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Green Party member Nancy Pearlman is elected to the Los Angeles
Community College District Board of Trustees, Seat 6
Pearlman's victory comes in the largest district in the U.S. to elect a
Green - 2,125,050 registered voters
Pearlman is LA County's sixth Green Party member to be holding elected
office at the present and the 34th California Green to be doing so statewide.
4th Time Is the Charm in Race for Trustee
By ZANTO PEABODY, DUKE HELFAND, Times Staff Writers
Four-time Los Angeles Community College District trustee candidate
Nancy Pearlman won a spot on the board in a surprise landslide victory
over Samuel J. "Joey" Hill.
Pearlman, 53, of Los Angeles, won 63% of the vote Tuesday after
trailing Hill by 4% in a crowded primary of four candidates.
It was as though every voter who chose one of the two losing
candidates in April switched their vote to Pearlman.
"The public kept telling me they wanted me there," said Pearlman, who
unsuccessfully ran for the office in 1995, 1997 and 1999. "I've learned
from all my previous experiences, and my supporters helped me get to the
voters we hadn't reached before."
Pearlman, a Green Party candidate who raised $1,000 for the campaign,
stressed that she would be the independent voice on a seven-member board
that she considers too swayed by staff and faculty unions.
"I know I'm going to have to work with people . . . I've criticized,"
Pearlman said. "But I am not critical of them as individuals, only of some
of the decisions they've made."
Hill, an aide to state Sen. Kevin Murray (D-Culver City), was
incredulous at the election's outcome.
"No one I know can think of any rational reason she would have gotten
two out of three votes in June when she got only one in three in April,"
Hill said. "I was more than a little surprised. I was shocked."
Hill outspent Pearlman 100 to 1 in the race.