Hendy-Newbill endorses McKenna in the District 1 runoff
LA School Report | June 11, 2014
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Sherlett Hendy-Newbill, the Dorsey High teacher who finished third in the District 1 school board race, is throwing her support behind George McKenna in the August runoff.
McKenna, a former administrator, was the top vote getter in the June 3 primary, with 43.7 percent of the vote. He will face the runner-up, Alex Johnson, an aide to LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, in the runoff.
Hendy-Newbill, the leader among three candidates endorsed by the teachers union, UTLA, won 8.8 percent of the vote, but if the outcome mirrors the primary, and all her voters switched, it would just about assure McKenna a victory.
“I have the utmost respect for Alex Johnson, whom I greatly appreciate and enjoyed many forums with,” she said in a statement. “But experience in the greater Los Angeles education arena was the determining factor in my decision to endorse George McKenna.”