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Kate Anderson: Early Endorsement, Signatures

LA School Report | November 21, 2012

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Kate Anderson is getting the nod from Councilman Bill Rosendahl, a coveted endorsement for the contested 4th district school board seat which stretches from the Pacific Palisades to Hollywood. “Kate Anderson’s dedication is clear,” Rosendahl states in an email announcement from the Anderson campaign. “As a parent of two young daughters, Kate wants to change LAUSD so that parents in our great City have an equally great school system in which to enroll their children.”

It’s a strong start to what will likely be a tough fight for Anderson, who is positioning herself as a reform candidate to replace incumbent Steve Zimmer.  Losing Rosendahl’s endorsement could prove a thorny one for Zimmer. Rosendahl got his start in politics on the Robert Kennedy campaign and has the respect of big labor and progressive democrats alike.

Anderson also remains the only candidate of the 26 running in the school board races who has already gathered the necessary signatures to qualify. See full endorsement announcement below.




(Los Angeles) – Los Angeles City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl announced today that he is endorsing KateAnderson, candidate for LAUSD School Board, in the race for District 4, which covers the Westside communities of Venice, Pacific Palisades, and Westwood; West Hollywood; and parts of the San Fernando Valley.

“Kate Anderson’s dedication is clear,” Rosendahl stated. “As a parent of two young daughters, Kate wants to change LAUSD so that parents in our great City have an equally great school system in which to enroll their children. I am proud to endorseKate Anderson to be our next School Board Director for District 4.”

“I am honored to have Councilmember Rosendahl’s support. His commitment to our communities and the City has been something I will strive to duplicate when I serve on the School Board,” Anderson said. “By bringing a parent’s perspective, cooperative leadership, and policy experience, I want to change LAUSD into a system where every parent feels good sending their kids to public school, where there is a strong learning community in every neighborhood, and where terrific teachers are in every classroom.”

Anderson will face her opponents in the March 5th primary.

Kate Anderson is a mother, community advocate, and local elected official who has a long record of building consensus and delivering real results.  A graduate of UCLA, where she served as Student Body President, Kate earned her law degree from the University of Chicago and went on to serve under Congressman Henry Waxman as Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Oversight and Government Reform Committee before returning to Los Angeles to raise her family and advance her legal career.  Kate serves as an elected member of the Mar Vista Community Council and formerly served as President of the Hilltop Neighbors Association and as a member on the LA County Child Care Planning Committee.  Kate lives in Mar Vista with her husband, Peter, and their two daughters, Darby and Emeline, who are LAUSD school students.

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