The election for three seats on Beverly Hills Unified School District school board is less than a week away and the four candidates are campaigning to the very end as they try to bring in voters. They are out walking the streets, according to their websites, and some are still holding meet-and-greet coffees.
Board Vice President , El Rodeo parent , educator and producer and Beverly Vista parent are running in the Nov. 8 election. Margo is trying to become only the second Beverly Hills resident in recent memory to win an election as a write-in candidate.
At least one-third of the expected electorate has already cast their ballot. The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office has received 1,478 vote-by-mail ballots, an increase of about 400 ballots from the week before, spokeswoman Marcia Ventura told Patch Thursday. Historically, only 15 to 20 percent of the city’s 21,000 registered voters vote in board elections.
Want to meet the candidates? Goldberg will be at his last coffee 7 p.m. Thursday at 321 S. Bedford Drive. RSVP to Julie Gilberg, one of 14 people hosting the event.
Bilak will be at a breakfast 10 a.m. Friday at 710 N. Rodeo Drive. It is hosted by Andrea Kune, Lillian Raffel and Noushin Stan as well as the Los Angeles Westside Chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC). To RSVP call 310-892-1334.
The NWPC is dedicated to recruiting and training women who favor equality and reproductive freedom to run for political office. The organization announced Nov. 2 that it had endorsed Bilak, who recently lost over an to a Beverly Hills High School student trying to organize a candidate debate.
Bilak will also be meeting people on Saturday Nov. 5 between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Nessah Synagogue, 142 S. Rexford Drive in the Shofet and Weiss Halls.
Hall will be meeting potential voters on Monday Nov. 7 at Le Pain Quotidien, 9630 S. Santa Monica Blvd., from 9-11 a.m.
Margo has no more coffees scheduled but welcomes calls and questions from residents. Margo can be reached via his website, where he posts at least once a day where he is campaigning.