LAUSD Vice President Nick Melvoin Endorses Allison Holdorff Polhill for LA City Council 


February 2, 2022

Kevin Liao,

LAUSD Vice President Nick Melvoin Endorses Allison Holdorff Polhill for LA City Council

Melvoin Joins 23 Principals and 68 Parent and Community Leaders Endorsing Holdorff Polhill’s Campaign 

LOS ANGELES — Allison Holdorff Polhill, candidate for LA City Council District 11, today announced the endorsement of Nick Melvoin, Vice President of the Los Angeles United School District (LAUSD) Board of Education. 

“I’m thrilled to endorse my former chief advisor and trusted confidant to serve as our next Councilmember and represent LA City Council District 11,” said School Board Vice President Nick Melvoin. “I have had the privilege of working alongside Allison since my first day in office, nearly five years ago, and she will be ready to lead on Day One. She has already worked tirelessly on behalf of CD11 constituents, from fixing broken sidewalks to school greening to protecting local elementary school campuses and ensuring safe passages to schools for families and children. Allison has consistently and relentlessly delivered results to individual schools and communities from Westchester to West Los Angeles and has collaborated across government entities along the way. At the school district, Allison quickly earned the nickname ‘the fixer’ because of her unique ability to respond, listen, and solve problems in a district with a $20 billion budget serving 600,000 kids. Thanks to Allison’s advocacy, hundreds of teachers were able to stay at their existing schools rather than being transferred — avoiding an academic disruption for both students and teachers. I am confident that she can tackle the serious problems our city faces with the same passion and innovation she brought to our schools, and I am proud to support her campaign for City Council.”

Holdorff Polhill has worked on behalf of students and families for over 25 years. When schools shut down during the pandemic, she visited every school in her jurisdiction, meeting with principals to make sure the needs of each community were met. She monitored food banks where more than 140 million meals were served and fought for an equitable distribution of internet access and digital devices so all students had access to virtual instruction.

“I am honored to receive Nick’s vote of confidence. Together, as your City Councilmember and with Nick leading LAUSD, we can coordinate many efforts including creating school parks for communities on the weekends and lifting our families and students experiencing homeless with wraparound services and other critical resources. We can make positive changes to improve the status quo. Nick has been a true champion for kids and families in our district. I am committed to working tirelessly to solve the challenges we face in our city, just as I have done for the kids and families in LAUSD. ” said Allison Holdorff Polhill.

Melvoin’s endorsement comes after 68 parent and community leaders and 23 principals and school leaders endorsed Holdorff Polhill’s campaign, all in their personal capacities.