Bryan Coreas

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Bryan Coreas
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Former candidate for
Board member, Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, At-large
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
High schoolBassett High School
Bachelor'sPomona College
Campaign website
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Bryan Coreas was a candidate for an at-large seat on the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board of Trustees. He did not win in the general election on November 5, 2013. He campaigned on a platform supporting transparency, educational access, and equity.


Bryan Coreas is a post-baccalaureate scholar of Education Outreach at Pomona College. He graduated from Bassett High School and earned his Bachelor's degree from Pomona College. He currently is employed by the Draper Center for Community Partnerships at Pomona College, where he is involved in the Pomona College Academy for Youth Success a program Coreas was involved with as a high school student.[1]



See also: Hacienda La Puente Unified School District elections (2013)

Bryan Coreas ran against five other candidates including incumbents Anthony Duarte and Joseph K. Chang for three seats in the general election on November 5, 2013.[2]

Election results

On November 5, 2013 candidates Penny Fraumeni, Joseph K. Chang, and G. Anthony Duarte defeated three challengers.

Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPenny Fraumeni 22.8% 3,097
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph K. Chang 21.3% 2,905
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngG. Anthony Duarte 19.7% 2,676
     Nonpartisan Jeffrey De La Torre 13.9% 1,892
     Nonpartisan Henry E. Gonzales 13% 1,767
     Nonpartisan Bryan Coreas 9.3% 1,270
Total Votes 13,607
Source: Los Angeles County Clerk, "NOVEMBER 5, 2013 - LOCAL & MUNI CONSOLIDATED ELECTION Final Official Election Returns" accessed December 12, 2013


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


Bryan Coreas did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.

Campaign themes


  • Foster inclusive spaces of dialogue such as community forums.
  • Listen to the concerns all of community members by enhancing lines of communication.
  • Maintain a public presence at district events.
  • Encourage participation from community members at district meetings.
  • Report progress on district goals and directives in an accessible manner to the public.

Educational Access

  • Support and expand college access programs for all students (i.e. AP, IB and AVID).
  • Promote funding and support for the visual and performing arts throughout the district. (i.e. competitions, equipment, transportation).
  • Promote the growth and development of the Dual Language Program for all students.
  • Support teacher initiatives for enrichment activities.
  • Keep District up to date with technology.


  • Build a sense of unity, not competition, across schools and communities to address declining enrollment.
  • Ensure a respectful and safe working environment for all.
  • Recognize and promote the strengths of our diverse school district across race, immigration, and socio-economic class.
  • Maintain the high quality and availability of resources for all our students.
  • Maintain a high-level presentation of all our school sites.

What was at stake?

Three at-large seats were up for election on November 5, 2013, including the seat of the Board Clerk. Incumbents Anthony Duarte and Dr. Joseph K. Chang filed seeking re-election, they were opposed by four challengers.


District Attorney’s Investigation Probe

On September 19, 2013 District Attorney Jackie Lacey sent a letter requesting the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District present documents including economic interest forms filed by school board members Gino Kwok and Dr. Joseph Chang. The forms declare gifts or other compensation received from outsiders. The letter also requested forms related to a report on possible wrongdoing of the foreign exchange student program. The report detailed accounts of students being exposed to physical and verbal abuse as well as host homes with inadequate food and heating. The report is set to focus on four trips Chang took to China with former school board member, Norman Hsu. Hus is listed as the CEO of BELA Educational Group listed as paying for three of the four trips. BELA is a private company that charges students to attend local high schools. BELA would collect approimately $15,000 or more for a student to attend a local high school. Hacienda La Puente USD had one of the lowest tution fees at $12,900 with the board voting against raising tuition to $14,000, a vote which Chang and Kwok voted against. Hacienda La Puente hosted about 20 foreign exchange students from China. Chinese families pay about $30,000, including $15,000 for tuition, fees for SAT prep classes, visa processing, and room and board. Hsu served on the Hacienda La Puente school board for over 20 years, but declared he was not involved in any of the activities within the school district. At the September 25, 2013 meeting of the HLPUSD School Board, the board scheduled a censure of board member Chang.[3][4]

About the district

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Hacienda La Puente Unified School District is located in the Southeast Los Angeles County, California in Industry, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 Census, Los Angeles is home to 3,792,621 residents.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2012[6]
Race Los Angeles (%) California (%)
White 49.8 57.6
Black or African American 9.6 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 1.0
Asian 11.3 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.4
Two or More Races 4.6 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 48.5 37.6


Los Angeles underperforms the rest of California when measured on the basis of median household income, of percentage of residents living below the poverty level, and percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma, and percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a Bachelor's degree. Los Angeles outperforms the rest of California when measured on the basis of percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a Bachelor's degree. The median household income in Los Angeles was $50,028 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 30.5% of Pico Rivera residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.2% in California. The US Census also showed the poverty rate in Los Angeles was 20.2% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 73.9% of Los Angeles residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[7]

See also

Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, California
Hacienda La Puente Unified School District elections (2013)

External links

Suggest a link

Hacienda La Puente Unified School District website