Employees Contribute to Zimmer, Skeels, & Garcia
LA School Report | January 28, 2013
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The latest campaign contribution disclosures filed with the City reveal that LAUSD employees are not shy about kicking in money to support their favorite School Board candidates — a practice which is legal as long as the contribution is not solicited:
Steve Zimmer, the incumbent running on the Westside for the District 4 seat, has received $7,000 from LAUSD employees, making up 23% of the $30,900 he has raised directly for his campaign thus far. (See full list here).
Robert Skeels, a candidate for East LA and downtown’s District 2, has collected $4,500 from those who list themselves as employed by LAUSD – a whopping 56% of his total of $8,300 (subtracting his own contribution to his campaign). (See full list here).
School Board President Monica Garcia herself has raised almost as much as Skeels from LAUSD contributors in terms of raw dollars, but the total comes to less than 2% of the $260,000 she has raised so far. (See full list here).