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City Clerk Releases Candidate Videos For November 8 Election

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"As a board member, I will encourage, welcome, and expand meaningful parent and teacher participation in the decision-making process." - Marvin Rodrà guez

As part of the Los Angeles City Clerk's mission to provide information to voters, each candidate running for an LAUSD School Board seat is given the opportunity to record a video. These videos are played on the city's television station, LA CityView 35, and distributed on the clerk's YouTube channel. There is no cost to the candidates for participating in this program. The videos' production and distribution are provided as a public service.

The three non-incumbents in the November runoff election all recorded videos, which are embedded below. As with the primary election, Kelly Gonez did not provide a video. The LAUSD School Board President did not even bother to give voters her contact information so that they could ask questions. This should not be surprising given Gonez's propensity for ignoring public speakers during LAUSD Board meetings.

With the exception of the mayoral candidates, every candidate for a city office provided a video for the electorate. Links to these videos can be found on the LA City Clerk's website.

LAUSD Board District 2:

Rocio Rivas:

Maria Brenes:

LAUSD Board District 6:

Marvin A. Rodrà guez
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Kelly Gonez:

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Carl Petersen is a parent advocate for students with special education needs and public education. He was elected to the Northridge East Neighborhood Council and is the Education Chair. As a Green Party candidate in LAUSD's District 2 School Board race, he was endorsed by Network for Public Education (NPE) Action. Dr. Diane Ravitch has called him "a valiant fighter for public schools in Los Angeles." For links to his blogs, please visit www.ChangeTheLAUSD.com. Opinions are his own.

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Carl Petersen is a parent, an advocate for students with special education needs, an elected member of the Northridge East Neighborhood Council, a member of the LAUSD's CAC, and was a Green Party candidate in LAUSD's District 2 School Board race. During the campaign, the Network for Public Education (NPE) Action endorsed him, and Dr. Diane Ravitch called him a " (more...)

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