The Los Angeles City Clerk has confirmed that LAUSD board member George McKenna submitted the required number of signatures from District 1 voters to qualify for the March 3, 2015 ballot. McKenna will run unopposed, because he is the only candidate to qualify for the ballot.

McKenna won a special election on Aug. 12 to complete the unexpired term of Marguerite LaMotte, who passed unexpectedly in December 2013. The term ends on June 30, 2015. McKenna must win re-election in March to earn a full four-year term through 2019.

“Securing voters signatures was an awesome grassroots effort and indicative of the support I maintain in the community from more than 50 years of service,” said McKenna.

“Even though we are running unopposed, we are still committed to running an aggressive campaign to educate voters about what McKenna is doing and wants to do as their representative,” said campaign manager Jewett Walker Jr. “From Cheviot Hills to Baldwin Hills, from Westmont to West Adams, from Hancock Park to Hyde Park, we’re going to touch every part of the district with our message.”

“Election season is a time of heightened awareness about policy issues, and I want to take advantage of the public’s attention,” said McKenna. “I relish the opportunity to reach out to voters, parents and members of the school community, and to discuss how we can work together to improve the education of our children and emancipate our community.”

LAUSD District 1 spans from Windsor Hills to the southwest, Cheviot Hills to the northwest, Hancock Park to the north, University Park to the northeast, and parts of Gardena to the southeast.