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Candidate files complaints with LAUSD, city ethics against Galatzan

Craig Clough | March 2, 2015

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Tamar Galatzan, School Board member

LA Unified school board member Tamar Galatzan

With less than 24 hours to go before the polls open, LA Unified school board candidate Carl Petersen said today that he filed several ethics complaints against Tamar Galatzan, the District 3 incumbent he is challenging in tomorrow’s elections.

Petersen levied the same complaints that were filed last week with the City Ethics Commission by candidate Filiberto Gonzalez, only Petersen filed them with LA Unified’s Office of the Inspector General, claiming that Galatzan improperly used her board office as part of her campaign in connection with a town hall meeting she held on Feb. 17. Petersen said in a press release he filed the “allegations” with the district because “the greater concern is the waste of badly needed education funds.”

Petersen also said he filed a complaint with the Ethics Commission that Galatzan’s campaign failed to disclose campaign expenses in a timely manner.

Galatzan’s campaign did not respond to a request to comment.

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