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After being snubbed, Jackie Goldberg poised to advance to runoff in LAUSD election


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A longtime L.A. politician is one step closer to possibly regaining her seat on the L.A. Unified School Board. Jackie Goldberg won the most votes in a special election Tuesday to fill a vacant LAUSD board seat.

Goldberg launched her political career after two terms on the L.A. Unified School Board in the ‘80s.  She went on to serve on the L.A. City Council and in the State Assembly.  And while not all the votes have been counted yet, election night results show Goldberg with 48 percent of the votes — just shy of the majority she’d need to win the seat outright —  but seemingly enough to guarantee she’ll at least advance to a runoff between the top two candidates.  The nail-biter is for second place: Huntington Park City Councilwoman Graciela Ortiz is only about 53 votes ahead of former public works board member Heather Repenning.