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The Assistant President
Proudly Representing California's Students since March 26, 2022

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Assistant President Makena R. Bactat is a native Californian and current resident of Aliso Viejo, proud to bring a diverse background of leadership experience to the Board of Governors. Having moved to the city she calls home today at age seven, Assistant President Bactat is no stranger to taking on new challenges. An Associated Student Body (ASB) leader since grade five, she went on to achieve great heights in student leadership, courageously taking on various posts with an open mind, which has in turn, taught her lessons in leadership, to push limits and explore what is outside of one's comfort zone for personal growth. She was admitted to JSerra Catholic High School in 2020, where she currently pursues academic excellence each day.


Furthermore, Assistant President Bactat serves as a Member of the Executive Board of the Orange County Student Sections since early 2022, where she made history with the most rapid ascent to the organization's highest office. Assistant President Bactat was elected Governor of the Young Leaders PAC for an unexpired vacant seat in the March 2022 Special Election. She offers herself to the calling of service every day, to the hundreds of thousands of youth who live, work, study and play in her diverse district.


On September 20, 2022, Assistant President Bactat was elected as Assistant President of the Young Leaders Political Action Committee, and Governor representing the fourth district, in the committee's inaugural by-district elections. She now remains thrilled to continue her groundbreaking leadership, working on behalf of the people, making a difference for the California she has called home for her entire life.

A Message from Governor Bactat


I’m Makena Bactat from Aliso Viejo, and I’m so happy to be representing such an amazing group of young leaders. Thank you for visiting my website portfolio and putting your trust in me to represent California students. I love serving my community, and as Governor, I can’t wait to give back to the community that has given me many opportunities to grow in character. I’ve had a lot of different leadership outlets, but I believe that this one will be the most beneficial. I believe I will learn a lot about this field of work. Again, thank you for putting your trust in me, and I will make sure to stand up for students. Please feel free to message me with any questions, and I will respond as soon as possible!

With much love,

Member of the Board of Governors

Welcome to the Fourth District Homepage

In the summer of 2022, the Board of Governors of the Young Leaders Political Action Committee announced it would begin choosing Members of the Board of Governors in by-district elections, with the President of the Board of Governors being elected at large. 

Assistant President Bactat proudly serves the approximately 850,000 high school and junior high school students in the communities of the fourth district. This district includes the entire counties of Orange, Imperial, Riverside, and San Diego.

If you are a student residing or attending school in any of the following cities, please feel free to reach out to Assistant President Bactat using the button below.

Orange County: Aliso Viejo (The Assistant President's hometown), Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, and Yorba Linda.


Imperial County: Bard, Bombay Beach, Brawley, Calexico, Calipatria, Desert Shores, El Centro, Heber, Holtville, Imperial, Niland, Ocotillo, Palo Verde, Salton City, Salton Sea Beach, Seeley, Westmorland, and Winterhaven.


Riverside County: Aguanga, Anza, Banning, Beaumont, Blythe, Cabazon, Calimesa, Cathedral City, Coachella, Corona, Desert Center, Desert Hot Springs, Hemet, Homeland, Idyllwild, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Lake Elsinore, Mecca, Menifee, Mira Loma, Moreno Valley, Mountain Center, Murrieta, Norco, North Palm Springs, Nuevo, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Perris, Quail Valley, Rancho Mirage, Riverside, San Jacinto, Sun City, Temecula, Thermal, Thousand Palms, Whitewater, Wildomar, and Winchester.


San Diego County: Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City, Oceanside, Poway, San Diego (and county communities), San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, and Vista.

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