Candidate wants to be first African American board member


Kiyomi Kowalski

Kiyomi Kowalski is the disrupter candidate in the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education election. She is the sole challenger to three incumbents: Lesli Stein, Angela Cutbill and Dallas Lawrence.

Kowalski, 39, said she brings diversity to the Nov. 6 election.

She said that because about a quarter of the student population is non-white, it makes sense to elect a non-white board member to help shape the district’s goals.

Kowalski is an African-American ...

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