After all the noise, turnout for school board race is uncertain
After the sudden death of LA Unified school board member Marguerite LaMotte nearly six months ago, her District 1 constituents have rallied inside and outside district headquarters, demanding representation on the board. Some wanted an immediate appointment to fill her seat. Others called for a special election. The latter group won out and tomorrow, residents...
By Vanessa Romo | June 2, 2014
To campaign or not? Tactics vary in LAUSD school board race
Not all of the seven candidates vying for the vacant seat on the Los Angeles Unified school board are turning up the heat as the special election on June 3 heads to the finish line. To reach voters in South LA’s District 1, which as been without a board member since Marguerite LaMotte died in December, four...
By LA School Report | May 19, 2014
Manigault has celebrity power, but is it enough in District 1?
Fourth in a series of profiles of candidates for LA Unified’s open District 1 board seat. *UPDATED While she may be best known for her TV appearances on Celebrity Apprentice, Omarosa Manigault is relying more on her business and technological know-how to persuade voters she’s worthy of serving as the LA Unified District 1 Board...
By Yana Gracile | May 6, 2014
Does experience count? LAUSD candidates vie for attention
An experience gap is emerging as an election issue — that’s one of the takeaways as south LA residents got an early look yesterday at some of candidates in the highly contested race to fill the vacant LA Unified school board seat. The forum attracted 5 of the 13 contenders in the special election scheduled...
By Vanessa Romo | March 4, 2014
13 candidates crowd the field for LAUSD’s special election in June
Updated: Feb. 19, 2014 Thirteen candidates — two of whom signed up within minutes of the 5 p.m. City Clerk deadline yesterday — have declared their intention to run for LA Unified School Board in June’s special election, in what appears to be the most crowded race in recent school board election history. The District...
By LA School Report | February 19, 2014
‘Apprentice’ contestant Omarosa bidding for LAUSD board seat
Bringing unusual visibility to the upcoming LA Unified school board special election, Omarosa Manigault, a TV personality best known for contentious her role on The Apprentice, has told LA School Report she is entering the race. She filed papers with the City Clerk on Friday to run for the vacant seat in District 1. The...
By LA School Report | February 18, 2014