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Johnson to join county board after losing bid for L.A. Unified post
Johnson to join county board after losing bid for L.A. Unified post

A week after losing a close election for the Los Angeles school board, Alex Johnson will take on a different leadership role in education. Johnson, 34, has accepted a nomination for the Los Angeles County school board. The seven-member body is appointed by county supervisors and oversees the county education office. Johnson will be the nominee of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who announced his choice Wednesday. For the last four years, Johnson has worked as a deputy for Ridley-Thomas, focusing on education and public safety. Ridley-Thomas also had been a primary backer of Johnson’s recent run for office. “I’ve been very impressed with his commitment to...

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