2024 LAUSD Elections
Los Angeles Candidates File To Run In March Primary
The filing period closes with 26 people declaring their intention to run for seats on LAUSD’s School Board. Next step: signature gathering.
“Especially in local elections, because hardly anybody pays attention to those — but it’s really important who’s mayor and who’s on the city council, county commissioners, sheriffs, district attorney, and of course the school board.”
– Jello Biafra
Alongside the Presidential, Senatorial, and House candidates on the ballot for the primary election on March 5, 2024, will be those running for seats on the Los Angeles City Council and Los Angeles Unified School Board. These “non-partisan” elections are run in a jungle format. If any of the candidates wins over 50% of the vote, then they will be declared the winner and will be sworn into office at the beginning of the next term. Otherwise, the top two vote-getters will face each other in the November General Election.
For the last several months, potential candidates have had the opportunity to register with the Los Angeles Ethics Commission so that they could begin fundraising. Then, as long as they had established residency within the boundaries of the office they wanted to run for by October 7, 2023, they were able to start filing a “Declaration of Intention to Become a Candidate” form with the City Clerk on November 6, 2023. This filing period closed today with 26 people indicating that they would attempt to collect enough signatures to appear on the ballot for the four odd-numbered Board seats:
Board District 1:
While the incumbent, George McKenna had initially indicated that he would be running for re-election, he changed his mind a few months later. Even before the filing period began, the field was crowded with eight people raising funds for their campaigns. All of them plus another four submitted the declarations during filing week:
- Sherlett Hendy Newbill