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School board candidates support Inglewood initiative

logo-color1The Citizens for Revitalizing the City of Champions are in full campaign mode.  After submitting nearly 22,000 signatures to the Inglewood City Clerk’s office, the initiative should hit the ballot in June.  To put this in perspective, last November the city held elections, and 28% of the registered voters cast approx.16,000 votes. The campaign has many Inglewood residents working on ensuring the residents vote in favor of the project and two happen to be on the ballot in April, for the Advisory Board (non-voting seat) of the Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD).

Darius Leevy

Darius is no stranger to Inglewood politics.  He has worked behind the scenes to get former Mayor Danny Tabor and current District 1 councilman George Dotson, elected to the dais.  Darius recently ran for the West Basin water board, losing to Gloria Gray.  He served on the Inglewood Planning Commission and resides in Inglewood with his wife and children.

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D’Artagnan Scorza

D’Artagnan is an Inglewood native as well.  Having attended multiple IUSD schools, he is a graduate of Morningside High School and holds a Ph.D. from UCLA.  He worked for IUSD as a sustainability advisor, under former administrators Gary McHenry and  Kent Taylor.  He is the executive director of the Social Justice Learning Institute (SJLI) and many residents remember him from his Black Male Youth Academy and fruit tree giveaway at Morningside and his being the driving force, along with fellow candidate Margaret Richard-Bowers, behind 66% of the registered voters casting 37,000 votes in favor of Measure GG, a bond measure to fix our schools.  My former PTA hosted a MLK Service Day, which SJLI sponsored.  He is now the spokesperson for the City of Champions Revitalization campaign.

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Don’t forget we vote April 7th.  See you on the campaign trail…

**this article was neither solicited, sponsored nor an endorsement of the initiative**



About Melissa

I am a lifelong Inglewood resident living in District 4. I serve on PTA and School Site Council as Vice-President, for the last 8 years with Inglewood Unified School District. I volunteer on the Wellness Committee for ICEF Public Schools. I am an alumni of California State University, Dominguez Hills with a degree in Political Science. You can find me on Twitter under @CreoleMommie

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