Jessica Shewmaker

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Jessica Shewmaker
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Board member, West Covina Unified School District, At-large
Incumbent
Term ends
November 2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 8, 2005
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolWest Covina High School
Personal
ProfessionParalegal
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Jessica Shewmaker is an incumbent member of and was candidate for an at-large seat on the Walnut Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees, she was re-elected in the general election on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Jessica Shewmaker is a paralegal and has been a resident of West Covina for more than 19 years. She is a graduate of West Covina High School and has also served the East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program as a board member.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Walnut Valley Unified School District elections (2013)

Opposition

Jessica Shewmaker was opposed by two candidates including fellow incumbent Eileen Miranda Jimenez and challenging candidate Debbie J. Touhey for two seats on the West Covina Unified School District School Board.[2]

Election results

On November 5, 2013 Eileen Miranda Jiminez and Jessica Shewmaker defeated Debbie J. Tuohey for two seats on the WCUSD Board of Education.

West Covina Unified School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngEileen Miranda Jiminez 37.6% 2,448
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJessica Shewmaker 35.4% 2,307
     Nonpartisan Debbie J. Touhey 27% 1,761
Total Votes 6,516
Source: Los Angeles County Clerk, "NOVEMBER 5, 2013 - LOCAL & MUNI CONSOLIDATED ELECTION Final Official Election Returns" accessed December 12, 2013

Funding

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

Endorsements

Jessica Shewmaker did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.

2009

On November 3, 2009, two candidates Eileen Miranda Jimenez and Jessica Shewmaker defeated three challengers for two seats on the West Covina Unified School Board.

West Covina Unified School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2009, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngEileen Miranda Jimenez 23.2% 2,222
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJessica Shewmaker 20.6% 1,974
     Nonpartisan George Fuller 19.7% 1,884
     Nonpartisan Mindy Miracle 18.3% 1,751
     Nonpartisan Michael T. Flowers 18.1% 1,734
Total Votes 9,565
Source: Smart Voter.org, "Governing Board Member; West Covina Unified School District Voter Information" accessed October 29, 2013

2005

West Covina Unified School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2005, 2005
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge S. Fuller 39.5% 5,535
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJessica Shewmaker 31.2% 4,370
     Nonpartisan Forrest E. Wilkins 29.4% 4,115
Total Votes 14,020

Campaign themes

Schools not for sale

Our schools, property and open spaces are for the education of our children, not places for housing so developers can make money.

Our children use these open spaces at our schools to play, run, and have fun. Our community uses this open land to play baseball, softball, soccer, or just have a place to relax.

Our athletic fields have hosted little league champions, developed professional athletes, and hosted the cities annual fireworks show attend by thousands of people.

I am the only candidate in this election opposed to such ideas and plans.

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


What was at stake?

Two at-large seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Incumbent President Eileen Miranda Jimenez and incumbent Jessica Shewmaker filed seeking re-election and were opposed by one candidate, Debbie J. Touhey.

About the district

See also: West Covina Unified School District, California
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West Covina Unified School District is located in Los Angeles County, California in West Covina, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 106,098 residents.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race West Covina (%) California (%)
White 42.8 57.6
Black or African American 4.5 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.0 1.0
Asian 25.8 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.4
Two or More Races 4.4 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 53.2 37.6

Demographics

West Covina outperforms the rest of California when measured on the basis of median household income, percentage of residents living below the poverty level and percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma. West Covina underperforms the rest of California when measured on the basis of percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a Bachelor's degree. The median household income in West Covina was $68,308 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 26.8% of West Covina residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 30.2 in California. The US Census also showed the poverty rate in West Covina was 8.9% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 92.5% of Walnut residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 81.7% in California.[5]

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