BELLFLOWER PARENT ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR BELLFLOWER UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD
BELLFLOWER, CA – Brad Crihfield, parent and Lakewood Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman, announced he is running for one of the two open seats on Bellflower Unified School District Board. Crihfield, a parent of two school-aged children, said he was inspired to pursue the vacancy when long-standing challenges in the district became more pronounced during the COVID-related school closures this past spring. “I’m not only a parent, but I’m also a classified employee in education. I’ve been a local business owner and a volunteer. All those types of community involvement have enabled me to have a multifaceted perspective and skill set that can provide the leadership necessary for greater transparency, accountability and engagement,”Crihfield said. Crihfield is an Educational Media Producer for Long Beach City College and, until COVID forced its closure in March, he also owned and operated The Sweat Shop Gym in Lakewood for nearly a decade. Area residents may also recognize him from his volunteer work with Ronald McDonald House Charities, a cause dear to his heart following his daughter’s struggle to combat cancer as an infant. Crihfield’s announcement comes with strong support from many elected officials in the area. Crihfield has been endorsed by both Bellflower employee unions, Bellflower Mayor Juan Garza and Lakewood Mayor Todd Rogers, as well as multiple Bellflower, Cerritos and Lakewood Councilmembers, Bellflower Unified School Board Members Debbie Cuadros and Richard Downing, and Cerritos College Board President Marisa Perez. Bellflower Unified serves around 11,000 students in the cities of Bellflower, Cerritos and Lakewood. To learn more about Brad Crihfield visit www.VoteBrad2020.com.