sally will bring both the IT/ .com businesses into our vacant industrial parks to increase future employment.
    4. Sally inherited her moms genes, her mom lived till almost 100YO! Her father was union worker, so will work diligently for unions status.

    Our district in the past has lost way too many jobs:
    • Boeing,
    • Northrup,
    • Hughes;
    • General Motors,
    • Ford,
    • TRW and many other industries.
    Sally will fight hard to get job growth and manufacturing back into our area. Sally will make former Dairy Valley the new Irvine, as once we were neck to neck w/ Irvine.

    Additionally, Sally has been Realtor and worked in the Insurance industry, so will keep a watchful financial eye on the shenanigans of Mortgage Lords and Bad Faith Scams of our Insurance Industry.

    Sally will hit Sacramento Road Maps with open arms, she’s been a Trooper for both our school district, plus been a former state legislation diamond career. Other candidates running for the same position, are using their jobs franchise as a branding tool, their relationships w/ clergy or buying votes with dirty laundered hush hush money.

    Sally stands alone, as she not only been in Sacramento and will continue to fight for us, and has earned the highest level of achievement in the education of LA County.

    Please vote in the June election, Sally M. Havice for Senate Democratic seat. We need to keep the Democrats in Sacramento, in the November 2014 election, so Governor Brown/ Mayor Garcetti can work on getting California out of the recession and into black ink again.

    This is my home native state, we deserve the best, join me in voting for the #1 candidate, Sally Morales Havice for Senate, Local Cerritos Resident, who knows the state.

    40 Yr Resident of Dairy Valley.