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A.C. Pruneda

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A.C. Pruneda
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Former candidate for
Board member, Mission Board of Trustees, Place 6
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 10, 2014
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A.C. Pruneda was a candidate for the Place 6 seat on the Mission Board of Trustees in Texas. He was defeated by fellow challenger Petra B. Ramirez in the general election on May 10, 2014.


Pruneda is an optometrist with his own practice.[1]



See also: Mission Consolidated Independent School District elections (2014)


A.C. Pruneda ran for election against Petra B. Ramirez and Rigo Sariñana in the general election on May 10, 2014.


Mission Consolidated Independent School District, Place 6, 4-year term, May 10, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPetra B. Ramirez 41.7% 1,490
     Nonpartisan A.C. Pruneda 31.7% 1,133
     Nonpartisan Rigo Sariñana 26.6% 952
Total Votes 3,575
Source: Hidalgo County, Texas, "Unofficial Results," accessed May 12, 2014 These results are unofficial.


Pruneda did not file a campaign finance report with the Texas Ethics Commission.[2]


Pruneda did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.


Pruneda lost as a write-in candidate against outgoing Place 6 trustee James E. Olivarez. He garnered 26% of the vote in the general election.[1]

Campaign themes


Pruneda argued for lower property taxes and wiser spending policies during an interview with The Monitor.[1]

About the district

See also: Mission Consolidated Independent School District, Texas
Mission Consolidated Independent School District is located in Hidalgo County, Texas
Mission Consolidated Independent School District is located in Hidalgo County, Texas. The county seat of Hidalgo County is Edinburg. The county's population was 774,769 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[3]


Hidalgo County underperforms in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 15.6 percent of Hidalgo County residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 26.3 percent rate for the state of Texas. Hidalgo County had a median income of $33,218 in 2010 compared to $51,563 for Texas. The poverty rate for Hidalgo County was 35.0 percent in 2010 compared to a 17.4 percent rate for the rest of the state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Hidalgo County (%) Texas (%)
White 97.2 80.6
Black or African American 0.8 12.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 1.0
Asian 1.1 4.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0 0.1
Two or More Races 0.4 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 90.9 38.2

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[4][5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Monitor, "Eight candidates vying for three seats on Mission school board," April 26, 2014
  2. Texas Ethics Commission, "Campaign Finance Reports," accessed April 29, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Hidalgo County," accessed March 11, 2014
  4. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  5. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.