My name is Mike Lansing, and I am a candidate for LAUSD School Board District 7. I was a teacher and school administrator for 17 years before becoming Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club 26 years ago. Also, I was formerly a member of the LAUSD School Board from 1999 to 2007. I am running because I believe in putting students first and that balancing an underfunded budget by making tough and strategic choices must be the discussion moving forward. Child development and student achievement have been the focus of my career for over 40 years and I hope to bring that success and experience to the District 7 School Board seat once again.