Alicia Mignano 

Alicia Mignano, smiling while wearing a black shirt, sits in front of flowers planted at the Pico branch of the Santa Monica Public Library system.

I am a parent of a second grade student at Edison, business owner, and renter in the Pico neighborhood of Santa Monica.

I am running to be the next board member of the Santa Monica–Malibu Unified School District.


More About Me

Why I’m a school board Candidate

I’m running for School Board to offer a fresh perspective, as both a parent of a student attending an SMMUSD elementary school, and as a former “at risk” and English learner student who attended public schools.

I am proud to be a part of the SMMUSD community, and dedicate my time to ensure that all students receive an excellent public education. I have a proven track record of hard work and dedication directed towards improving SMMUSD’s student outcome and experience.

I am a strong advocate for our students and a committed parent volunteer. I decided to run for School Board to continue my efforts to support all students at the district level, and to help facilitate constructive change.  

If elected as a School Board Member, I will continue to advocate for:

  • Increased parent engagement and communication
  • Spending focused on students, especially to address learning loss, mental health and the achievement gap
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion in our schools
  • Smaller class sizes and teacher/staff retention
  • Safe, secure and sustainable schools

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Endorsements from Current and Former Elected Officials

All titles listed are for identification purposes only


Tony Vazquez

State Board of Equalization

Ben Allen

State Senator, District 26

Richard Bloom

State Assembly Member

Ted Winterer

Former Mayor of Santa Monica

Kristin McCowan

Mayor Pro Tem, City Council Member

Gleam Davis

City Council Member

Lana Negrete

City Council Member

Dr. Margaret Quiñones-Perez

Santa Monica Community College Trustee

Barry Snell

Santa Monica Community College Trustee

Tom Peters

Santa Monica Community College Trustee Candidate

Maria Leon-Vazquez

Current SMMUSD President

Laurie Lieberman

SMMUSD Board Member

Jennifer Smith

SMMUSD Board Member

Dr. Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein

SMMUSD Board Vice President

Patricia Hoffman

Former SMMUSD Board Member and President

Ralph Mechur

Former SMMUSD Board Member

Natalia Zernitskaya

Santa Monica Resident and City Council Candidate


Endorsements from SMMUSD Parents and Residents

All titles listed are for identification purposes only

Andrea Alpert

 SMMUSD Parent

Costa Bargeliotes

LAUSD Retired Teacher & SMMUSD Parent

Danielle Borgia


Tashia Buccioni


Robert Cadena

Will Rogers/ JAMS/ Samohi Parent

Albert Decall

Edison Parent

Elizabeth DOAN

Will Rogers Parent

Mark Faries MD


Laura Garcia

Franklin / Lincoln Parent

Julie Ginsberg

Lincoln/Samohi Parent

Melissa Goodman

McKinley Parent

Chris Harding

Santa Monica Resident

Jason Islas

Pico Neighborhood Resident & SMMUSD Alumnus

Lisa Kim

Franklin Parent

Hugo Lopez

Grant Elementary Parent

Payal Maniar

Lincoln Parent

DeAnne Ozaki

Franklin/Samohi Parent

JoAnna Provencher

Roosevelt Parent

Claudia Seizer


Heidi Vega Aimonetti

Edison and JAMS Parent

Paola Armas

Grant/ JAMS Parent

Kimberly Spangler Bartholomew

Edison Parent

Maria Becerra

Grant Elementary Parent

Patti Braun

Arts and Education Advocate

Michelle Crandlemire

Grant Elementary Parent

Mariana Diaz

Edison Parent

Nicole Faries

Education Advocate & SMMUSD Parent

Alana Fineo

Will Rogers Parent

Perla Garcia


Jenn Glazer

Lincoln Parent

Rosario Guzman

Community Leader

Laura Hernandez

Community Leader & SMMUSD Parent

Hans Kim


Laura Lieb

Lincoln Parent

Cynthia Maloney

Roosevelt Elementary Parent

Diana Maruri

Muir Parent 

Jeyrica Porras

Edison Parent

Katty Rakfeldt

Samohi Parent

Sarah Starks

Will Rogers/JAMS/Samohi Parent

Angel Villasenor

Pico Neighborhood and SMMUSD Alumnus

Community Endorsements


logo for Community for Excellent Public Schools, showing two school children using books as stair steps on their journey to better education Community for Excellent Public Schools (CEPS)
Los Angeles County Democratic Party Los Angeles County Democratic Party
Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIOLos Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council
National Women's Political Caucus Los Angeles Westside NWPC LA Westside
Santa Monica Democratic Club Santa monica Democratic Club
Santa Monicans for Renters Rights (SMRR) Santa monica For Renters Rights
Santa monica Forward
Santa monica-Malibu Classroom Teachers Association Santa monica-Malibu Classroom Teachers Association
logo for SEIU Local 99, "Education Workers United," with a puple font on a white background, with a yellow accent color Seiu Local 99
unite Here Local 11

In the News

SMMUSD School Board candidate Alicia Mignano is officially on the November 2022 ballot.

Read more about it here.



An SMDP article about the first candidates to qualify for the election lists Alicia Mignano among the first to get their names on the November 2022 election