This is an archive of a past election.
See for current information.
LWV League of Women Voters of California Education Fund If you appreciate our service to voters, please consider helping us with a donation.
Smart Voter logo
Los Angeles County, CA March 5, 2013 Election
Board Member; Los Angeles Unified School District; District 2 Voter Information

4 Year Term.

A runoff may be held on 5/21/2013 between the top 2 candidates who received the most votes if neither receives a majority. If one candidate receives a majority of votes in this election, that candidate wins and no runoff will be held.

Results as of Apr 12 4:19pm

OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS as of 03/26/2013 9:43:33 PM

Candidates (Vote for 1)
Click on highlighted name for additional information supplied by candidate. Contact non-highlighted candidates and encourage them to provide information for voters.

Mónica García Click here for more information about this candidate 19,300 votes 55.8%

  • Occupation: Member of the Board of Education
  • Chief of Staff, Los Angeles School Board Member Jose Huizar
  • Social Worker
  • Increase Student Graduation Rates.
  • Increase the number of LAUSD students that go on to college after Graduation
  • Impove district efficiencey
Robert D. Skeels Click here for more information about this candidate 5,244 votes 15.2%
  • Occupation: Educator/Education Researcher
  • Writes for publications including Schools Matter
  • Endorsed by education experts including Dr. Diane Ravitch
  • Education articles cited in books and journals
  • Attended GCC and UCLA
  • US Navy Veteran
  • Decades of community activism and volunteer work
  • Restoring curricula for critical thinking and educating the whole student
  • Celebrating cultures with ethnic studies and heritage/dual language programs
  • Defending both equity for special needs and universal public education against privatization
Annamarie Montañez Click here for more information about this candidate 4,093 votes 11.8%
  • Occupation: Teacher/Doctoral Candidate
  • LAUSD Teacher - Adult School, High School, Elementary School
  • Doctoral Candidate, ABD, ULV
  • Master of Education in Educational Management, ULV
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences, USC
  • 2011 Woman of the Year in Education, awarded by California State Senator Ed Hernandez
  • Increase funding for our classrooms and allow for local school level control
  • Ensure that our students are safe on campus as well as to and from school
  • Promote meaningful and authentic parent and community involvement
Isabel Vazquez Click here for more information about this candidate 3,480 votes 10.1%
  • Occupation: Teacher/Community Advocate
  • Field Deputy, LAUSD School Board President Jeff Horton
  • Director, Career Technical Education and Grants
  • Coordinator, Parent and Community Outreach
  • UCLA - Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Cum Laude
  • USC - MS in Education / CSUDH - MA in Educational Administration
  • Reduce class size and restore support services, options and opportunities for students at local schools
  • Stop the abuse of the public school choice process by for profit operators
  • Work proactively to fully fund public schools in California
Abelardo Díaz Click here for more information about this candidate 2,448 votes 7.1%
  • Occupation: High School Teacher
  • National Board Certified Teacher
  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Master of Arts in Educational Leadership
  • Bachelors of Arts in International Relations
  • Ensure the academic success of our students and their safety in our Public Schools
  • Support and Empower Parent Participation in our Public Schools
  • Collaborate, support and empower our Teachers in our Public Schools

Basic candidate data supplied by the applicable elections official. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.
  Candidates Answer Questions

The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 5 questions on Most Important Issue, Constituency vs. District, Management/Budget Experience, Health Care Costs, and Standardized Testing.

Official Information

Los Angeles Unified School District
Candidate Videos from
City Channel 35

Mónica García
This election is archived. Any links to sources outside of Smart Voter may no longer be active. No further links will be added to this page.
Links to sources outside of Smart Voter are provided for information only and do not imply endorsement.

Home (Ballot Lookup) || About Smart Voter || Feedback

Created: May 2, 2013 14:24 PDT
Smart Voter   <>
Copyright © League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
The League of Women Voters neither supports nor opposes candidates for public office or political parties.