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Chula Vista Elementary School District elections (2014)

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2014 Chula Vista Elementary School District Elections

General Election date:
November 4, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
What's at stake?
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
California
Chula Vista Elementary School District
San Diego County, California ballot measures
Local ballot measures, California
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Three seats on the Chula Vista Elementary School District Board of Education were up for general election on November 4, 2014.[1][2] No incumbents filed to run for re-election. Four candidates, Barbara Majchrzak, Francisco Tamayo, George Cameron and Hector Gastelum, ran for the open Trustee Area 1 seat. The Trustee Area 3 election featured candidates Leslie Ray Bunker and Rudy Ramirez, and candidates Willard "Doc" Howard, Eduardo Reyes and Joshua R. Smith ran for the open Trustee Area 5 seat.[3]

Francisco Tamayo won in Area 1, Leslie Ray Bunker won the Area 3 seat and Eduardo Reyes won in Area 5.

About the district

See also: Chula Vista Elementary School District, California
Chula Vista Elementary School District is located in San Diego County, California.

Chula Vista Elementary School District is located in San Diego County, California. The county seat of San Diego County is San Diego. San Diego County is home to 3,211,252 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[4] In the 2011-2012 school year, Chula Vista Elementary School District was the 40th-largest school district by enrollment in California and served 28,101 students.[5]

Demographics

San Diego County outperformed the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 34.4 percent of San Diego 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 San Diego County was $63,373 compared to $61,400 for the entire state. The percentage of people below poverty level for San Diego County was 13.9 percent while it was 15.3 percent statewide.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2013[4]
Race San Diego County (%) California (%)
White 76.6 73.5
Black or African American 5.6 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.3 1.7
Asian 11.7 14.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6 0.5
Two or more race 4.2 3.7
Hispanic or Latino 32.9 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern,
San Diego County[6][7][8][9]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 626,957 536,726
2008 666,581 541,032
2004 526,437 596,033
2000 437,666 475,736

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.[10] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

Method of board member selection

The Chula Vista Elementary School District Board of Education consists of five members elected to four-year terms by specific geographic areas. There was no primary election, and the general election was held on November 4, 2014. The seats from Trustee Areas 1, 3 and 5 were up for election in 2014, and the seats from Trustee Areas 2 and 4 will be up for election in 2016.[1][2][3]

School board candidates had to file with their county elections department during the candidate filing period. The filing period began July 14, 2014, and ended August 8, 2014. To vote in the 2014 general election, voters had to register by October 20, 2014. Voters could request vote-by-mail ballots from October 6, 2014, through October 28, 2014.[11]

Elections

2014

Candidates

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Election results

Trustee Area 1
Chula Vista Elementary School District, Trustee Area 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngFrancisco Tamayo 37.6% 15,329
     Nonpartisan Barbara Majchrzak 28% 11,408
     Nonpartisan George Cameron 20% 8,136
     Nonpartisan Hector Gastelum 14.4% 5,877
Total Votes 40,750
Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Gubernatorial General Election," accessed December 22, 2014
Trustee Area 3
Chula Vista Elementary School District, Trustee Area 3 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLeslie Ray Bunker 61.2% 24,657
     Nonpartisan Rudy Ramirez 38.8% 15,605
Total Votes 40,262
Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Gubernatorial General Election," accessed December 22, 2014
Trustee Area 5
Chula Vista Elementary School District, Trustee Area 5 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngEduardo Reyes 61.2% 24,569
     Nonpartisan Joshua R. Smith 25.4% 10,192
     Nonpartisan Willard "Doc" Howard 13.5% 5,414
Total Votes 40,175
Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Gubernatorial General Election," accessed December 22, 2014

Endorsements

The Republican Party of San Diego County endorsed one candidate in this election, Hector Gastelum, whereas the San Diego County Democratic Party endorsed three candidates, Francisco Tamayo for Trustee Area 1, Leslie Ray Bunker for Trustee Area 3 and Eduardo Reyes for Trustee Area 5.[12][13] The San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council also endorsed Tamayo, Bunker and Reyes.[14]

Tamayo and Reyes were also endorsed by the California School Employees Association, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest, California Senator Marty Block (D), California Senator Ben Hueso (D) and California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D).[15][16][17] The Chula Vista Educators group endorsed Reyes as well as Trustee Area 1 candidate Barbara Majchrzak.[18][19]

Trustee Area 1 candidate George Cameron and Trustee Area 5 candidate Joshua R. Smith received endorsements from former Chula Vista Elementary Board of Education members Larry Cunningham and Pam Smith.[20] Mr. Smith also received endorsements from current Chula Vista Elementary Board of Education member and Marissa Bejarano and former member Douglas E. Luffborough III.[21]

Reyes was further endorsed by the Eastlake / Bonita Democratic Club, the Chula Vista Classified Employees Organization, Sheet Metal Workers Local 206, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and by Congressman Juan Vargas (D).[16] Tamayo was further endorsed by the Chicano Democratic Association, the American Federation of Teachers Guild Local 1931 and the community organization Evolve.[17][22]

Campaign finance

Candidates had to file contribution reports within 24 hours of receiving an aggregate total of $1,000 or more from a single source. The first scheduled pre-election report filing deadline was October 6, 2014. If candidates raised or spent less than $1,000 during the 2013 and 2014 calendar years, they had to file Form 470 at that time. If candidates raised or spent more during that time, they had to file Form 460 by the pre-election report filing deadline.[23]

Candidates required to file Form 460 also had to file a second pre-election report on October 23, 2014, and they had to file termination reports by December 31, 2014. If a termination report was not filed, candidates had to file a semi-annual report by February 2, 2015.[23]

Reports

Trustee Area 1 candidates received a total of $15,990.00 in contributions and spent a total of $11,059.72 in expenditures, according to the most recent campaign disclosure reports published by the San Diego County Registrar of Voters as of October 28, 2014.[24][25][26][27]

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
George Cameron $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Hector Gastelum $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Barbara Majchrzak $2,934.00 $2,885.88 $48.12
Francisco Tamayo $13,056.00 $8,173.84 $4,881.32

Trustee Area 3 candidates received a total of $20,628.71 in contributions and spent a total of $18,541.47 in expenditures, according to the most recent campaign disclosure reports published by the San Diego County Registrar of Voters as of October 28, 2014.[28][29]

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Leslie Ray Bunker $8,456.67 $7,891.47 $565.17
Rudy Ramirez $12,172.04 $10,650.00 $1,522.04

Candidates for Trustee Area 5 received a total of $22,048.00 in contributions and spent a total of $19,989.17 in expenditures, according to the most recent campaign disclosure reports published by the San Diego County Registrar of Voters as of October 28, 2014.[18][30] Candidate Willard "Doc" Howard filed Form 470, indicating he did not intend to raise or spend more than $1,000 for his 2014 campaign. Because of this, Howard did not have to file any additional campaign finance reports.[31]

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Willard "Doc" Howard $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Eduardo Reyes $7,205.00 $5,350.00 $1,855.00
Joshua R. Smith $14,843.00 $14,639.17 $203.83

Past elections

What was at stake?

Issues in the district

District named in student exercise lawsuit

Chula Vista Elementary School District, along with 36 other schools across the state and three within San Diego County, was named in a lawsuit alleging the district's students were not getting enough exercise. The state mandates schools give students in kindergarten through sixth grade 200 minutes of exercise every 10 days of class, in addition to lunch and recess. In a statement, officials of the Chula Vista Elementary School District pointed to the irony of having been named the county's first Live Well, San Diego! School District. The award was given to the district in recognition of its commitment to improve the health and well-being of its students. Officials also stated that the district has made great gains in improving its schools' physical education programs in response to growing childhood obesity in recent years. The lawsuit was filed by Marc Babin and the nonprofit organization Cal200, which he leads.[33]

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Chula Vista Elementary School District election in 2014:[23][34]

Deadline Event
July 14, 2014 First day for candidates to file nomination documents
August 8, 2014 Last day for candidates to file nomination documents
October 6, 2014 First day to request vote-by-mail ballot
October 6, 2014 First pre-election report due
October 20, 2014 Last day to register to vote
October 23, 2014 Second pre-election report due
October 28, 2014 Last day to request vote-by-mail ballot
November 4, 2014 Election Day
December 31, 2014 Termination report due
February 2, 2015 Semi-annual report due

Additional elections on the ballot

See also: California elections, 2014

This election shared the ballot with general elections for several state executive offices, five U.S. House seats, three state Senate seats and six state Assembly seats.[35]

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See also

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Chula Vista Elementary School District, "Board Member Gallery," accessed July 16, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Candidate Filing Guide General Election November 4, 2014," accessed July 18, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Gubernatorial General Election Candidate List," accessed August 19, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 United States Census Bureau, "San Diego County, California," accessed July 14, 2014
  5. National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 22, 2014
  6. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Presidential General Election November 6, 2012, Official Results," accessed July 14, 2014
  7. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Presidential General Election November 4, 2008, Official Results," accessed July 14, 2014
  8. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "General Election November 2, 2004, Final Official Results," accessed July 14, 2014
  9. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "General Election November 7, 2000," accessed July 14, 2014
  10. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  11. California Secretary of State, "Summary of November 4, 2014, General Election Calendar," accessed July 14, 2014
  12. Republican Party of San Diego County, "Endorsements," accessed October 28, 2014
  13. San Diego County Democratic Party, "Endorsed Democratic Candidates," accessed October 28, 2014
  14. San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, "November 2014 Endorsements," accessed October 28, 2014
  15. Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest, "Election Info from PPAFPSW," accessed October 28, 2014
  16. 16.0 16.1 Dr. Eduardo Reyes Chula Vista Elementary School District Trustee, "Endorsements," accessed October 28, 2014
  17. 17.0 17.1 Francisco Tamayo, "Endorsements," accessed September 10, 2014
  18. 18.0 18.1 San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Campaign Finance Disclosure Search: REYES FOR CVESD TRUSTEE 2014," accessed October 28, 2014
  19. Voter's Edge, "Board Member Seat 1 - Chula Vista Elementary School District: Barbara Majchrzak," accessed October 28, 2014
  20. Voter's Edge, "Board Member Seat 1 - Chula Vista Elementary School District: George J. Cameron," accessed October 28, 2014
  21. Voter's Edge, "Board Member Seat 5 - Chula Vista Elementary School District: Joshua R. Smith," accessed October 28, 2014
  22. Evolve, "Endorsements: November 04, 2014 Election," accessed October 28, 2014
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Fair Political Practices Commission, "Filing Schedule for Candidates and Controlled Committees for Local Office Being Voted on November 4, 2014," accessed August 19, 2014
  24. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Campaign Finance Disclosure Search: GEORGE J CAMERON," accessed October 28, 2014
  25. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Campaign Finance Disclosure Search: HECTOR RAUL GASTELUM," accessed October 28, 2014
  26. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Campaign Finance Disclosure Search: MAJCHRZAK FOR SCHOOL BOARD 2014," accessed October 28, 2014
  27. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, " Campaign Finance Disclosure Search: FRANCISCO TAMAYO FOR SCHOOL BOARD 2014," accessed October 28, 2014
  28. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Campaign Finance Disclosure Search: BUNKER FOR SCHOOL BOARD 2014," accessed October 28, 2014
  29. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Campaign Finance Disclosure Search: RAMIREZ FOR CHULA VISTA ELEMENTARY 2014," accessed October 28, 2014
  30. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, " Campaign Finance Disclosure Search: COMMITTEE TO ELECT JOSHUA SMITH CVESD BOARD MEMBER 2014," accessed October 28, 2014
  31. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, " Campaign Finance Disclosure Search: WILLARD H HOWARD," accessed October 28, 2014
  32. CVESD Reporter, "Marissa Bejarano takes her dad's CVESD board seat by default; her name will not be on ballot," October 20, 2012
  33. NBC News, "Lawsuit: Students Being Cheated Out of P.E. Time," July 29, 2014
  34. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Candidate Schedule November 4, 2014," accessed July 16, 2014
  35. San Diego Registrar of Voters, "Gubernatorial Primary Election Tuesday, June 3, 2014," accessed July 14, 2014