Former Reality TV Star Competing For LAUSD School Board Seat

Omarosa Manigault

Parents, how would you like a former reality TV star to dictate the future of your child’s education? 

Well, that may be happening soon. 

Omarosa Manigault, a former contestant on Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice” is among 13 candidates who filed papers for a seat on the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board.

If Manigault wins that seat, she would oversee the education of District 1, which covers the areas of South Los Angeles and West Los Angeles. 

Manigault is currently an assistant pastor in Boyle Heights and has written a book, “The Bitch Switch: Knowing How to Turn It On and Off.”

She will be competing against Lady Cage-Barile, a teacher, Alex Johnson, a deputy to Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Genethia Hayes, a former LAUSD school board member and other educators for the seat on the school board. 

The position became available after Marguerite LaMotte, a school board member, passed away last year. 

The election to see who wins the seat on the LAUSD board will be June 3.