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Outspent by rival, McKenna drew on connections in school board victory
Outspent by rival, McKenna drew on connections in school board victory

In this week's election for a seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education, one side had deep pockets and extensive political connections; the other side had people such as Orley Frost Jr. Frost, 50, said he remembers the winner — George McKenna — from McKenna's days as assistant principal of Mount Vernon Junior High School, near Frost's polling place. "When students did well, he'd invite a group over to his house to use his swimming pool and make them lunch," Frost recalled. McKenna always sent the message that "he was serious about the community and the kids." Frost and others like him were the key to the success of McKenna, 73, whose...

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