Voters head to the polls in city council and school board races

Voters have until 8 p.m. to cast their ballots in several L.A. City Council and L.A. Unified School Board races.

In Council District 4, which stretches from Los Feliz and Silver Lake to Sherman Oaks, Carolyn Ramsay and David Ryu  are seeking to replace termed-out Councilman Tom LaBonge. Ramsay, who has served as a top deputy on LaBonge’s staff, has picked up major endorsements from Mayor Eric Garcetti and the L.A. Times,  while Ryu, who has worked in health care development and public affairs, has raised the profile of Korean Americans running for elected office.

Voters in L.A. Unified School Board District 5, which  includes Eastside neighborhoods and beyond, will choose between incumbent Bennett Kayser and  challenger Ref Rodriguez, a co-founder of a charter school operator.  Kayser, a Silver Lake resident, has the backing of teacher unions while Rodriguez has attracted endorsements from the L.A. Times and large amounts of financial support from charter school groups.

The City Clerk will be posting unofficial results tonight as the votes are tabulated.  Voters can locate their polling place on the L.A. County Registar-Recorder/Clerk’s  website.


  1. VOTE for Bennett Kayser today!

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