Gutierrez turns a pro-Vladovic campaign letter against him
Lydia Gutierrez, a teacher from Long Beach Unified who is mounting a vigorous campaign in LA Unified’s District 7 to unseat board President Richard Vladovic in the May 19 elections, is turning a campaign message for Vladovic against him. A letter supporting Vladovic’s election circulated to voters this month and paid for by the teachers...
By LA School Report | April 23, 2015
Private internal poll showing Gutierrez slightly ahead of Vladovic
LA Unified board President Richard Vladovic appears to be in the political fight of his life. A recent internal poll of District 7 voters by the California Charter Schools Association Advocates and Great Public Schools: Los Angeles, which the groups shared with LA School Report, showed his challenger, Lydia Gutierrez, leading by 37 percent to 34 percent,...
By Michael Janofsky | April 15, 2015
Vladovic lashes out at Gutierrez over position on vaccinations
A skirmish has broken out between LA Unified board President Richard Vladovic and Lydia Gutierrez, his opponent in the May 19 runoff election for District 7, over the issue of vaccinations for students. In response to Gutierrez’s opposition to a state senate bill that would bar parents from opting out of vaccinations for their children,...
By Michael Janofsky | April 10, 2015
Euna Anderson hasn’t hasn’t ruled out endorsing District 7 candidate
In her first run for political office, Euna Anderson received almost 20 percent of the vote, finishing third in the three-way District 7 school board race on March 3. Although she missed the May runoff, the voters who supported her may be key to who wins between the remaining candidates, Board President Richard Vladovic and challenger...
By Craig Clough | March 17, 2015
Teachers union makes no commit for endorsement in Vladovic race
A meeting yesterday of UTLA’s political action committee, PACE, concluded with no decision to endorse LA Unified School Board President Richard Vladovic or his opponent, Lydia Gutierrez. Vladovic was forced into May runoff against Gutierrez, a veteran educator who is anti-Common Core, pro-Vergara and Republican. It was an unusually close race for Vladovic after serving...
By Vanessa Romo | March 12, 2015
District 7: LAUSD school board race snapshot
School board District 7, runs up a narrow swath from San Pedro at its southern tip to South LA as its northern boundary (see map here). On the way, it encompasses parts of Wilmington, Harbor City, Carson, Harbor Gateway, Lomita, Gardena, Florence, and Watts, and is home to some of LA Unified’s historically troubled high...
By LA School Report | February 25, 2015
District 7 candidate Gutierrez picks up endorsement of Christian group
Lydia Gutierrez has picked up the endorsement of an Evangelical Christian group in her race against board President Richard Vladovic and another challenger in the LA Unified District 7 school board campaign. Election Forum, a California-based group that urges people to “vote for, not against, their Biblical values,” has made her the only candidate in...
By LA School Report | February 10, 2015
Candidates play it safe, respectful at first — only? — District 7 debate
The candidates in the first — and what looks like only — LA Unified board District 7 debate played it safe and respectful at the Granada Theater in Wilmington on Friday night. While differences did emerge between incumbent board President Richard Vladovic and his challengers, Lydia Gutierrez and Euna Anderson, the candidates refrained from criticizing the...
By Craig Clough | February 9, 2015