2024 LAUSD Elections

School Board Races Are Set

The Los Angeles City Clerk’s office has finished verifying signatures that candidates provided to secure a place on the LAUSD primary ballot.

Carl J. Petersen
Dialogue & Discourse
4 min readDec 13, 2023

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You have to be involved during midterm elections, you have to care about what happens at a school board level.

– Barack Obama

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On November 11, 2023, 26 potential candidates for the LAUSD School Board pulled petitions from the Los Angeles City Clerk in their quest to have their names appear on the March 5, 2024, primary ballot. To qualify they had to collect at least 500 signatures from registered voters within their Board District. They had 25 days to accomplish this task.

As the filing deadline approached, the field had already been reduced by two as two candidates had formerly withdrawn from the Board District 1 race. Four additional candidates failed to submit petitions with the required signatures, reducing the number of potential candidates to 21.

After completing the signature verification process, the Los Angeles City Clerk’s office announced on December 12, 2023, that three additional candidates did not have enough…

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Carl J. Petersen
Dialogue & Discourse

Parent, special education advocate and former LAUSD School Board candidate. Still fighting for the children. www.ChangeTheLAUSD.com