Kayser plans to end run for his former L.A. school board seat

Bennett Kayser said Monday that he plans to drop out of the race to fill the L.A. school board seat he once held — which has been open since Ref Rodriguez resigned from the board in July.

Kayser was one of 17 candidates who declared their intention to run for the job in a March special election. He said he took himself out of the race to try to consolidate support for another candidate, Jackie Goldberg, who also previously served on the board.

Rodriguez stepped down after pleading guilty to one felony count and three misdemeanors related to campaign finance violations in the 2015 election, in which he defeated Kayser, the incumbent.

Goldberg served two terms on the school board, ending in 1991. She went on to the L.A. City Council and state Legislature. She and Kayser both were longtime teachers. Click here to read more: https://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-edu-kayser-school-board-election-20181119-story.html