Obama Administration Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Endorses Kelly Gonez for School Board

March 29, 2017


LOS ANGELES – Today, former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced his support for Kelly Gonez in the race for school board in Los Angeles. Secretary Duncan was appointed U.S. Secretary of Education by President Barack Obama in 2009.

"I support Kelly Gonez and Nick Melvoin because they are both educators who are deeply committed to improving schools, supporting teachers, and empowering parents to find the schools that best meet the needs of their children. We need new blood on the Los Angeles School Board to bring a greater sense of urgency to improving America’s second-largest school district and giving every child, no matter their background, a greater shot at the American Dream.”

"As the only Democrat in the race with professional education experience -- from the classroom to President Obama's administration -- Kelly Gonez is by far the best candidate in the race to fight for California kids," Duncan continued. 

Kelly Gonez is running for LAUSD school board in District 6. A resident of Sylmar with her husband Manuel, Kelly teaches 7th grade science at a STEM-focused charter middle school in LAUSD.  She formerly served in the Obama administration where she focused on students from some of the most disadvantaged backgrounds.

Learn more at www.kellygonez.com.