Danny Tillman

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Danny Tillman
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 31
Prior offices
San Bernardino City Unified School Board
High schoolSan Bernardino High School
Associate'sSan Bernardino Valley College
Bachelor'sCalifornia State University: San Bernardino
ProfessionInformation systems administrator
Campaign website
Danny Tillman was a 2014 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 31st Congressional District of California. He is also a school board member for the San Bernardino City Unified School District.[1]


Danny Tillman is an information systems administrator for the County of San Bernardino Human Services. Tillman is a graduate of San Bernardino High School and would go on to earn his Associate's degree from San Bernardino Valley College. He also earned his Bachelor's degree from California State University: San Bernardino. Tillman is married to his wife Tracy L. Lindsay-Tillman and has two daughters Eva and Denise as well as two step children Cierra and Blake.[2]



See also: California's 31st Congressional District elections, 2014

Tillman ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 31st District. He ran for the seat that was left open following the retirement of Rep. Gary Miller (R). Tillman was defeated in the blanket primary.

U.S. House, California District 31 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Chabot 26.6% 14,163
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPete Aguilar 17.4% 9,242
     Republican Lesli Gooch 17% 9,033
     Democratic Eloise Reyes 15.9% 8,461
     Democratic Joe Baca 11.2% 5,954
     Democratic Danny Tillman 8.7% 4,659
     Republican Ryan Downing 3.3% 1,737
Total Votes 53,249
Source: California Secretary of State

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Tillman's reports.


See also: San Bernardino City Unified School District elections (2013)

Election results

On November 5, 2013, candidates Danny Tillman, Barbara Flores and Abigail M. Medina defeated four challenging candidates for three seats on the San Bernardino Unified School District Board of Education.

San Bernardino City Unified School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDanny Tillman 20.2% 6,322
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Flores 19.7% 6,156
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAbigail M. Medina 16.7% 5,217
     Nonpartisan Judi Penman 16.5% 5,156
     Nonpartisan Kaisar Ahmed 12.3% 3,858
     Nonpartisan Sonia Fernandez 10.2% 3,197
     Nonpartisan Joe Navarro 4.3% 1,333
Total Votes 31,239
Source: San Bernardino County, "Governing Board Member; San Bernardino City Unified School District Voter Information" accessed December 13, 2013


Danny Tillman ran against six other candidates including incumbents Judy Penman and Barbara Flores as well as challengers Kaisar Ahmed, Sonia Fernandez, Abigail M. Medina and Joe Navarro.[8]


Danny Tillman reported $4,494 in contributions and $2,973 in expenditures to the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters, which left his campaign with $1,521 on hand.


Danny Tillman has received an official endorsement from the San Bernardino Teachers Association.[9]

What was at stake?

Three at-large seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Incumbent board president Barbara Flores has filed seeking re-election along with incumbents Judy Penman and Danny Tillman.

About the district

See also: San Bernardino City Unified School District, California
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San Bernardino City Unified School District is located on the southwestern edge of San Bernardino County, California in San Bernardino, California. San Bernardino According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 209,924 residents.[10]

Racial Demographics, 2012[11]
Race San Bernardino (%) California (%)
White 45.6 57.6
Black or African American 15.0 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native .3 1.0
Asian 4.0 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.4 0.4
Two or More Races 5.1 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 60.0 37.6


San Bernardino underperforms 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 San Bernardino was $40,161 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 48.2% of San Bernardino residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 12.7 in California. The US Census also showed the poverty rate in San Bernardino was 28.6% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 68.0% of San Bernardino residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[12]

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[13][14]

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