‘Marilyn V’ joining District 1 board race as a write-in candidate
LA School Report | May 6, 2014
An LA Unified District 1 resident who failed to meet the initial filing deadline for the district’s open board seat has announced that she is running as a write-in candidate.
Marilyn Veincentotzs said on Twitter that she is running under the name “Marilyn V.”
Describing herself as “semi-retired,” Viencentotzes spent 20 years as long-term substitute teacher in LA and Compton Unified school districts. Eventually she moved on to working as a school psychologist with LAUSD as well the county.
She told LA School Report in February, “I’m committed to making sure teachers are protected so that they can teach our kids. My sympathy and empathy for teachers is best shown in my book, about the bullying that goes on in education with teachers.” Her website offers on-site training for teachers coping with student behavioral issues.
By declaring her candidacy, she is required to submit a filing fee of $300 or nominating petitions with valid signatures of at least 500 but no more than 1,000 qualified, registered voters within District 1. She has until May 20. If she succeeds, she will join a field of seven for the June 3 special election.