Netflix CEO drops $400,000 into school superintendent race
Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings, a former member of the state board of education, has opened up his wallet to help Larry Aceves in the race for state superintendent of public instruction.
Hastings contributed $400,000 to an independent committee to promote Aceves in the closing days of the campaign. The nonpartisan race features two Democrats -- Aceves, a former school superintendent, and Assemblyman Tom Torlakson (D-Antioch).
Torlakson's campaign has been buoyed by millions of dollars in contributions from teachers unions. Aceves was the top vote-getter in a primary that also features Sen. Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles).
Hastings backed Romero in the primary, but she finished third in a crowded field.
-- Anthony York in Sacramento