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March 6, 2019

With all precincts reporting, Jackie Goldberg is leading with 48.26%, or 12,226 votes counted for BD5 special election. The Registrar is still counting mail-in ballots and provisional ballots. We will keep you posted when the official numbers are posted.


School Board Special Election, March 5

March 6, 2019

With all precincts reporting, Jackie Goldberg is leading with 48.26%, or 12,226 votes counted. The Registrar is still counting mail-in ballots and provisional ballots. We will keep you posted when the official numbers are posted. GET ALL CANDIDATE RESULTS>> 

Jackie Goldberg speaks to thousands during UTLA's march in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.
Jackie Goldberg speaks to thousands during UTLA's march in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.



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During our six-day strike, Jackie Goldberg was a constant presence, speaking at rallies, talking with teachers huddled under umbrellas in the rain and giving fire-up talks to picketers. She was on the line because she knows our fight was not just for a fair contract, but to push back against the wealthy privatizers.  Informed by her decades of experience — from classroom teacher to assembly member — Jackie has concluded that "the billionaires have stacked the deck against public schools."


Jackie Goldberg is seen talking to female students.

On March 5, we can flip the District 5 seat away from the privatizers, who spent millions to elect criminally indicted board member Ref Rodriguez, and we can elect a public education defender to the board.



In 1983, Jackie Goldberg was elected to the LAUSD Board of Education where she served for two terms. Her leadership was instrumental in creating a districtwide K-12 dual language (bilingual) education program, creating and implementing a secondary peace curriculum, establishing on-campus health clinics, improving curriculum in reading, math and science, fostering policies that helped the District overcome an acute teacher shortage, successfully building new schools and additions to begin to address multi-track calendars and other overcrowding issues, and developing school-based management to create accountability and ownership for teachers and administrators at each school site. Jackie also authored a unanimous board resolution in support of Project 10 for LGBTQ students in LAUSD. This resolution was in response to Republicans in Sacramento voting to hold all funding for LAUSD unless the board ended its support for Project 10 at Fairfax High School.


After leaving the Board in 1991, Jackie worked for Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina as her Ethics Deputy and Children’s Services Deputy. Jackie oversaw issues such as child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and enforcement of child support while also teaching part-time at Grant High School in the San Fernando Valley.

In 1993, Jackie Goldberg was elected to the 13th District seat on the Los Angeles City Council becoming the first openly lesbian woman to hold office on the City Council. She was re-elected without opposition in 1997.

Jackie’s distinguished City Council legacy includes authorship of the “Living Wage” ordinance guaranteeing a living wage and benefits to all employees working directly or indirectly for the City of Los Angeles; her work with the economic revitalization of Hollywood, including successful negotiations to build a retail entertainment complex in the heart of Hollywood and provide a living wage to all employees of the complex; the creation of model after-school enrichment programs in every middle school in the district; the passage of a citywide ban on the sale of small, cheap handguns known as “Saturday Night Specials”; and the development of the extremely successful “Slum Abatement” program that holds landlords accountable to the City for the condition of their properties and provides an effective system of redress to tenants who have complaints.

In 2000, Jackie Goldberg was elected to her first of three terms in the California State Assembly where, as Chair of the Assembly Education Committee, she reviewed hundreds of bills on virtually every aspect of preK-12 education in the State of California, oversaw K-12 and higher education budgets and learned the intricacies of state and federal education finance as a member of the Budget Subcommittee #2, and where she was a principal author of two State Education Bond Issues that resulted in LAUSD building new schools that ended half-day sessions and relieved multi-track year-round schools. Jackie also authored numerous preK-12 education-related bills that were signed into law.

In addition to her effective advocacy in the State Assembly for public education, health care, gun control, and issues affecting working families, Jackie was the author of historic and celebrated legislation that gave LGBT couples in California all the rights and responsibilities of marriage, except for those involving income tax legislation.



Since leaving the California State Assembly in 2006, Jackie’s continuing contributions to public education and the City of Los Angeles include:

  • Successful recipient of U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition, five-year grant to improve the teaching of second language learners and narrow the achievement gap for African American and Latino students in Compton Unified School District’s Middle Schools (2007-2012), in conjunction with UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. UCLA/Teach Compton Intern Program included teaching five-quarter seminar entitled “Teaching and Learning” and serving as Field Supervisor for numerous interns during that 5-year period.
  • Faculty advisor at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies for an additional three years, preparing graduate students to teach middle and high school in underserved communities (2012- 2015).
  • Member, Los Angeles Airport Commission (2014-2015).
  • Chair of Mayor Garcetti’s City Targeted Local Hire Working Group, securing entry-level city jobs for local veterans, disabled workers, transgender individuals, formerly-homeless people, formerly-incarcerated workers and people residing in high-poverty zip codes within the City of Los Angeles (2015-present). More than 400 applicants have been hired in fully-benefited permanent employment with the City of Los Angeles through this program.


Paid for by Students, Parents and Educators in Support of Jackie Goldberg for School Board 2019, Sponsored by Teachers Unions, Including United Teachers Los Angeles. Committee major funding from:

American Federation of Teachers Solidarity Committee

Political Action Council of Educators, Sponsored by Teachers Unions, Including United Teachers Los Angeles

National Education Association Advocacy Fund

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