School Board President Monica Garcia’s latest campaign finance statement includes some familiar names — including a $1,000 contribution from LAUSD Deputy Superintendent of Instruction Jaime Aquino, a top aide to Superintendent John Deasy.
While it’s illegal to solicit campaign contributions from Los Angeles city employees, it is perfectly legal for employees to give on their own accord, according to section 49.7.8 of the municipal code. Other contributors include several members of the Chernin family and Superintendent Deasy’s wife, Patricia Deasy (see full list here.)
We’ll have updates on contributions to other campaigns in future days.
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