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Alex Arroyo
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Candidate for
Board member, East Aurora School District 131 Board of Education, At-large
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionMarch 20, 2012
Next generalApril 7, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolAurora Central Catholic High School
Bachelor'sSouthern Illinois University at Carbondale
Personal
Place of birthAurora, Illinois
ProfessionFlight attendant
Websites
Campaign website
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Alex Arroyo is a candidate seeking an at-large seat on the East Aurora School District 131 Board of Education in Illinois. He is running against two incumbents and six fellow challengers in the general election on April 7, 2015.[1]

Arroyo was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 84 of the Illinois House of Representatives. He was defeated in the primary election on March 20, 2012.

Biography

Arroyo earned his bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Elections

2015

See also: East Aurora School District 131 elections (2015)

Opposition

Four at-large seats on the East Aurora School District 131 Board of Education are up for general election on April 7, 2015. Only two incumbents, Raymond Hull and Mary Louise Peryea, are running for re-election. They face the following seven candidates: Alex Arroyo, Kenneth Darby, Julie Garofalo, Mary Garza, Kimberly Hatchett, John Laesch and Anita Lewis.

Results

This election will take place on April 7, 2015.

Endorsements

Arroyo has not received any official endorsements for this election.

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Arroyo ran in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 84. Arroyo was defeated by Stephanie Kifowit in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012.[2][3]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 84 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngStephanie Kifowit 48.6% 1,657
Alex Arroyo 26.3% 895
Carol Cheney 25.1% 857
Total Votes 3,409

Campaign themes

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2012

Arroyo's 2012 campaign website listed the following issues:[4]

  • Economy/Job Creation
Excerpt: "My top priority as your state representative is the creation of new jobs in our district and the preservation of jobs that are already here. A job is the cornerstone of a healthy family."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "Born and raised in the 84th District, I have seen the value of my house drop while my property taxes have continued to rise. As the only candidate who lives in the district, I do not have to sell my house and move if the voters elect me to represent them."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Education is the key to so much of what we do in Illinois. Our children truly are our future."

What's at stake?

2015

Issues in the district

New superintendent hired

The East Aurora School District 131 hired Dr. Michael Popp as its new superintendent in March 2015. Before accepting the position Popp served as the executive director for teaching and learning at the Indian Prairie School District 204. He will replace the district's former superintendent Dr. Jerome Roberts on April 1, 2015.[5]

Popp grew up on Chicago's south side. He earned his bachelor's degree in special studies from Cornell College in Iowa in 1988. He went on to earn both a master's degree in educational leadership and a doctoral degree in education from Aurora University. He began his career in education teaching English at St. Rita High School, where he graduated. He later worked as a dean and a principal before taking on administrative roles.[5]

After Roberts announced his retirement, the board of education asked the community for input on selecting the new superintendent through surveys, forums and in-person interviews.[5]

About the district

See also: East Aurora School District 131, Illinois
East Aurora School District 131 is located in DuPage County, Ill.

East Aurora School District 131 is located in DuPage County in northeastern Illinois. The county seat of DuPage County is Wheaton. DuPage County was home to 932,126 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.[6] During the 2011-2012 school year, East Aurora School District 131 was the 12th-largest school district by enrollment in Illinois and served 14,502 students.[7]

Demographics

DuPage County outperformed the rest of Illinois in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 46.3 percent of DuPage County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 31.4 percent for Illinois as a whole. The median household income for DuPage County was $78,487, while it was $56,797 for the entire state. The poverty rate in DuPage County was 6.9 percent compared to 14.1 percent statewide.[6]

Racial Demographics, 2013[6]
Race DuPage County (%) Illinois (%)
White 81.7 77.7
Black or African American 5.1 14.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.6
Asian 11.0 5.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or more race 1.8 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 13.9 16.5

Presidential Voting Pattern, DuPage County[8]
Year Democratic Vote Green Party Vote Libertarian Vote Republican Vote Other Vote
2012 199,460 2,011 4,515 195,046 49
2008 228,698 865 1,844 183,626 2,940

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. 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.[9] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

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