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Want to run for the LAUSD board? Deadlines approaching

Chase Niesner | January 16, 2014

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MapBoardDistrict1The clock is ticking on deadlines, now that the City Council has approved a June 3 special election for the LA Unified school board.

The candidate fundraising window opened today, according to a press release from the LA City Ethics Commission. Anyone running must form a candidate committee and file a Statement of Economic Interests with the ethics office by Feb. 18.

Campaign contributions to a single candidate may not exceed $1,100 per person per election.

The election was called by the school board to fill the vacancy in the District 1 seat, which was held by longtime school board member Marguerite LaMotte, who died last month.

Any registered voter of District 1 who has been a resident of the district as of Jan. 10 can file as a candidate. According to the City Clerk’s office the next deadlines are:

Filing Period: Feb. 10 to 18, 2014

Nominating Petition Period: Feb. 10 to March 7, 2014

Petition: Candidates must collect at least 500 valid signatures of registered voters in District 1 to qualify, according to the Special Election ordinance.

More information on how to file is available from the City Clerk’s office here.


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