My name is Christian Gadbois, and I am a long-time resident of Saugus, having lived, worked and played here since 1976. I was blessed to go through the education system in the Santa Clarita Valley, attending Highlands Elementary, Arroyo Seco, and Saugus High.

Immediately after graduation, I entered the U.S. Army, which was the start to over 30 years in Public Service, which includes Firefighter/Paramedic, SWAT TEAM Paramedic, Disaster Response Team Leader for US Public Health, FEMA and Homeland Security and now currently working as an Air Rescue and Firefighting Helicopter Pilot.

Public Service, and the growth and development of youth have always held a special place for me. I am the founder of two non-profits focused on the health and welfare of kids, which are “Safe and Healthy Kids Coalition” and “Legends BMX,” and most recently served as a coach for TEAM USA in Belgium at the BMX World Championships.

I am running for the Area 3 Trustee Position on the Saugus Union School District Board for one simple reason, I am a parent and want and expect better for my children and my fellow neighbors’ children in this community.

Being the parent of two children in the SUSD, I have witnessed firsthand the decline of one of the most revered and distinguished school districts in the Los Angeles County.

Our Children deserve real guidance, an age appropriate curriculum, science based reading and literacy programs, and someone who will take proactive steps to ensure our kids have safe, secure and fun schools to learn in.

I am asking for your vote on November 3rd for Area 3 Trustee on the Saugus Union School District education Board. Our Kids deserve better!