Amy C. Redding
|Amy C. Redding|
|Former candidate for|
|Board member, San Diego Unified School District, District B|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of California-San Diego|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Elections
- 3 Campaign themes
- 4 What was at stake?
- 5 About the district
- 6 Recent news
- 7 See also
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Redding is a parent and community volunteer. Redding earned her bachelor's degree from the University of California-San Diego and worked as a Senior Research Associate at Nanogen. She is the mother of two children that attend San Diego Unified schools. She serves as chair of the District Advisory Council for Compensatory Education and is a founding member of Parent Advisory Leaders.
Amy C. Redding ran against incumbent Kevin Beiser for the District B seat in the primary election on June 3, 2014. Redding and Beiser faced off again in the general election on November 4, 2014, and Redding was defeated by Beiser a second time.
|San Diego Unified School District, District B General Election, 4-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Kevin Beiser Incumbent||62.6%||104,963|
|Nonpartisan||Amy C. Redding||37.4%||62,737|
|Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Gubernatorial General Election: Tuesday, November 4, 2014," accessed January 2, 2015|
|San Diego Unified School District, District B Primary Election, 4-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Kevin Beiser Incumbent||68.3%||20,551|
|Nonpartisan||Amy C. Redding||31.7%||9,537|
|Source: County of San Diego, "Gubernatorial Primary Election, Tuesday, June 3, 2014, Official Results," June 24, 2014|
Redding reported $8,484.00 in contributions and $1,865.08 in expenditures to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters, leaving her campaign with $6,509.92 on hand.
Redding provided the following statement on her campaign website:
|“||For the last nine years, Amy Redding, a parent of 2 students attending San Diego public schools, has been championing the needs of San Diego Unified students through her work with PTA and the school site councils and as chair of a district level committee.
Amy Redding always fights for public money to be spent where it will have the greatest impact for students.
As an advocate for students and the wise use of public funds, Amy Redding has:
Amy Redding, as a School Board Trustee, will:
Amy Redding for San Diego School Board.......A Parent’s Voice for the Kids
—Amy C. Redding's campaign website, (2014), 
What was at stake?
Issues in the district
Superintendent clashes with teachers' union
In April 2014, Superintendent Cindy Marten issued an initial contract proposal to the San Diego Education Association (SDEA), which is the local branch of the California Teacher's Association (CTA). Marten's proposal included changes in compensation policy, the inclusion of student and parent feedback in teacher evaluations and relaxed rules regarding class size. According to the SDEA, this proposal represented "broad take-backs across the board." An opinion piece by the San Diego Union Telegraph's editorial board praised Marten's proposal and denounced the SDEA's criticism of it as indicative that they are "more focused on adult employment than student achievement." Since 2009, candidates endorsed by the SDEA have constituted the majority of the school board.
About the districtSan Diego County, California. San Diego is home to 1,338,348 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau. San Diego Unified is the second-largest school district in California, serving 131,044 students during the 2011-2012 school year.
San Diego outperformed in comparison to the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 41.4 percent of San Diego residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.5 percent for California as a whole. The median household income for San Diego was $63,990 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for San Diego was 15.4 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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- Amy Redding for school board.com, "About Amy," accessed April 24, 2014
- LinkedIn, "Amy Redding," accessed April 24, 2014
- SDVote.net, "Campaign Finance Disclosure Search," accessed April 24, 2014
- U-T San Diego, "Amy Redding for San Diego school board," October 8, 2014
- Voice of San Diego, "Scott Barnett Unplugged: School Board Prez Edition," March 19, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Amy Redding for San Diego School Board Sub District B, "Home," accessed October 22, 2014
- Editorial staff, San Diego Union Telegraph, "City schools chief ready to fight for change," April 19, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "San Diego, California," accessed April 24, 2013
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 24, 2014
- California Secretary of State Debra Bowen, "Report of Registration as of December 31, 2013 - Registration by County," accessed April 24, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 San Diego Unified School District Elections|
|San Diego, California|
|Election date:||November 4, 2014|
|Candidates:||District B: • Kevin Beiser • Amy C. Redding|
District C: • Michael G. McQuary
|Important information:||What was at stake? • Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|