Ratliff Scores School Board Upset
Alexander Russo | May 22, 2013
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Monica Ratliff has won her runoff over rival Antonio Sanchez, according to a story posted on KPCC and tweets from LA Times and LA Daily News reporters:
“Elementary school teacher Monica Ratliff faced a David-and-Goliath competition for a seat on the Los Angeles Unified School Board — and won.” (LA elects new city attorney, controller and 3 city councilmen)
“Monica Ratliff wins #LAUSD race with 52%, says final #LAelection tally posted at 3:16 am,” tweeted LA Daily News‘ Barbara Jones. “Upset for reformers and candidate Antonio Sanchez… #LAUSD tally shows 37,022 of District 6’s 250,000+ voters went to the polls. That’s 16% turnout. Ratliff ahead by 1,464 votes.”
“Monica Ratliff edges out Antonio Sanchez for the Board of Education seat,” tweets LA Times reporter Laura Nelson. According to Nelson, the vote is “Almost final, but not quite,” with all of the precincts having been counted but not all the mail-in ballots.