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ELECTION RESULTS

MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF ED, DIST NO. 3 Votes Percent

SCOTT MARK SCHMERELSON 18,146 54.61%
TAMAR GALATZAN 15,077 45.38%

MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF ED, DIST NO. 5 Votes Percent

REF RODRIGUEZ 12,335 53.55%
BENNETT KAYSER 10,696 46.44%

MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF ED, DIST NO. 7 Votes Percent

LYDIA GUTIERREZ 7,318 44.08%
RICHARD A. VLADOVIC 9,282 55.91%

 

ELECTION DAY IS MAY 19--GET OUT THE VOTE
FOR UTLA'S ENDORSED SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES

 

      District 3: Scott Schmerelson
District 5: Bennett Kayser
  District 7: Richard Vladovic

After the polls close at 8 p.m., check here for results from the City Clerk's office

http://clerk.lacity.org/Elections/index.htm

GOTV Volunteer Area-by Area Schedule, May 19

To locate your School Board District

http://achieve.lausd.net/cms/lib08/CA01000043/Centricity/Domain/34/boardDistrictMap.PNG

 

Locate your polling place (your place may have changed since the last time you voted)

http://lavote.net/locator/

 

UTLA Needs You to Volunteer and Help get Our Endorsed Candidates Elected
to the School Board on May 19

May 19 is an important day for educators, students, parents and the community. Voters will go to the polls to select School Board members in three districts. It is vital that UTLA’s endorsed candidates win their elections, so we achieve the Schools LA Students Deserve. We call on all UTLA members to do your part to ensure that Richard Vladovic is re-elected in District 7; Bennett Kayser is re-elected in District 5; and Scott Schmerelson replaces Tamar Galatzan in District 3. The School Board members elected on May 19th are the ones who will help select the next Superintendent in LAUSD. Don’t let big money call the shots. There are several ways to volunteer! 

District 7—help re-elect Richard Vladovic Champion for low class sizes and health benefits for all Contact Susan Douglas in UTLA’s Political Department for volunteer opportunities, sdouglas@utla.net, 213-368-6230 

District 3—help dump anti-teacher Tamar Galatzan and elect Scott Schmerelson Fighter for lower class sizes, incredibly well-respected retired teacher and principal Precinct Walking and Phone Banking Campaign Office 18341 Sherman Way, #201A. Monday-Friday: 4-9 p.m., Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Contact: Shaun Henson, 703-216-1252 shaun.henson1@gmail.com

District 5—help re-elect Bennett Kayser Champion for low class sizes, early education, adult education Precinct Walking and Phone Banking Two Campaign Offices Eagle Rock: 1577 Colorado Blvd 90041 Cudahy: 7719 Otis Ave 90201 Monday-Friday: 2-9 p.m., Saturday-Sunday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact: Javier Gonzalez, 213 598-8907 javgonz@me.com

Phone Bank in a Box—We will supply you with cell phones, lists, and scripts to use.  You need to find an off-campus location—someone’s house or a local restaurant.  We will pay for the food at either place ($10 per member limit). Contact Susan Douglas in UTLA’s Political Department  at 213-368-6230 to make the arrangements. 

Click here for a printable pdf of this Election Volunteer information.

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Bennett Kayser's challenger is making news for all the wrong reasons.  The charter school group he founded in being investigated for a no-bid contract and a District audit found questionable practices at one of the schools.  

  Ref Rodriguez's PUC Lakeview Charter Academy Audit


 

March 3, 2015 Primary Election Results

Following are the results of the LAUSD Board of Education Primary Election. Candidates who received
less than 50% of the votes will be in a runoff in the May 19, 2015 General Municipal Elections.

 

District 1    George Mckenna III   100.00% 

District 3    Tamar Galatzan           39.34%
                    
Scott Schmerelson    20.06%

District 5    Ref Rodriguez              38.63%
                    Bennett Kayser           35.84%

District 7    Richard Vladovic         42.90%
                    Lydia Gutierrez            37.75%

 

UTLA released the following statement regarding the March 3 election results:
 

UTLA Is Optimistic About School Board Race Outcomes

UTLA members have been volunteering on the campaigns of Tamar Galatzan’s opponents in the Los Angeles School Board race in District 3.  Now that she has been forced into a May runoff, our members will continue the work necessary to remove Galatzan from the School Board. She bought into John Deasy’s disastrous iPad program, and the former Superintendent contributed to her campaign.  It is time for Galatzan to follow in Deasy’s footsteps out the door at LAUSD.

UTLA is fully behind Los Angeles School Board Member Bennett Kayser, who now goes onto a May runoff.  The smear tactics used by the campaign of Ref Rodriguez, Kayser’s opponent, in the primary race were outrageous.  Educators know that Kayser is a champion for all students.  Just as they did in the primary, our members will volunteer their time to get Kayser the rest of the way—re-elected to the School Board in District 5, in the runoff. 

Kayser supports UTLA’s campaign for the Schools LA Students Deserve which includes smaller class sizes, full staffing, clean and safe schools, fair compensation for educators, improved student learning conditions, and improved working conditions.

We congratulate Dr. George McKenna, who was re-elected in the District 1 race for School Board.  McKenna is also a supporter of the campaign for the Schools LA Students Deserve, and his is an important voice on the School Board.

 

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