PRESS RELEASE: LAUSD Incumbent Fails to Get the Endorsement of Her Party

Los Angeles County Democratic Party voted tonight to provide “No Endorsement” in the LAUSD District 2 Board Race

Incumbents can usually expect the support of their party when they run for reelection. However, after ten years on the LAUSD Board, Mónica García was unable to inspire the confidence of her fellow Los Angeles County Democrats. Tonight the party delegates accepted on a consensus vote the Endorsement Committee’s recommendation of “No Endorsement”.


“If Democrats learn one thing from the November election it should be that when we abandon Democratic values, the voters will abandon us”, said Carl Petersen, one of García’s opponents in the March election. “Mónica García’s support of the privatization of education is almost identical to the policies of Trump and DeVos. I applaud the LACDP delegates for not rewarding a candidate who threatens the future of public education with an unquestioning support of charters, even ones that are failing their students.”

In comparison, Petersen supports the NAACP’s resolution calling for a “moratorium on charter school expansion and for the strengthening of oversight”. He is endorsed by Network for Public Education (NPE) Action and the North Valley Democratic Club.


I am a parent, special education advocate and a candidate in LAUSD’s District 2. I am endorsed by Network for Public Education (NPE) Action and Diane Ravitch called me a “strong supporter of public schools.” For additional information, please visit