(A short while ago, MayorSam received the following communique from Louis Pugliese);
Last week, the city clerk's office verified my ballot petitions, qualifying me to appear on the ballot as a candidate for the LAUSD District 3 Board seat in the upcoming March election.
I had decided to enter the race knowing that there were a field of other potential candidates willing to face the incumbent. As it has turned out, a number of candidates did not qualify, and the UTLA favorite also withdrew her name, leaving only my opponent and myself in nomination. While a campaign against an incumbent is always tough, I am now in the position of running once again without the support of either the teacher's union or of community groups aligned with the Mayor.
I find myself left with a difficult decision- to either concede to my opponent and withdraw my name from the ballot by the deadline tomorrow, or to remain in nomination to promote what I feel are the best ideas for our city's children, and to ensure that voters will at least have a choice in this critical time for public schools.
Tonight I have chosen the latter. I am announcing my official candidacy for the LAUSD Board of Education seat in District 3. I look forward to seeing you all on the campaign, and expect that this third time will certainly be the "charm."
Thank you for your support. Please visit my website and contribute whatever you can.
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