Goldberg Takes Over 70% of Votes for LAUSD Board Seat; Opponent Concedes

Former Los Angeles Unified School District board member Jackie Goldberg took the majority of the votes against former teacher and mayoral aide Heather Repenning in Tuesday’s runoff election for the Board of Education.

Repenning conceded the race shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday, when the still unofficial count showed Goldberg ahead by a wide margin: she’d garnered 71.62% or 17,218 votes, with all precincts reporting; Repenning’s tally was 28.38%, or 6,824 votes.

Voter turnout represented just 7.69% of those eligible to cast a ballot.

United Teachers Union Los Angeles (UTLA) representatives didn’t wait for the official results before issuing a statement regarding what they called “a decisive victory” and praising Goldberg’s ”long and storied history of fighting for students, standing with educators and partnering with parents to support our schools.”

Goldberg and Repenning were vying to join the seven-member Board of Education, which has a seat left vacant by the resignation of Ref Rodriguez, who stepped down last July after pleading guilty to conspiracy and other charges for laundering campaign donations from family and friends. Click here to read more: