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SEVEN OUT OF TEN MAYORS IN LAUSD’S BOARD DISTRICT 5 AREA ENDORSE GRACIELA ORTIZ

Graciela Ortiz

STAFF REPORT

The Huntington Park City Councilwoman and LAUSD educator continues to gain momentum as she heads into the LAUSD Board District 5 special election and/or regular school board election, pending board decision.

LOS ANGELES, CA – Huntington Park Councilwoman and LAUSD educator Graciela Ortiz continues to gather momentum by securing 7 out of the 10 Mayor endorsements within LAUSD Board District 5.  Ortiz announced on July 25, 2018, that she would be running for the LAUSD Board District 5 special election and/or regular school board election, pending board decision.

Ortiz stated: “I am humbled with the overwhelming support from fellow colleagues and local leaders within District 5. I am appreciative of all 7 out of the 10 Mayors within the district that have Endorsed me.  This is the type of unity and leadership that our children deserve because by working together we can bring the necessary resources to our communities.”

Ortiz has acquired the following endorsements of Mayors all within board district 5, which places her ahead of the race in a district where she was born, raised and attended all local schools:

  • Jhonny Pineda, Mayor, City of Huntington Park
  • Maria Belen Bernal, Mayor, City of South Gate
  • Chris Garcia, Mayor, City of Cudahy
  • Vanessa Delgado, Mayor, City of Montebello
  • Hugo Argumedo, Mayor, City of Commerce
  • Ramon Medina, Mayor, City of Maywood
  • Jose Luis Solache, Mayor, City of Lynwood

Ortiz has been a pupil services and attendance counselor for 12 years at various LAUSD schools, including the past five years at Linda Esperanza Marquez High School, which is a LAUSD “Public Choice High School” in Huntington Park.

Ortiz was born and raised within Board District 5, graduated from UCLA and received a master’s degree in social work from Cal State University, Long Beach.

Ortiz said: “It’s time to unite and put the needs of the children first.  I will lead the fight to ensure that all our schools have equal resources, improved facilities and access to higher education for all students.”

 

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