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First Name*
Last Name*

Email*
Phone*

Address*
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I support Benjamin Yu for School Trustee. I will help by:
Use my name for an endorsement

Contact voters via Facebook & Twitter

Host a "meet and greet" reception at my home

Display a sign in my front yard

Walk precincts or my neighborhood

Telephone voters from home

Deliver yard signs to supporters


As a young man in high school, Ben Yu understood the meaning of hard work. Growing up in a humble neighborhood, Ben pitched in to help the family working as a trash collector and moonlighting as a convenience clerk.

Following high school, he would realize his young adult dream of working on Wall Street while attending college fulltime at night.

When terrorists attacked the Twin Towers on 9/11, Ben enlisted in the United States Army, looking to defend the country he loves. Ben sustained multiple injuries in the line of duty during his service and was forced to return to civilian life. Ben is currently a member of the Disabled American Veterans and once was his chapter’s legislator.

During college, Ben met the love of his life, Min. They would later marry and eventually settle here in Orange County to raise their family. Ben and Min run a small family-owned business here in Lake Forest. Ben currently represents Lake Forest residents on the Traffic and Parking Commission. He also serves as treasurer of the Baker Ranch Community Association.

Ben loves his hometown of Lake Forest, and like after 9/11, is always looking for a way to serve his neighbors and community.


Fiscal Accountability
As an Independent small business owner, I know that if I don’t rein in costs and spend my money responsibly, I will lose my business. We need to start treating schools like a business. Investing in programs that work and ensuring the fundamentals are covered. While government boards tend to run inefficiently, it does not have to be that way. I will apply the same principles to the Saddleback Valley Unified School District that I do to my business and household budget.

Invest in STEM Educational Programs
It is imperative students are prepared to compete in a world that relies on science and engineering. With the rise of automation and our country’s reliance on technology, these disciplines must be foundational to students that want to find work success following high school or college. As a strong supporter of STEM, I will work with faculty and staff to enrich SVUSD students through STEM.

Low student-to-teacher ratio
Our students, especially in the primary years, need the attention and care that builds a strong educational foundation. Our teachers also need time to cater to students who need more consideration, while ensuring the remaining students get the quality instruction they deserve. We need to ensure we are not overwhelming our teachers with oversized classes while giving students the best educational opportunity possible.

Get our kids back in class
While California has seen a spike in Covid-19 cases, Orange County has taken a measured approach that has kept our cases, hospitalizations and mortality rates comparatively lower than other counties. It is time to get our kids back to school. We need to work with County Supervisors, Public Health Officials and The Governor, to make the case that distance learning while need last spring, is not a long-term solution.

Give students and parents choices
Many students will opt not to go to college and go directly from high school to their chosen careers. We need to create vocational education programs that prepare those looking to a post-high school career. We live in a fast-changing world where expertise in mechanics, programming and basic engineering are in high demand. This allows many young adults to find a good-paying fulfilling career without college. Let’s give students the education they need to enter the workforce and be successful.

Meet Ben

As a young man in high school, Ben Yu understood the meaning of hard work. Growing up in a humble neighborhood, Ben pitched in to help the family working as a trash collector and moonlighting as a convenience clerk.

Following high school, he would realize his young adult dream of working on Wall Street while attending college fulltime at night.

When terrorists attacked the Twin Towers on 9/11, Ben enlisted in the United States Army, looking to defend the country he loves. Ben sustained multiple injuries in the line of duty during his service and was forced to return to civilian life. Ben is currently a member of the Disabled American Veterans and once was his chapter’s legislator.

During college, Ben met the love of his life, Min. They would later marry and eventually settle here in Orange County to raise their family. Ben and Min run a small family-owned business here in Lake Forest. Ben currently represents Lake Forest residents on the Traffic and Parking Commission. He also serves as treasurer of the Baker Ranch Community Association.

Ben loves his hometown of Lake Forest, and like after 9/11, is always looking for a way to serve his neighbors and community.

On the Issues

Fiscal Accountability
As an Independent small business owner, I know that if I don’t rein in costs and spend my money responsibly, I will lose my business. We need to start treating schools like a business. Investing in programs that work and ensuring the fundamentals are covered. While government boards tend to run inefficiently, it does not have to be that way. I will apply the same principles to the Saddleback Valley Unified School District that I do to my business and household budget.

Invest in STEM Educational Programs
It is imperative students are prepared to compete in a world that relies on science and engineering. With the rise of automation and our country’s reliance on technology, these disciplines must be foundational to students that want to find work success following high school or college. As a strong supporter of STEM, I will work with faculty and staff to enrich SVUSD students through STEM.

Low student-to-teacher ratio
Our students, especially in the primary years, need the attention and care that builds a strong educational foundation. Our teachers also need time to cater to students who need more consideration, while ensuring the remaining students get the quality instruction they deserve. We need to ensure we are not overwhelming our teachers with oversized classes while giving students the best educational opportunity possible.

Get our kids back in class
While California has seen a spike in Covid-19 cases, Orange County has taken a measured approach that has kept our cases, hospitalizations and mortality rates comparatively lower than other counties. It is time to get our kids back to school. We need to work with County Supervisors, Public Health Officials and The Governor, to make the case that distance learning while need last spring, is not a long-term solution.

Give students and parents choices
Many students will opt not to go to college and go directly from high school to their chosen careers. We need to create vocational education programs that prepare those looking to a post-high school career. We live in a fast-changing world where expertise in mechanics, programming and basic engineering are in high demand. This allows many young adults to find a good-paying fulfilling career without college. Let’s give students the education they need to enter the workforce and be successful.

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Yu for Saddleback Valley USD 2020