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Updated: 'Apprentice' star Omarosa Manigault enters race for LA school board

In this file photo, Omarosa Manigault speaks onstage at the
In this file photo, Omarosa Manigault speaks onstage at the "All Star Celebrity Apprentice" breakfast session of the 2013 Winter TCA Tour - Day 3 at the Langham Hotel in January 2013 in Pasadena, Calif. Manigault has filed papers with the L.A. City Clerk's office to run for the open school board seat left by the late Marguerite LaMotte.
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A 10th candidate has joined the race for an open seat on the Los Angeles Unified school board: Omarosa Manigault, best known for her role as a contestant on the first season of Donald Trump's "The Apprentice."

In her filing with the Los Angeles City Clerk, Manigault describes herself as a teacher and children's advocate.


Manigault said she has a special education substitute teacher credential and has been called twice by L.A. Unified to teach but her schedule hasn’t allowed her to work in the classroom.

“I am running because I am passionate about making sure that every student has a high quality public education,” Manigault told KPCC> “I believe that education is a civil right. I've taught for Howard University, I'm currently an executive education professor there, I am the director of education and curriculum for the LA Clippers Youth camp, have been an arduous ambassador for St Jude's Children's Hospital.”

According to her web page, she teaches in the Executive Education Program and Executive MBA Program at Howard University School of Business.

The author of the book "THE BITCH SWITCH: Knowing How to Turn it on and Off," Manigault joins L.A. Unified insiders George McKenna and Genethia Hudley-Hayes in the race to replace Marguerite LaMotte, who died in December in the middle of her term.

Tuesday is the deadline for candidates to state their intent to run for the seat. The special election will take place June 3.

To get on the ballot those candidates will have to submit hundreds of valid signatures from voters in the district, which stretches from Palms and Koreatown to the Crenshaw district.