School Board Debates Special Election to Fill LaMotte's Seat

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Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte died unexpectedly this month, leaving a vacancy on the LA Unified School Board. She represented the South and Southwestern parts of the city with a high concentration of black and Latino students. Tomorrow, the remaining board members will whether to replace her by appointment or a special election for a term that doesn't run out until July of 2015. Jessica Levinson teaches election law at Loyola Law School, and she's the newest member of the City Ethics Commission. She joins with her own views as an elections observer.

Credits

Guest:
Jessica Levinson - law professor at Loyola Law School - @LevinsonJessica

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Christian Bordal, Benjamin Gottlieb