Turkish Americans in Southern California can help elect Leah Ersoylu, spouse of Sarp Ersoylu, to the nonpartisan position of trustee of the Newport Mesa United School District, Area 1 in Orange County, California. The election is November 3.

Leah is an engaged parent and educator who will bring her business and civic experience to make necessary changes of reform from the ground up! Please check out her Facebook page to grasp her leadership abilities. Leah is also an active member of the Turkish American community.

As the most qualified candidate running, Leah has received numerous endorsements, including her local teacher’s union (NMFT), the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC), and various local and civic leaders. Congressmen Lou Correa, CA-46th, and Harley Rouda, CA-48th, have also endorsed her.

The Ersoylu campaign has achieved 60% of its fundraising goal.

We, as members of the Turkish American community, can help her to go over the top.

To contribute, please go to https://www.leah4newportmesa.com/

Leah resides in Costa Mesa, CA, with her husband and their daughter. She is president of Ersoylu Consulting that provides evaluation, technical support, and research services and has authored academic publications on philanthropy, community engagement, policy, and metrics. Leah has taught university courses on public policy, government, and nonprofit management. She holds a B.S. in Resource Economics from the University of New Hampshire and a Ph.D. in Political Science, with a focus on public policy, from the University of California, Irvine. Leah served on the Costa Mesa Park & Recreation Commission, as well as the town’s Public Services & Housing and Bikeability & Walkability Committees and various community volunteer positions.

We need members of the Turkish American community to serve on school boards, so we hope you will join us in supporting Leah.


Maria Cakiraga
TC-CAL PAC, Treasurer

Yelda Bartlett
TC-CAL PAC’s Northern CA Rep.

Dr. Ayca Altintig
Turkish Women’s Initiative, Member

Burcu Tansu
ATAA Western Region, VP