Daniel Fierro

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Daniel Fierro
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Candidate, ABC Unified School District
Former Candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sYale University
ProfessionSenior Field Representative
Personal website
Campaign website
Daniel Fierro was a candidate for the ABC Unified School District School Board. He lost election on November 5, 2013 to Olympia Chen, Lynda Johnson and Soo Y. Yoo. Fierro campaigned on a platform supporting a liberal arts style education, expanding influence of ROP and community college programs and improved counseling resources.[1]


Fierro serves the community as a Senior Field Representative for Assemblyman Ian Calderon. Daniel graduated from Whitney High School in the ABC Unified School District and graduated from Yale University. Fierro lives in Cerritos with his wife, Felicia, who works in the education field.[2]



See also: ABC Unified School District elections (2013)


Daniel Fierro ran against four other candidates including incumbents Olympia Chen and Lynda Johnson as well as challengers Soo Y. Yoo and Ethan L. Robinson for three seats in the general election on November 5, 2013.[3]

Election results

On November 5, 2013, three seats were at stake on the ABC Unified School District Board of Education. Candidates Lynda Johnson, Soo Y. Yoo and Olympia Chen defeated two challenging candidates.

ABC Unified School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLynda Johnson Incumbent 28% 4,514
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSoo Y. Yoo 25.9% 4,177
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngOlympia Chen Incumbent 22.9% 3,686
     Nonpartisan Daniel Fierro 11.9% 1,923
     Nonpartisan Ethan L. Robinson 11.3% 1,815
Total Votes 16,115
Source: Los Angeles County Clerk, "NOVEMBER 5, 2013 - LOCAL & MUNI CONSOLIDATED ELECTION Final Official Election Returns" accessed December 12, 2013


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


Daniel Fierro received official endorsements from California Assembly members Sally Havice, Ian C. Calderon, Ed Hernandez and Anthony Rendon as well as Cerritos City Council member Joseph Cho.[4]

About the district

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ABC Unified School District is located on the Southeastern edge of Los Angeles County, California in Cerritos, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 49,041 residents.[5]


Cerritos outperforms the rest of California when measured on the basis of median household income, percentage of residents living below the poverty level, percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a Bachelor's degree, and percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma. The median household income in Cerritos was $87,853 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 48.2% of Cerritos residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to a 30.2 in California. The United States Census also showed the poverty rate in Cerritos was 5.5% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The United States Census also found that 92.5% of Cerritos residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[6]

Racial Demographics, 2012[7]
Race Cerritos (%) California (%)
White 23.1 57.6
Black or African American 6.9 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 1.0
Asian 61.9 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.3 0.4
Two or More Races 3.8 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 12.0 37.6

What was at stake?

Three At Large seats were up for election on November 5, 2013.


Voting Rights Act lawsuit

In April 2013, a lawsuit was filed by three district residents under allegations that the ABC Unified School District School Board trustee system does not accurately represent the district as a whole. The current system of at-large trustees has five Asian trustees and two white trustees. All elected trustees are from the Cerritos area of the district, despite the district encompassing all or part of five cities. Former trustee applicant and plaintiff Olga Rios has sued in order to have the district change to a trustee district election system, where the district would be divided into seven geographic zones, with representatives elected from each of them. The 2002 California Voter Rights Act prohibits local governments from holding at-large elections if that system impairs the ability of minority groups to elect candidates of their choice.[8][9]


See also

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