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LAUSD District 5: What We Know So Far

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RESULTS: EARLY RETURNS
(Last updated 11:58 p.m. Tuesday)

Keep in mind that even after all precincts have been counted, there will still be ballots to count. In some cases, it could be weeks before the official outcome is clear.

CandidateVotes%
Christina Martinez Duran14,90942.27%
Jackie Goldberg*20,36157.73%

* Incumbent

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LAUSD District 5 is shown in white. (Courtesy of LAUSD)

To date, Jackie Goldberg has not lost an election. She won races for Los Angeles Unified School Board in 1983 and 1987. Then, in City Council and State Assembly races — win, win, win, win, win.

And last spring, Goldberg returned to the LAUSD board after yet another campaign victory: she ran away with the special election called to fill the vacant Board District 5 seat. Goldberg’s running in today's election for a full, four-year term.

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Goldberg is again the favorite. Her challenger — educational consultant Christina Martinez Duran — has run a skeletal campaign.

But the question is whether a flood of spending from Bill Bloomfield, a deep-pocketed charter school advocate, has evened the odds.

Bloomfield has spent $1.3 million trying to sway the BD5 race, including $744,000 on negative ads against Goldberg.

Goldberg has championed teachers' union causes since her re-election in 2019 — but in the campaign finance race, United Teachers Los Angeles hasn’t kept pace. UTLA has spent around $230,000 to support Goldberg.

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