10 Candidates Meet Signature Requirements to Appear on Ballot for the LAUSD District 5 Special Election

As of Friday, the candidates on the March 5 ballot in Board District 5 are:

There were originally 17 candidates that pulled the initial paperwork required to appear on the March 5th ballot, but these folks are the finalists that returned the required signatures and paperwork. I am going to be writing individual pieces on each candidate in the coming days.  As you can see, there a quite a few Latinos on the list. As there should be considering that District 5 has the second-highest concentration of Latino students, representing almost 89 percent of the student population. Over a quarter of the students are classified as English learners, and 11 percent require special education services. More than 85 percent live in low-income households, and an estimated 2,000 students are homeless.

This race will be interesting. The special election will be held March 5, with a May 14 runoff if needed. The winner will fill the seat for the remainder of former board member Ref Rodríguez’s term, through December 2020.

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Leticia Chavez-Garcia

Leticia Chavez-Garcia

Leticia Chavez-Garcia is a Mother, Grandmother, former Middle School Teacher, former Member of a School Board of Education and an Education Advocate for hundreds of parents and students in the Inland Empire. Having become a mother at 15, Leticia knows what it’s like to be a single mother trying to navigate the education system. Leticia received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and Public Administration from California Baptist University and a Masters’ Degree in Education Technology from Cal State Fullerton in her 30’s. Leticia has used her knowledge and experience to help hundreds of families as an Education Advocate in the Inland Empire and currently works as an Education Specialist.

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