Candidates with Ties to the Turkish American Community

Leah Ersoylu

Leah Ersoylu, the spouse of Turkish American Sarp Ersoylu, is running for the nonpartisan position of trustee of the Newport Mesa United School District in Orange County, California. The election is November 3.

Ersoylu 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. She 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. Ersoylu serves on the Costa Mesa Park & Recreation Commission. She has previously served on the town’s Public Services & Housing and Bikeability & Walkability Committees in addition to being a board director of St. Joseph Health Community Partnership Fund.

Ersoylu has been an active member of the Turkish American community.

Leah Ersoylu: www.leah4newportmesa.com