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Los Angeles County, CA March 3, 2015 Election
Board Member; Los Angeles Unified School District; District 5 Voter Information

4 Year Term.

A runoff may be held on 5/19/2015 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.
If Charter Amendment 2 is approved, the School Board members elected in this Primary Election and the May runoffs will serve terms of 5-1/2 years. end de

Results as of Mar 31 4:45am

Runoff Election 5/19/2015

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Refugio "Ref" Rodriguez Click here for more information about this candidate 10,355 votes 38.6%

  • Occupation: Educator
  • Founder, Partnerships to Uplift Communities Schools
  • Parish Manager St. Francis de Sales Parish
  • Lecturer, Loyola Marymount University School of Education
  • Appointee of Governor Jerry E. Brown to The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • Increasing Local Control of Schools -- We need to empower principals and teachers to make the decisions that put learning first.
  • Improving Middle Schools -- Our middle schools have been neglected, and this is a critical period for action to increase graduation and college rates.
  • Ensuring Parent Engagement in Schools -- We need to remove barriers that keep parents and communities from being a part of their schools.
Bennett Kayser 9,510 votes 35.5%
  • Occupation: Teacher/School Boardmember
Andrew Thomas Click here for more information about this candidate 6,946 votes 25.9%
  • Occupation: Educator/Parent
  • Education Consultant
  • Professor
  • Ph.D from UCLA in Urban Schooling
  • Elected Member of the Parent Advisory Committee
  • School Board Transparency
  • Zero-Based Budgeting
  • Supporting Teachers

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