Runoffs will decide the balance of power on L.A. School Board

March 8, 2007
Mayor Villaraigosa hopes his allies will win a majority of seats

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the union for teachers in the Los Angeles Unified District are gearing up for a runoff election that will determine whether the mayor gains a friendly majority on the school board--and a long-sought measure of control over the school system. Tuesday's election gave Villaraigosa-backed candidates one win and one loss; two races will be decided in runoffs on May 15, and the candidates endorsed by the mayor are considered favorites.

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