Don F. Wilson

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Don F. Wilson
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Board member, Palmdale School District, At-large
Former candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionRetail sales associate
Personal website
Campaign website
Don F. Wilson was a candidate for an at-large seat on the Palmdale School District Board of Trustees that was up for general election on November 5, 2013.


David Markov is a retail sales associate with Foster Farms and has lived in Palmdale with his wife Ruth since 1987. Their three children attended schools in the Palmdale School District.[1]



See also: Palmdale School District elections (2013)


Don F. Wilson is running against ten other candidates, including incumbents Carol A. Stanford, Sandy Corrales and Jeffrey E. Ferrin as well as challengers Juan Carrillo, Stacy Fournier, Jeffrey D. Moffatt, Joyce Ricks, Nancy K. Smith, Michelle D. Whitaker and David Markov for three seats in the general election on November 5, 2013.[2]

Election results

On November 5, 2013, candidates Nancy K. Smith, Juan Carrillo, and Joyce Ricks defeated eight other candidates and were elected to the Palmdale School District Board of Trustees.

Palmdale School District Board of Trustees, At-large General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngNancy K. Smith 16.7% 2,965
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJuan Carrillo 16.4% 2,900
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJoyce Ricks 16.1% 2,855
     Nonpartisan Sandy Corrales Incumbent 13.3% 2,348
     Nonpartisan Carol A. Stanford Incumbent 10.1% 1,796
     Nonpartisan Jeffrey E. Ferrin Incumbent 8.9% 1,579
     Nonpartisan Jeffrey D. Moffatt 5.5% 979
     Nonpartisan Don F. Wilson 4.3% 766
     Nonpartisan David Markov 3.7% 651
     Nonpartisan Michelle D. Whitaker 3.2% 563
     Nonpartisan Stacy Fournier 1.7% 306
Total Votes 17,708
Source: Los Angeles County Clerk, "NOVEMBER 5, 2013 - LOCAL & MUNI CONSOLIDATED ELECTION Final Official Election Returns" accessed December 13, 2013


Wilson has not reported any contributions or expenditures to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.


Don F. Wilson has not received any official endorsements for his campaign as of yet.

Campaign themes

Technology in the classroom

Technology, training and support staff are key classroom elements. Interactive whiteboard technology is an example of technology that is being used to improve classroom instruction. Teachers enter classroom lessons on their computer and use interactive whiteboard technology to projected the lessons on the whiteboard in front of the students. With clicker in hand the teacher is free to move about the classroom instructing students and at the same time advancing the lesson page by page anywhere in the classroom. Videos from Teacher Tube or other educational websites can be added to lessons and seamlessly played as part of the lesson.

The district has purchased whiteboard equipment and software from eInstruction (MOBI) and Smart Technologies (Smart Board). Some Palmdale schools have MOBI systems and some have Smart Board systems in their classrooms. The district needs to come up with a method and plan that uniformly implements classroom technology so companies will compete with each other. Wise use of funds stretches the value of every dollar in the budget and will allow additional purchases. Don will be relentless in his pursuit of using newly allocated funds for projects that promote education in the classroom, he needs your vote to create a better future for our children.

Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.

What was at stake?

Three at-large seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Incumbents Sandy Corrales, Jeffrey E. Ferrin and Carol A. Stanford filed seeking re-election.

About the district

See also: Palmdale School District, California
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Palmdale School District is located in northern of Los Angeles County, California in Palmdale, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 152,750 residents.[3]


Palmdale 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 Palmdale was $55,213 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 15.4% of Palmdale 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 Palmdale was 18.3% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The United States Census also found that 74.1% of Palmdale residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
Race Palmdale (%) California (%)
White 49.0 57.6
Black or African American 14.8 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.9 1.0
Asian 4.3 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.4
Two or More Races 5.4 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 54.4 37.6

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