L.A. City Clerk Announces Qualified Candidates For March 3 Primary Election

Los Angeles City Hall
Los Angeles City Hall

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Clerk’s Office today released the official list of 33 candidates who have qualified to appear on the ballot for the March 2020 City Council and Los Angeles Unified School Board of Education primary elections.
  
In the primary, the top two candidates with the most votes will move on to a general election runoff on Nov. 3.

The candidates who have qualified for the primary election ballot:

   Council District 2
   — Paul Krekorian, incumbent member of the City Council
   — Rudy Melendez, a laborer and artist
   — Ayinde Jones, an attorney

   Council District 4
   — Nithya Raman, a homelessness nonprofit leader
   — David Ryu, incumbent member of the City Council
   — Sarah Kate Levy, a writer and women’s advocate

   Council District 6
   — Bill Haller, a music studio owner
   — Nury Martinez, incumbent member of the City Council
   — Benito Benny Bernal, a community advocate

   Council District 8
   — Marqueece Harris-Dawson, incumbent member of the City Council

   Council District 10
   — Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles County Supervisor, district 2
   — Grace Yoo, a community leader and attorney
   — Melvin Snell, a human rights activist
   — Channing L. Martinez, a community organizer
   — Aura Vasquez, former Los Angeles Board of Water and Power commissioner

   Council District 12
   — John S. Lee, incumbent member of the City Council
   — Loraine Lundquist, an educator and scientist

   Council District 14
   — Raquel Zamora, an educator and businesswoman
   — Cyndi Otteson, an organizer and businesswoman
   — Kevin De Leon, a former California Senate member
   — John Jimenez, a nonprofit organization executive
   — Monica Garcia, a Los Angeles Unified School District board member

   LAUSD Board of Education District 1
   — George J. McKenna III, incumbent school board member

   LAUSD Board of Education District 3
   — Marilyn Koziatek, a school programs director
   — Scott Mark Schmerelson, incumbent school board member
   — Elizabeth Bartels-Badger, an educator of disabled students and a
businesswoman

   LAUSD Board of Education District 5
   — Christina Martinez Duran, a teacher and fiscal advisor
   — Jackie Goldberg, incumbent school board member

   LAUSD Board of Education District 7
   — Patricia Castellanos, a workforce deputy
   — Mike Lansing, a youth development CEO
   — Tanya Ortiz Franklin, an educator, lawyer and advocate
   — Silke M. Bradford, a senior education director
   — Lydia A. Gutierrez, a public school teacher

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