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1401 W. Valencia Dr.,   Fullerton, CA 92833
Phone: (714) 447-7400 Fax: (714) 447-7414
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Leonel Talavera


First Elected: 12/15/2020
Term Date: 2021-2024


1401 W Valencia Dr. Fullerton, CA 92833
(714) 447-7410 


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Board Member Hilda Sugarman

Leonel along with his wife Emmy have called Fullerton their home since 2010. Leonel grew up in La Puente most of his life and after meeting Emmy who grew up in Orange County, they knew Fullerton was the perfect place to raise their family. They have two sons, Gavin and Joshua. Gavin is finishing up his elementary years at Golden Hill Elementary. Joshua, who is just starting off his elementary journey, is a student at Pacific Drive School enrolled in the Dual Language Academy. 

The Talavera family is passionate about baseball and the outdoors. Most time spent outside of work and school is spent on the baseball field. Leonel coaches both boys’ teams and has throughout their lives. 

During the day through his work with Habitat for Humanity OC, Leonel encourages local stakeholders to collaborate to strengthen community assets and improve quality of life. He spends most of his time in the Woodcrest and Richman Park neighborhoods. Leonel is an advocate to engage residents, nourish positive interaction, and empower the community to make sustainable changes and become resident leaders that can advocate for themselves.

Leonel Talavera proudly joins the Fullerton School District Board of Trustees effective December 15, 2020.