2020 Election Results

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February 28, 2020

These are the election results, pending challenges. The results must be certified by the UTLA Board to be official.

Once all election cycles are complete, the new officers and Board of Directors members take office July 1, 2020, and will serve until June 30, 2023.

First Round Election Results

This first round of voting ran from February 3 to February 28, 2020. UTLA members cast ballots for the seven citywide officer positions as well as for seven seats on the UTLA Board of Directors. In six of the Areas the director candidates were uncontested.

  • Citywide Officer: The candidate declared the winner in their respective category is listed first. Candidates for officer positions must get 50% plus 1 of the vote to avoid a runoff and be elected.
  • Board of Directors: Candidates for Board of Directors are elected in each Area. The top three NEA vote-getters and the top AFT candidate are considered elected.
  • BOD Special Category: The candidate declared the winner in their respective category is listed. Candidates for BOD Special Category with the most votes are considered elected.
  • Area Chairs: Area Chairpersons are elected from among the four Board of Directors Members, newly elected to each UTLA Area. The Area Chairperson election for that area is conducted in the second round of balloting, if contested. For the 2020 UTLA Election cycle there were no contested elections for Area Chair.

Candidates for Citywide Officer

Contested

UTLA President

  • Candidate PhotoCecily Myart-CruzElected3627
    Votes
    68.62
    Percent
  • Candidate PhotoMarisa Crabtree558
    Votes
    10.56
    Percent
  • Candidate PhotoInnocent Osunwa467
    Votes
    8.83
    Percent
  • Candidate PhotoSoni Lloyd381
    Votes
    7.21
    Percent
  • Candidate PhotoGreg Russell253
    Votes
    4.79
    Percent

UTLA NEA Vice President

  • Candidate PhotoAlex Caputo-PearlElected3555
    Votes
    67.04
    Percent
  • Candidate PhotoWil Page1215
    Votes
    22.91
    Percent
  • Candidate PhotoGabriel Serrano533
    Votes
    10.05
    Percent

UTLA AFT Vice President

  • Candidate PhotoJuan RamirezElected3712
    Votes
    71.63
    Percent
  • Candidate PhotoToni Henderson1470
    Votes
    28.37
    Percent

UTLA Elementary Vice President

  • Candidate PhotoGloria MartinezElected3813
    Votes
    74.3
    Percent
  • Candidate PhotoMelissa Tellez1319
    Votes
    25.7
    Percent

UTLA Secondary Vice President

  • Candidate PhotoJulie Van WinkleElected3094
    Votes
    59.58
    Percent
  • Candidate PhotoDavid Feldman1604
    Votes
    30.89
    Percent
  • Candidate PhotoJeremy Zwang-Weissman495
    Votes
    9.53
    Percent

UTLA Treasurer

  • Candidate PhotoAlex OrozcoElected3297
    Votes
    63.09
    Percent
  • Candidate PhotoTomas Flores1378
    Votes
    26.37
    Percent
  • Candidate PhotoAntoine Taylor551
    Votes
    10.54
    Percent

UTLA Secretary

  • Candidate PhotoArlene InouyeElected3856
    Votes
    73.22
    Percent
  • Candidate PhotoDavid Lyell1410
    Votes
    26.78
    Percent

Uncontested (candidates elected by acclamation)

N/A

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Candidates for Area Board of Director

Contested

Valley East Area

NEA UTLA Board of Director

  • Candidate PhotoScott Mandel *Elected531
    Votes
    32.46
    Percent
  • Candidate PhotoVictoria CasasElected424
    Votes
    25.92
    Percent
  • Candidate PhotoHector Perez-RomanElected396
    Votes
    24.21
    Percent
  • Candidate PhotoLeonard Goldberg285
    Votes
    17.42
    Percent

AFT UTLA Board of Director

  • Candidate PhotoJennifer GottliebElected437
    Votes
    55.67
    Percent
  • Candidate PhotoMel House348
    Votes
    44.33
    Percent

Valley West Area

NEA UTLA Board of Director

  • Candidate PhotoWendi DavisElected570
    Votes
    30.17
    Percent
  • Candidate PhotoBruce Newborn *Elected555
    Votes
    29.38
    Percent
  • Candidate PhotoMelodie BitterElected495
    Votes
    26.2
    Percent
  • Diane Newell269
    Votes
    14.24
    Percent
* indicates that the candidate also ran for Area Chairperson

Uncontested (candidates elected by acclamation)

AFT UTLA Board of Director

  • Candidate PhotoJavier RomoElected

North Area

NEA UTLA Board of Director

  • Candidate PhotoKarla GriegoElected
  • Candidate PhotoRebecca SolomonElected
  • Candidate PhotoRosa Jimenez *Elected

AFT UTLA Board of Director

  • Candidate PhotoMark RamosElected

South Area

NEA UTLA Board of Director

  • Candidate PhotoAyde BravoElected
  • Candidate PhotoMaria Miranda *Elected
  • Candidate PhotoClaudia SilvaElected

AFT UTLA Board of Director

  • Candidate PhotoL. Cynthia MatthewsElected

East Area

NEA UTLA Board of Director

  • Candidate PhotoAdrian Tamayo *Elected
  • Candidate PhotoYolanda TamayoElected
  • Candidate PhotoMarcela ChagoyaElected

AFT UTLA Board of Director

  • Candidate PhotoIngrid GunnellElected

West Area

NEA UTLA Board of Director

  • Candidate PhotoGeorgia Flowers-Lee *Elected
  • Candidate PhotoMarie GermaineElected
  • Candidate PhotoJennifer VillaryoElected

AFT UTLA Board of Director

  • Candidate PhotoNoah Lippe-KleinElected

Central Area

NEA UTLA Board of Director

  • Anibal Avila-HernandezElected
  • Mark MuskrathElected
  • Claudia RodriguezElected

AFT UTLA Board of Director

  • Stacie Webster *Elected

Harbor Area

NEA UTLA Board of Director

  • Candidate PhotoJennifer McAfee *Elected
  • Candidate PhotoPhylis HoffmanElected
  • Candidate PhotoElizabeth UntalanElected

AFT UTLA Board of Director

  • Rosa DiazElected
* indicates that the candidate also ran for Area Chairperson

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Candidates for Special Categories Director

Contested

UTLA Board of Director – Adult Education

  • Candidate PhotoMatthew KoganElected105
    Votes
    59.32
    Percent
  • Candidate PhotoMarc Wutschke72
    Votes
    40.68
    Percent

UTLA Board of Director – Substitute Teachers

  • Candidate PhotoFrancisco MartinezElected145
    Votes
    66.51
    Percent
  • Candidate PhotoBenny Madera73
    Votes
    33.49
    Percent

UTLA Board Director – Bilingual Education

  • Candidate PhotoCheryl OrtegaElected499
    Votes
    61.38
    Percent
  • Candidate PhotoJasmine Wang314
    Votes
    38.62
    Percent

Uncontested (candidates elected by acclamation)

UTLA Board of Director – Early Education Center (EEC) Director

  • Teri HarnikElected

UTLA Board of Director – Health & Human Services

  • Candidate PhotoMallorie EvansElected

UTLA Board of Director – Special Education

  • Candidate PhotoDeborah SchneiderElected

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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are changes to the election process that have been put in place for the safety and welfare of our members. The UTLA building is closed. Meetings will be held virtually. Communication will be through email. All forms, statements, etc. will be submitted through this website.