LAUSD Board Run Off Tuesday, May 17

Wed, 04/27/2011 (All day)

In a Los Angeles General Election on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, Bennett Keyser and Luis Sanchez face each other in a runoff election for the LAUSD School Board District 5 seat. Neither candidate achieved the fifty percent threshold in the March Primary to avoid a runoff: Sanchez received 48.5% of votes and Keyser receieved nearly 35%. Only residents who reside in LAUSD District 5 will vote in the run off (the sample ballot mailed to you will indicate what elections you will be voting in). District 5 encompasses the neighborhoods of Silverlake, Los Feliz, Mount Washington, Eagle Rock and El Sereno. To check if you are in the district please go here: Polling Place and Sample Ballot Lookup.

In February, Arts for LA released a survey of candidates running for local office. The survey provided an opportunity for candidates to articulate their awareness and support of arts & culture and arts education. To view the responses of Kayser and Sanchez, please click here.

Other useful links:

Bennet Keyser official website

Luis Sanchez official website  (to view the other elections taking place)


Smart Voter

Please add to your list of links re the 5/17 Voters who click on 'school' will find both the lausd runoff and the laccd runoff. is an on-line voter service project of the League of Women Voters. A nonpartisan politicala organization, LWV does not support or oppose any candidate or political party.


Frances Talbott-White, SoCal Liaison

LWVC Smart Voter Project