FROM Alex Johnson
Meet the candidates of the LAUSD Board District 1 Race When Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte died unexpectedly, the LA Unified School Board was left pretty much divided between three members backed by self-styled reformers and three supported by employee unions, including the United Teachers of LA. Their candidate, 50-year veteran George McKenna was first in the June primary. Alex Johnson, an aide to County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, came in second. We’ll hear from both candidates. The runoff is Tuesday of next week.
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