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Anne Ma

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Anne Ma
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Former candidate for
Board member, Rowland Unified School District, At-large
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionArtist, educator
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Anne Ma was a candidate for an at-large seat on the Rowland Unified School District Board of Education. She was opposed by six other candidates in an election that took place on November 5, 2013.


Anne Ma has been a resident of Rowland Heights since 2000 and is the artistic director of Dance Impressions Productions. She serves a variety of community boards including the San Gabriel Valley YMCA, STC Center and Rowland Heights Chinese Association. Anne Ma has previously served as a professional performer with the Walt Disney Company where she portrayed the character Mulan.[1]



See also: Rowland Unified School District elections (2013)


Anne Ma ran against six other candidates, including incumbent Cary C. Chen and Gilbert G. Garcia as well as Lynne Ebenkamp, Phillip R. Estrada, Wild Chang and Angelena Marie Pride for three seats in the general election on November 5, 2013.[2]

Election results

On November 5, 2013, Angelena Marie Pride, Lynne Ebenkamp and Cary C. Chen defeated four challenging candidates for three positions on the RUSD Board of Education.

Rowland Unified School District Board of Education, General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAngelena Marie Pride 20.9% 2,462
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLynne Ebenkamp 19.4% 2,277
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCary C. Chen 15.1% 1,781
     Nonpartisan Anne Ma 14.3% 1,688
     Nonpartisan Gilbert G. Garcia 13.2% 1,553
     Nonpartisan Phillip R. Estrada 9.8% 1,151
     Nonpartisan Wild Chang 7.3% 855
Total Votes 11,767
Source: Los Angeles County Clerk, "NOVEMBER 5, 2013 - LOCAL & MUNI CONSOLIDATED ELECTION Final Official Election Returns" accessed December 13, 2013


Ma did not report any contributions or expenditures to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.


Anne Ma received official endorsements from Los Angeles Sheriff, Leroy D. Baca, Ling Ling Chang, Diamond Bar Former Mayor and Current City Council Member and Philip Chen a Walnut Valley Unified School District Board member.[3]

What was at stake?

Three at-large seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Incumbent board members Cary C. Chen and Gilbert G. Garcia filed to seek re-election and were opposed by five challengers.

About the district

See also: Rowland Unified School District, California
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Rowland Unified School District is located on the southwestern edge of Los Angeles County, California in Rowland Heights, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 48,993 residents.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
Race Rowland Heights (%) California (%)
White 23.4 57.6
Black or African American 1.5 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 1.0
Asian 59.7 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.4
Two or More Races 3.1 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 27.0 37.6


Rowland Heights underperforms the rest of California when measured on the basis of median household income and percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma. Rowland Heights outperforms the rest of California when measured on the basis of percentage of residents living below the poverty level and percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a Bachelor's degree. The median household income in Rowland Heights was $52,270 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 34.7% of Rowland Heights residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 30.2 in California. The US Census also showed the poverty rate in Rowland Heights was 10.5% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 85.7% of Rowland Heights residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[6]

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