Los Angeles, CA – Dr. George McKenna has earned the endorsement of the Associated Administrators of Los Angeles (AALA), the union that represents principals and their assistants, in his bid for Los Angeles Unified School District's open board seat in District 1.
"George McKenna demonstrated that he understands the needs of students and how to work with principals, assistant principals and teachers in meeting student needs," said Judith Perez, president of the union. "From his background and experience as a teacher, a principal and a superintendent, he has a knowledge of educational issues and leadership, and he's not afraid to speak up on behalf of students."
"As a former teacher, a principal, and a superintendent, I can appreciate the role of our administrators in meeting the needs of our students," said McKenna. "I am honored to receive the support of AALA and I look forward to working with their organization to continuing move LAUSD forward.
McKenna is currently running to complete the late Marguerite LaMotte's term. LAUSD Board District 1 spans from Windsor Hills to the southwest, Cheviot Hills to the northwest, Hancock Park to the north, University Park to the northeast and parts of Gardena to the southeast and has been represented by an African-American since districts were first established in 1979. At 41 percent, it is the only LAUSD district with a plurality of African-American voters. The special election will be held during the June 3, 2014 state primary ballot, with a runoff if no candidate reaches 50 percent +1 vote scheduled for August 12, 2014.
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