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LA Unified District 1 special election narrows to 9 candidates

LA School Report | March 7, 2014

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imgresThe original field of 13 candidates vying for the vacant LA Unified school board seat just got smaller.

Thirteen had expressed interest in the South LA District 1 race, but by the 5 p.m. deadline today, only nine filed the required petitions to stay in the race.

The June 3 special election was called after longtime school board member, Marguarite LaMotte died in office.

Six of the nine have qualified to appear on the ballot: Genethia Hudley-Hayes, Alex Johnson, Sherlett Hendy Newbill, George McKenna, Hattie McFrazier, and Omarosa Manigault. Three others who submitted their petitions today, David Moch, Rachel Johnson and Alison Noel have not yet been qualified by the City Clerk’s Office, which has ten days to verify the signatures.

The four who filed to run but did not submit petitions were Marilyn Veincentotzs, Marco Mendoza, Priscilla Reed and Lady Cage-Barile.

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