Abigail M. Medina

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Abigail M. Medina
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Board member, San Bernardino City Unified School District, At-large
Member
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolEl Camino Real High School
Personal
ProfessionFounder, Talented and Gifted in the Inland Empire
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
Abigail M. Medina was a candidate for an at-large seat on the San Bernardino City Unified School District School Board that was first elected in the general election on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Abigail M. Medina is a founder of the non-profit organization Talented and Gifted in the Inland Empire. She is a parent representative to the California Association for the Gifted and also serves as the vice president of the District English Learners’ Advisory Council. Medina is married to her husband Jesus and they have five children that attend San Bernardino City Unified schools.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: San Bernardino City Unified School District elections (2013)

Election results

On November 5, 2013, candidates Danny Tillman, Barbara Flores and Abigail M. Medina defeated four challenging candidates for three seats on the San Bernardino Unified School District Board of Education.

San Bernardino City Unified School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDanny Tillman 20.2% 6,322
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Flores 19.7% 6,156
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAbigail M. Medina 16.7% 5,217
     Nonpartisan Judi Penman 16.5% 5,156
     Nonpartisan Kaisar Ahmed 12.3% 3,858
     Nonpartisan Sonia Fernandez 10.2% 3,197
     Nonpartisan Joe Navarro 4.3% 1,333
Total Votes 31,239
Source: San Bernardino County, "Governing Board Member; San Bernardino City Unified School District Voter Information" accessed December 13, 2013

Opposition

Abigail M. Medina ran against six other candidates including incumbents Judy Penman, Danny Tillman and Barbara Flores as well as challengers Kaisar Ahmed, Sonia Fernandez and Joe Navarro.[2]

Funding

Abigail Medina reported $23,554 in contributions and $20,415 in expenditures to the San Bernardino Registrar of Voters, which left her campaign with $3,139 on hand.

Endorsements

Abigail M. Medina has received official endorsements from CWA Substitute Teachers Union Local 9588, San Bernardino School Police Officers Association, Inland Empire Chicano Latino Caucus, California Friends of the African American Caucus, as well as current SBCUSD Board members Lynda Savage, Danny Tillman and Michael Gallo.[3]

What was at stake?

Three at-large seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Incumbent board president Barbara Flores sought re-election along with incumbents Judy Penman and Danny Tillman.

About the district

See also: San Bernardino City Unified School District, California
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San Bernardino City Unified School District is located on the southwestern edge of San Bernardino County, California in San Bernardino, California. San Bernardino According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 209,924 residents.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
Race San Bernardino (%) California (%)
White 45.6 57.6
Black or African American 15.0 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native .3 1.0
Asian 4.0 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.4 0.4
Two or More Races 5.1 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 60.0 37.6

Demographics

San Bernardino underperforms the rest of California when measured on the basis of median household income, percentage of residents living below the poverty level, percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a Bachelor's degree and percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma. The median household income in San Bernardino was $40,161 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 48.2% of San Bernardino residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 12.7 in California. The US Census also showed the poverty rate in San Bernardino was 28.6% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 68.0% of San Bernardino residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[6]

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