Citywide and Special Category Candidate Videos Now Available

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Citywide and Special Category candidates were invited to have filmed statement and Q&A videos. All voters will be voting in Citywide Officer races. Special Directors serve members throughout the District, so they were also invited to participate along with the Citywide Officer candidates.The Directors named in the Constitution are Health and Human Services, Substitute Teachers, Adult Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, and Bilingual Education. Only members who work in these areas will see these candidates on their ballot. The three contested races for this election cycle are: Special Ed., Substitutes, and Early Childhood Ed.

Candidates who participated are listed below in the order in which their video was filmed. You can also view these same videos under their individual listings in the Candidates section or on our YouTube.

Note: all videos have accurate captioning — tap the “CC” icon when a video is playing.


Mallorie Evans
Candidate for UTLA Health & Human Services

Cheryl Ortega
Candidate for UTLA Bilingual Education

Alex Orozco
Candidate for UTLA Secondary Vice President

David Riess
Candidate for UTLA Substitute Teachers

Georgia Flowers Lee
Candidate for UTLA NEA Vice President

Denisha Jordan
Candidate for UTLA Treasurer

Cecily Myart-Cruz
Candidate for UTLA President

Mark Muskrath
Candidate for UTLA Secondary Vice President

Leonard Segal
Candidate for UTLA President

Julie Van Winkle
Candidate for UTLA AFT Vice President

Jennifer McAfee
Candidate for UTLA Secretary

Gloria Martinez
Candidate for UTLA Treasurer

Brenda Brown
Candidate for UTLA Early Education Center Director

Francisco Martinez
Candidate for UTLA Substitute Teachers

Michele Middleton, Candidate for UTLA Treasurer

Greg Russell
Candidate for UTLA President

Rosa Jimenez
Candidate for UTLA Secondary Vice President

Maria Miranda
Candidate for UTLA Elementary Vice President

Midsanon ‘Soni’ Lloyd
Candidate for UTLA AFT Vice President

Laura McCutcheon
Candidate for UTLA NEA Vice President

Deborah Schneider-Solis
Candidate for UTLA Special Education

Tracey Schroeder
Candidate for UTLA Elementary Vice President

Meet The Candidates

Citywide Officer | Area Board of Director | Special Categories Director

Candidate photos, flyers, statements, and links are now all added, as well as video statements and Q&As for citywide and special category candidates who participated.

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