Ellen Multari has moved around a lot, from Illinois, Oregon and Northern California to La Cañada, and has always made a point to get involved in her children’s school districts.
“I’ve seen a wide variety of school offerings,” Multari said. “My M.O. has been to throw myself head-first into the school systems that my kids are in. It’s a passion for me.”
Multari announced this week she will be throwing her hat in the ring for one of two open seats on the La Cañada Unified School District’s Governing Board in the next election, which takes place on Nov. 8.
Cindy Wilcox and Jeanne Broberg’s positions on the school board will each be up for grabs in the upcoming election. There will be at least one new face on the board, as Wilcox in March announced she won’t be seeking reelection.
Multari first became interested in running for the school board before the 2009 elections. She felt she didn’t have enough gravitas to be a player at that point after moving to La Cañada in 2007, so she decided to hold off.