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7 Vie for LAUSD Seat

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7 candidates are seeking to fill the open seat for LAUSD Board District 1. (Courtesy image)

With the 2014 Primary Election about two months away, the Los Angeles Interim City Clerk’s office announced the official list of qualified candidates who will appear on June 3 ballot for the L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD) Board District 1 seat.

The special election will be consolidated with the statewide direct Primary election, according to Interim City Clerk Holly Wolcott.

If no candidate crosses the 50-percent-plus-one threshold, a runoff election will be held Aug. 12 with the top two vote getters.

Wolcott’s office certified the following candidates, in order of how their respective names will appear on the June 3 ballot:

– George McKenna, Retired Principal/Superintendent

– Hattie B. McFrazier, Retired Educator/Counselor

– Omarosa O. Manigault, Teacher/Children Advocate

– Genethia Hudley-Hayes, Education Consultant

– Rachel C. Johnson, Educator/Gardena Councilmember

– Alex Johnson, Education Policy Advisor

– Sherlett Hendy Newbill, Teacher/Mother/Coach

Those who seek to be a write-in candidate must obtain and file a the Declaration of Intention to Become a Write-In Candidate for the Office of LAUSD, Board District 1 with the City Clerk-Election Division by Tuesday, May 20, at 5:00 p.m.

Write-in candidates must submit either a $300 filing fee or a nominating petition with at least 500 but no more than 1,000 valid signatures of qualified and registered voters who live within the LAUSD Board’s first district with their Declaration of Intention.

For more information or assistance, call the Office of the City Clerk – Election Division between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (213) 978-0444. Information is also available on the “Candidates” section on the Election Division’s website.

The LAUSD Board District 1 seat includes the southern half of Century City and all of neighboring Cheviot Hills.

School board officials voted in January to hold a special election to fill the vacancy left by Marguerite LaMotte, who recently passed away. LaMotte’s term is scheduled to expire June 30, 2015.

The vote came after grassroots lobby involving community leaders, ecumenical leaders, education and parent groups, various school board members, and others urging LAUSD to appoint McKenna as an interim board member to finish out the remainder of LaMotte’s term.

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