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Union backing influential in all but one L.A. Community College race
Union backing influential in all but one L.A. Community College race

In most elections for seats on the Los Angeles Community College District board of trustees, the candidates with the backing of the faculty union typically are the victors. In three of the four races on Tuesday's ballot, the candidates supported by the union enjoy a huge funding edge over their opponents, as they almost always do. But in the competition for one seat, the faculty-backed candidate, Francesca Vega, has a relatively slim financial advantage over her closest rival, Andra Hoffman. If Hoffman wins, she would join two other trustees, Nancy Pearlman and Ernest Moreno, who were not endorsed by the faculty union in their most recent elections. The Vega-Hoffman race has...

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