McKenna wins endorsement of LA principals’ union
LA School Report | March 14, 2014
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George McKenna, one of the seven candidates running for LA Unified’s open District 1 board seat, picked up a strong endorsement today as the Associated Administrators of Los Angeles, the union representing principals and their assistants, said it would support him in the race.
The endorsement means that AALA will contribute $1,100, the maximum allowed, to his campaign.
“George McKenna demonstrated that he understands the needs of students and how to work with principals, assistant principals and teachers in meeting student needs,” said Judith Perez, president of the union. “From his background and experience as a teacher, a principal and a superintendent, he has a knowledge of educational issues and leadership, and he’s not afraid to speak up on behalf of students.”
AALA interviewed nine of the original 13 candidates for the board seat, including the seven who have qualified for the ballot. Each candidate was asked the same 11 questions, Perez said. The endorsement represents approval by two panels of AALA members.
If no candidate receives a majority of votes in the June 3 special election, Perez said AALA would interview those heading into the Aug. 12 runoff and consider another endorsement.