March 6, 2019News
With 48% of the vote, Jackie Goldberg took a commanding lead in the March 5 election for the open seat in the LAUSD Board District 5 race, outpacing her opponents more than 4 to 1. If absentee ballots do not push her over the 50% threshold, Goldberg will move to a May 14 runoff as the clear front-runner.
Her strong showing reflects both her decades of leadership and the political goodwill from our strike: the public wants to align with candidates like Goldberg who are unapologetic defenders of public education.
“Los Angeles voters value public schools and want them to be reinvested in, not privatized,” said UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl. “It is clear Board District 5 residents want someone on the school board who exemplifies a true public education activist and leader. They have that in Jackie Goldberg.”
Next, we continue to engage and organize to take back Board District 5 seat on the School Board, which was vacated by criminally indicted charter industry favorite, Ref Rodriguez.
The election results are not official until all outstanding ballots are counted and certified.
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