Anna Lisa Vargas

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Anna Lisa Vargas
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Board member, Coachella Valley Unified School District, Trustee Area 1
Former member
Term ends
2014
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of California at Irvine
Websites
Office website

Anna Lisa Vargas represented Trustee Area 1 on the Coachella Valley Unified School District Board of Education in California. She was first elected to the board on November 2, 2010, and served until 2014.

Vargas ran for re-election against six challengers in the general election on November 4, 2014.[1] Anna Lisa Vargas lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Biography

Vargas is a lifelong resident of Coachella, California. She attended the University of California at Irvine and works as a health program coordinator.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Coachella Valley Unified School District elections (2014)

Opposition

Three seats were up for general election on the Coachella Valley Unified School District Board of Education on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Anna Lisa Vargas and challengers Karen C. Hernandez, Blanca Torres Hall, Trinidad Arredondo, Rudy Gutierrez, Alma Delia Silva and Joey Acuña Jr. ran for two seats in Trustee Area 1. Hall and Acuña won the election. Incumbent Meagan Caress ran unopposed and won re-election to Trustee Area 2.

Results

Coachella Valley Unified School District, Trustee Area 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBlanca Torres Hall 18.5% 984
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJoey Acuña Jr. 17% 904
     Nonpartisan Anna Lisa Vargas Incumbent 16.1% 855
     Nonpartisan Karen C. Hernandez 15.9% 844
     Nonpartisan Alma Delia Silva 12.8% 678
     Nonpartisan Trinidad Arredondo 11.4% 606
     Nonpartisan Rudy Gutierrez 8.3% 440
Total Votes 5,311
Source: Riverside County Registrar of Voters, "Consolidated General Election, November 4, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.

Funding

Vargas reported no contributions and $997.02 in expenditures to the Riverside County Registrar of Voters as of September 30, 2014.[3]

Endorsements

Vargas did not receive any official endorsements for this election.

2010

Coachella Valley Unified School District, Trustee Area 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAnna Lisa Vargas Incumbent 35.8% 3,614
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJuanita Duarte 28.3% 2,859
     Nonpartisan Gloria G. Maldonado 21.1% 2,128
     Nonpartisan Jerardo "Jerry" Mendoza 14.9% 1,503
Total Votes 10,104
Source: Riverside County Registrar of Voters, "November 2, 2010 Final Official Results," accessed August 11, 2014

What was at stake?

Issues in the district

Recall effort falls short

Five members of the Coachella Valley Unified School District Board of Education were targeted in a 2013 recall effort that failed to get enough signatures. A group of parents in the district served the board members recall notices on May 2, 2013, citing poor spending choices, intimidation tactics and destabilizing school sites by firing or reassigning 40 school administrators since 2011 as reasons for the recall. Election laws required the group to collect at least 4,109 signatures by December 2, 2013, but the group was short of 4,000 signatures at the deadline.[4][5] Incumbent Anna Lisa Vargas was the only board member up for re-election in 2014 who was targeted in the recall effort.[6] She lost her bid for re-election in the general election on November 4, 2014, coming in third behind two newcomers.[7]

About the district

See also: Coachella Valley Unified School District, California
Coachella Valley Unified School District is located in Riverside County, California.

Coachella Valley Unified School District is located in Riverside County, California. The county seat of Riverside County is Riverside. Riverside County was home to 2,292,507 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.[8] In the 2011-2012 school year, Coachella Valley Unified School District was the 88th-largest school district in California and served 18,406 students.[9]

Demographics

Riverside County underperformed compared to the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 20.5 percent of Riverside County 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 Riverside County was $57,096 compared to $61,400 for the entire state. The percentage of people below poverty level for Riverside County was 15.6 percent while it was 15.3 percent statewide.[8]

Racial Demographics, 2012[8]
Race Riverside County (%) California (%)
White 80.8 73.7
Black or African American 7.0 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.9 1.7
Asian 6.6 13.9
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4 0.5
Two or more race 3.3 3.6
Hispanic or Latino 46.5 38.2

Presidential Voting Pattern, Riverside County[10]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 329,063 318,127
2008 325,017 310,041
2004 228,806 322,473
2000 202,614 232,029

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.[11]

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