Jackie Goldberg has strong lead in early returns to fill key L.A. school board seat

Jackie Goldberg, who served two terms on the Los Angeles school board decades ago, was making a strong bid Tuesday to return to that role in a pivotal special election.

With all precincts reporting at 11:20 p.m., Goldberg, 74, was the leading vote-getter with over 48% of all votes cast — far ahead of nine other candidates on the ballot. Yet to be counted are later-arriving mail-in ballots and provisional ballots — for which the voter’s eligibility must be verified.

Still, it seems unlikely that Goldberg will win a majority of all votes cast, which means she’ll face a runoff with the second-place finisher.

Goldberg said her strong showing symbolized a growing push to bring needed resources to schools. Click here to read more: https://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-edu-lausd-school-board-election-20190305-story.html