Former opponents pick sides in LA Unified District 1 run-off
Heading into the final month of the special election run-off to fill LA Unified school board’s District 1 seat, candidates George McKenna and Alex Johnson are collecting endorsements from former opponents. The seat, which represents much of South LA, was left vacant when longtime school board member Marguerite LaMotte died in office late last year....
By Vanessa Romo | July 8, 2014
Johnson’s internal poll shows gains on McKenna in runoff
An internal poll conducted by Alex Johnson’s campaign suggests that he is gaining on George McKenna as they compete for the vacant LA Unified school board seat. The Johnson campaign says that polling conducted in April and June shows that Johnson’s name recognition has grown to 52 percent, from 14 percent percent. It also said Johnson’s...
By Michael Janofsky | July 1, 2014
Hudley-Hayes still has big-name support in LAUSD board race
Despite her inability to substantiate a number of academic credentials and other claims on her resume, Genethia Hudley-Hayes still has the backing of her major supporters in the race for the LA Unified District 1 board seat. “Outsiders don’t get it,” said one longtime south Los Angeles activist who spoke to LA School Report on the condition...
By Jamie Alter Lynton | April 25, 2014
Alex Johnson shows clout at LAUSD campaign kickoff
LA Unified school board hopeful Alex Johnson kicked off his campaign last night at a west side home, filled with elected officials, education advocates and political funders. “We’ve waited long enough.” Johnson told the room of supporters. “We can’t leave a generation of kids behind… every child should have an opportunity to succeed, to graduate from...
By LA School Report | March 11, 2014
Does experience count? LAUSD candidates vie for attention
An experience gap is emerging as an election issue — that’s one of the takeaways as south LA residents got an early look yesterday at some of candidates in the highly contested race to fill the vacant LA Unified school board seat. The forum attracted 5 of the 13 contenders in the special election scheduled...
By Vanessa Romo | March 4, 2014
13 candidates crowd the field for LAUSD’s special election in June
Updated: Feb. 19, 2014 Thirteen candidates — two of whom signed up within minutes of the 5 p.m. City Clerk deadline yesterday — have declared their intention to run for LA Unified School Board in June’s special election, in what appears to be the most crowded race in recent school board election history. The District...
By LA School Report | February 19, 2014
City Clerk holding workshop for District 1 board candidates
The Los Angeles City Clerk will conduct a candidate workshop this Saturday for candidates in the LAUSD District 1 Special Election on June 3. This is the only workshop to be held by the City Clerk’s election division, and it’s intended to brief candidates on the procedures related to filing the “Declaration of Intention to Become...
By Chase Niesner | January 27, 2014