UTLA board endorses 3 teachers for LA Unified seat, not Omarosa
LA School Report | March 20, 2014
The board of directors of the Los Angeles teachers union, UTLA, voted last night to recommend that the union endorse three teachers for the vacant District 1 board seat. The special election is June 3.
In recommending Sherlett Hendy-Newbill, Rachel Johnson and Hattie McFrazier, a retired teacher, the board chose to withhold endorsing the fourth teacher in the race, Omarosa Manigault, who is a substitute teacher.
The board’s recommendations now go before the UTLA House of Representatives March 26 for a final decision on whom, if anyone, the union endorses. To win a UTLA endorsement, a candidate needs 60 percent of the representatives’ vote.
If a runoff is needed, the union will reconsider its options.
The other three candidates for the seat are George McKenna, Alex Johnson and Genethia Hudley-Hayes.