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For Immediate Release: February 22, 2019

Contact: Nancy Jackson (213) 978-1960

Independent spending in the special election to fill the vacancy in Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education (LAUSD) District 5 has reached approximately $1,113,422. The special primary election will be held March 5, 2019, and a general election, if necessary, will be held May 14.

Independent spending occurs when a person, including an organization, incurs costs to support or oppose a candidate and does not coordinate with a candidate. When a person makes or incurs at least $1,000 in independent spending, the person must report the spending and provide a copy of the related communication to the Ethics Commission. Currently in the LAUSD District 5 race, that reporting must be done within 24 hours of making or incurring the costs.

Candidates also have reporting requirements. The second pre-election disclosure statement, covering campaign activity through February 16, 2019, was due February 21. According to these filings, candidates have raised approximately $923,058 and spent approximately $858,959.

Summaries and details about the LAUSD District 5 special election are provided on the Election Totals page. In addition, reports of campaign contributions, campaign communications, and independent spending may be searched and viewed through the Public Data Portal.

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The Ethics Commission was created by Los Angeles voters in 1990 to impartially administer and enforce the City’s governmental ethics, campaign financing, and lobbying laws.

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