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.
Meet the candidates of the LAUSD Board District 1 Race
Jim Newton - author of “Man of Tomorrow: The Relentless Life of Jerry Brown” - @newton_jim, Alex Johnson - Assistant Senior Deputy for Education and Public Safety for Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas - @AMJ_AlexJohnson, George McKenna - Former principal and district administrator Candidate for LAUSD District 1 - @ElectMcKenna