Celebrities like John Legend, Tim Robbins and John Lithgow, as well as politicians Bernie Sanders and Maxine Waters, have endorsed candidates for a position that pays $45,000 a year.

As of April 29, total outside spending on the L.A. Unified election stands at $11.3 million — a figure that will only increase when the next report on campaign contributions is released by the L.A. Ethics Commission on May 12. The previous record for outside donations was $7.4 million, set during the board election of 2013.

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