California’s 23rd Senate seat is an open seat for 2020 next year as republican State Senator Mike Morrell plans to retire at the end of his term. Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh of Yucaipa Calimesa Joint Unified School District Board of Education is one of several to begin campaiging for the seat.
The 23rd covers all or parts of Banning, Beaumont, Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, Cedar Glen, Calimesa, Cherry Valley, Crestline, Homeland, Hemet, Highland, Lake Arrowhead, Loma Linda, Menifee, Mentone, Nuevo, Phelan, Pinion Hills, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, San Bernardino, San Jacinto, Wrightwood and Yucaipa.
Bogh, who is a daughter of immigrants was born in California and was in and out of the state living in Mexico, Hawaii and Florida throughout her childhood. She then moved back to Southern California in the summer of 1990; she went to San Bernardino High school where she met her husband Greg Bogh. After graduating high school in 1991 Bogh attended and graduated at the University of California Santa Barbara. In the late ‘90s she attended Cal State San Bernardino where she obtained her teaching credentials through the “emergency credentials program” when she became pregnant with the first of her three children. Bogh then worked at Riley Elementary School in San Bernardino as an English language teacher for learners (English as a second language).
During that time Bogh “very passionate about education”; she said “As a teacher, I witnessed the immense potential in English language learners... If we provide them with the right support, they will thrive as they fulfill their potential within the American Dream.”
She has served on the Yucaipa Calimesa Joint Unified School District School Board for just over a year. Bogh used to work as a field representative for Californian Assemblyman Chad Mayes. Bogh currently works as a realtor, a job that she has done for the past 16 years in addition to having served on the Yucaipa Chamber of Commerce board for 4 years.
Regarding admissions into college Bogh says students “should be admitted based on their merits” and “look at the whole young adult.”
Bogh also doesn’t believe “lowering” educational “standards is beneficial to our society or our communities,” and that “lowering are expectations and lowering our standards is deceitful and detrimental to our society as a whole.” She also says “we need to have high expectations and high performing standards and expect high standards from all our students.”
Bogh believes it “is our responsibility (as parents) we create an environment where our children can thrive and fulfill their potential.”
Bogh says her campaign is “about teamwork” and that she “has a hard time saying I.” She says, “she wants people who are competent, kind and respectful.” Bogh also says she wants people who work with her “to be respectful and civil in their endeavors.”
Bogh wants to bring a certain degree of civility back up to Sacramento; she says “has to emanate what (she) expects from others,” and “have to act in a manner that is stately."
Bogh wants to “help inspire our youth” and “model it” based on her leadership.
Other issues that are among Bogh’s top priorities are transportation, lower taxes and affordable home prices.
For more information on Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh campaign go to ochoaboghforsenate.com.