Garcetti endorses Torlakson in state superintendent race
LA School Report | September 10, 2014
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti today endorsed state Superintendent Tom Torlakson in his bid for reelection against Marshall Tuck, a former charter school executive.
Citing his leadership in improving school safety and creating the largest network of after-school programs in the nation, Garcetti said in a statement, “Tom Torlakson is dedicated to the safety of our children and our schools. I support Torlakson because of the work he is doing to combat bullying, expand after-school programs, and keep gangs, drugs and guns out of our schools.”
For now, polls are showing the non-partisan race a volatile tossup because so many voters are not yet expressing a preference. In a Field poll issued yesterday, the two were in a statistical tie, with 41 percent saying they were undecided.
Former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa endorsed Tuck several months ago.
Torlakson, Tuck in statistical tie, according to new Field poll; Marshall Tuck: ‘We need fundamental and urgent change’