Challenger Nick Melvoin raises more than incumbent Steve Zimmer early on in school board bid
*UPDATED The candidate challenging LA Unified board President Steve Zimmer for school board has raised more money early on in the March 7 election campaign than the incumbent did in his entire re-election bid three years ago, according to city campaign finance records. Nick Melvoin announced this week that as of the June 30 filing deadline,...
By Sarah Favot | July 26, 2016
Buoyed by millions, Rodriguez beats Kayser for District 5 board seat
In the most of expensive and vitriolic of all three LA Unified board races, Bennett Kayser lost to Ref Rodriguez in the battle to represent District 5. Shortly after polls closed Rodriguez cemented an early lead, and Kayser, who had hoped for a second term, was never able to catch up. “This is a historic victory, as...
By Vanessa Romo | May 20, 2015