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Torlakson to teach college class on politics

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Monday, October 8th, 2007 at 5:17 pm in California Legislature.

Sen. Tom Torlakson, D-Antioch, is teaching a college class on politics starting Tuesday night.

The six-week course at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg (click here for details) features everything from the senator’s story as a policymaker to how policy becomes law to a discussion of the major players in Sacramento and the role of money.

It’s part of the college’s “Wild Wild West: Governance & Innovation in California” lecture series.

A spot at the head of the classroom, of course, takes Torlakson back to his roots. He got his start as a high school teacher in Antioch before he was afflicted with the political bug and ran first for local office, then the Board of Supervisors followed by the state Assembly and Senate.

His return to the classroom is also a sign of the future: In 2010, he plans to run for state superintendent of schools.

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  • Nichol Veles

    I think the class is great. I am a registered student in his class and I believe I will obtain important knowledge and hope he continues in teaching higher education.

  • Nichol Veles

    I think the class is great. I am a registered student in his class and I believe I will obtain important knowledge and hope he continues in teaching higher education.

  • Lisa Vorderbrueggen

    In my experience, Sen. Torlakson is an engaging and interesting speaker. I wish I had time to sign up for his class! Good luck and keep me posted on how the course goes for you.

    Lisa v.