LA Unified BOE Elections Attracting Lots of Cash

So... there's an election March 7 in LA, and while the LA City Council races haven't drawn too much interest -- the LAUSD Board of Education is attracting lots (and lots) of campaign cash. 

From the LA Times: "The total outside spending in the city races as of Friday afternoon was $465,803. For the school board, it was $3,358,847."

Yikes. And who is the target? Again from the TImes "the largest spending was in District 4, covering the Westside and west San Fernando Valley, to defeat school board president Steve Zimmer ( $1,256,121 ). Zimmer also was the single candidate with the most money spent on his behalf ( $705,157 )."

Three of the seven seats on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education are up for primary election on March 7, anyone in a runoff will face a general election May 16. Winners will have to face the district's $1.46 billion cumulative deficit over the next three years. The Times had a good rundown after the filing deadline last year if you want to catch up on everyone who's running.