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Los Angeles County, CA March 6, 2007 Election
Board Member; Los Angeles Unified School District; District 3 Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Runoff Election 5/15/2007

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Tamar Galatzan Click here for more information about this candidate 18,258 votes 44.3%

  • Occupation: Criminal Prosecutor/Parent
  • Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney with the Neighborhood Prosecutor Program
  • Former Western States Associate Counsel for the Anti-Defamation League
  • Served as legislative aide in the California State Assembly
  • J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • B.A. in Political Science from University of California, Los Angeles
  • Salutatorian from Birmingham High School (LAUSD)
  • Increasing safety for students, teachers, and staff
  • Supporting parents who want to be active in their children's educations
  • Decentralizing decision-making and promoting local control
Jon M. Lauritzen Click here for more information about this candidate 16,276 votes 39.5%
  • Occupation: Member of the Board of Education
  • LAUSD math and computer teacher for 35 years
  • BA in Policitical Science from CSUN
  • MA in Computer Education from CSUN
  • District Director for Center for Civic Education
  • Organized Chatsworth Neighborhood Council
  • Concerned parent
  • Reduce overcrowding
  • Increase Parental Involvement
  • Improve School Safety
Louis Pugliese Click here for more information about this candidate 6,671 votes 16.2%
  • Occupation: Teacher Educator
  • Long-time LAUSD Classroom Teacher
  • CSUN Educational Psychology Lecturer
  • Valley Parent
  • National Board Certified Teacher
  • MA, Education
  • Charter School Board Member
  • Modern, 21st Century Schools focused on Student Motivation
  • No More "Dropouts"- Career and Workplace education
  • Sustainable Schools and Curriculum
Bill McMahon (Write-in)

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  Official Information

Los Angeles Unified School District

Understanding School Board Meetings

Map of LAUSD District 3
Candidate Videos

Galatzan: video; transcript

Lauritzen: no video available

McMahon: no video available

Pugliese: video; transcript
District Statistics

Campaign Finance Data

L.A. City Ethics Commission
News and Analysis

KCRW's "Which Way L.A." with Warren Olney

  • The Politics of Education - 2/21/07 (click on 'listen' or 'podcast')
    Discussion of Measure L with L.A. City Councilmember Jose Huizar and LAUSD Boardmember David Tokofsky; followed by an overview of the LAUSD Board candidates with Howard Blume of the L.A. Times.
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