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LAUSD Board Seat Heads to August Runoff

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George McKenna was the top vote getter in the LAUSD District 1 Board of Education seat. He will face Alex Johnson in an Aug. 12 runoff. (Courtesy image)

Former Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) administrator and educator George McKenna did not earn a simple majority in a Board of Education race on June 3. Accordingly, despite finishing with more than 44 percent of the vote and finishing well ahead of second place, McKenna will have to participate in a runoff election against Alex Johnson.

The runoff will be held Aug. 12.

McKenna finished in first place with 15,442 votes (44.28 percent) but needed a simple majority to win the Board of Education seat outright and avoid the runoff election.

With 8,605 votes (24.67 percent), Johnson finished well behind McKenna but also well ahead of third place finisher Sherlett Newbill (3,293 votes, 9.44 percent).

Other candidates included Rachel Johnson (1,870 votes), O.O. Manigault (1,836), and Hattie McFrazier (1,399).

The winner of the Aug. 12 runoff will complete the remainder of the LAUSD District 1 Board seat, which expires June 30, 2015.

McKenna, who was a principal at George Washington Preparatory School in South Central Los Angeles and a regional superintendent, had hoped to be appointed to the seat after the person who previously represented District 1 passed away in November. However, the LAUSD board voted to have a special election to fill the seat instead.

School board officials voted in January to hold a special election to fill the vacancy left by Marguerite LaMotte, reportedly passed away Dec. 5 in San Diego, where she was attending a conference. At the time, LaMotte was the longest-serving member of the current board. She was 80.

LaMotte’s seat has been vacant since her death, and will continue to remain vacant until after the Aug. 12 runoff election.

A portion of District 1 includes Century City.

In a separate election, Culver City voters approved Measure CC. The bond will increase the Culver City Unified School District’s debt by $106 million to allow the administrative body to upgrade classrooms and school facilities.

Measure CC – which required 55 percent voter approval – received 3,677 votes (75.85 percent) in favor and 1,171 votes (24.15) against.

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