LAUSD school board candidate drops out, replaced by her twin
Barbara Torres, the president of SEIU 99, one of the most powerful unions in the Los Angeles school district, said today she is stepping aside in the 2015 race for school board in District 5, currently held by school board member Bennett Kayser. Torres said she made her decision after a story in LA School Report...
By Vanessa Romo | May 16, 2014
SEIU 99 president ‘still thinking’ about LAUSD board seat
Barbara Torres, president of SEIU Local 99, is “still thinking about running” for a seat on the LA Unified School Board against incumbent Bennett Kayser despite concerns raised by the union’s executive director, says her campaign manager Lewis Myers. “She has not made her decision yet,” Lewis told LA School Report. “There is a lot of...
By Vanessa Romo | April 28, 2014
SEIU 99 president — and board candidate — a union concern
Barbara Torres, president of SEIU Local 99, the local school workers union with 45,000 members, is raising alarms within the union over her intention to run for an LA Unified school board seat. The potential conflict is over her role as a member of the union’s bargaining committee, which is negotiating a new labor contract...
By Vanessa Romo | April 23, 2014
Candidates lining up for LAUSD elections — in 2015
Even as the LA Unified School Board is trying to coordinate a special election for the District 1 seat in June, candidates are already lining up to run for the seat in the regular election, more than a year later. The City Ethics Commission says three people have registered, and another has signed up to...
By Vanessa Romo | January 10, 2014