Reality Star Omarosa Manigault Running For LAUSD Board Seat
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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Reality star Omarosa Manigault, best known as a competitor on TV’s “The Apprentice,” has filed paperwork to run for the LAUSD Board of Education, according to the Los Angeles City Clerk’s office.
Manigault filed paperwork Friday for the District 1 special election, which will be held on June 3.
The winner will serve out the remaining term of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died in December.
The 40-year-old, who listed her occupation as a “teacher/children advocate,” is one of ten candidates to enter the race.
Manigault gained notoriety on the first season of Donald Trump’s reality show and later returned for two other editions of the program.
She also appeared on nearly two dozen other reality shows.
Manigault was engaged to actor Michael Clarke Duncan prior to his death following complications from a heart attack in September 2012.
All candidates to file a declaration of intention with the city include:
David Earle Moch – Educator
Genethia Hudley-Hayes – Education Consultant
George McKenna – Retired Principal/Superintendent
Hattie B. McFrazier – Retired Educator/Counselo
Sherlett Hendy Newbill – Teacher/Mother/Coach
Rachel C. Johnson – Educator/Gardena Councilmember
Marco P. Mendoza – Parent
Alison “Alis” Noel – Education Advocate/Engineer
Marilyn Veincentotzs – Educator/School Psychologist/Professor
Omarosa O. Manigault – Teacher/Children Advocate
Alex Johnson – Education Policy Advisor