Esthela Torres De Siegrist

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Esthela Torres De Siegrist
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Current candidacy
Running for California State Assembly, District 49
Date of primaryJune 3, 2014
Current office
Board member, El Monte Union High School District, At-large
Term ends
November 2017
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 6, 2007
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Mexico
Master'sPepperdine University
Personal
ProfessionCommunity college professor
Websites
Campaign website
Esthela Torres De Siegrist was a candidate for an at-large seat on the El Monte Union High School District Board of Trustees that was elected in the general election on November 5, 2013.

Torres De Siegrist is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 49 of the California State Assembly.

Biograpghy

Esthela Torres De Siegrist is a community college professor and prior member of the El Monte Union High School District Board of Trustees. She earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Mexico and her Master's degree from Pepperdine University. She is married to her husband David and they have three children that were educated in El Monte Union High schools and three grandchildren currently enrolled in schools within the district. She has served as President of numerous community organizations including American Legion Auxiliary, Pasadena City College Parent Teacher Association, and San Gabriel Valley District Women’s Club.

Elections

2014

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Ed Chau (D) and Esthela Torres Siegrist (R) were unopposed in the blanket primary. Chau will face Siegrist in the general election.[1][2]

2013

See also: El Monte Union High School District elections (2013)

Esthela Torres De Siegrist ran against four other candidates for three seats in the general election on November 5, 2013.[3]

Election results

On November 5, 2013, Maria Elena Talamantes, Esthela Torres De Siegrist and Ricardo Padilla defeated two challenging candidates for three seats on the El Monte Union High School District Board of Education.

El Monte Union High School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMaria Elena Talamantes 26.2% 3,960
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngEsthela Torres De Siegrist 25.1% 3,782
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRicardo Padilla 23.6% 3,559
     Nonpartisan Florencio Briones 13.2% 1,999
     Nonpartisan Edward Guerrero 11.9% 1,788
Total Votes 15,088
Source: Los Angeles County Clerk, "NOVEMBER 5, 2013 - LOCAL & MUNI CONSOLIDATED ELECTION Final Official Election Returns" accessed December 12, 2013

Funding

Esthela Torres De Siegrist did not report any contributions or expenditures to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.

Endorsements

Esthela Torres De Siegrist did not received any official endorsements for his campaign.

Election history

2011

On November 8, 2011, two seats on the El Monte Union High School District Board of Education were up for election. Candidates Juanita M. Gonzales and Salvador Ramirez defeated two challengers.

El Monte Union High School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2011, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJuanita M. Gonzales 30.5% 4,552
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSalvador Ramirez 25.7% 3,836
     Nonpartisan Esthela Torres De Siegrist 22.1% 3,297
     Nonpartisan Tonson W. Man 21.7% 3,246
Total Votes 14,931
Source: Smart Voter.org, "Governing Board Member; El Monte Union High School District Voter Information" accessed September 20, 2013

2007

On November 6, 2007, two seats on the El Monte Union High School District Board of Education were up for election. Candidates Esthela Torres De Siegrist and Salvador Ramirez defeated two challengers.

El Monte Union High School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2007, 2007
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngEsthela Torres De Siegrist 36.9% 4,329
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSalvador Ramirez 25.7% 3,016
     Nonpartisan Frank Ogaz 25.4% 2,981
     Nonpartisan Laura C. Olvera 11.9% 1,394
Total Votes 11,720

What was at stake?

Three at-large seats were up for election on November 5, 2013, including the seat of the President. Only incumbent Maria Elena Talamantes filed seeking re-election.

Issues

Teacher layoffs

On March 6, 2013, hundreds of students, teachers, and parents protested outside and within a Board of Education meeting to protest the proposed layoff of 62 teachers to cover a $5.5 million budget shortfall. The district has experienced a budget decrease of nearly $65 million over a five year period. The district then increased the number of teacher layoffs to 72 due to some teachers sharing the same hire date. Board member Juanita Gonzalez voted against the layoffs and said ""Our backs are up against a wall, so we're trying to put out a fire that's been there for years at this time instead of taking care of it year by year and now it's hurting a lot of people, and that's not a way to run a school district."[4]

About the district

Location

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El Monte Union High School District is located in the Southeast Los Angeles County, California in El Monte, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 113,475 residents.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2012[6]
Race El Monte (%) California (%)
White 38.8 57.6
Black or African American 0.8 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.0 1.0
Asian 25.1 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.4
Two or More Races 3.2 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 69.0 37.6

Demographics

El Monte 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 high school diploma, and percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a Bachelor's degree. The median household income in El Monte was $41,820 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 11.1% of El Monte 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 El Monte was 22.0% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 53.2% of El Monte residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[7]

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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[8]

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