|Board member, San Diego Unified School District, District B|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Master's||University of Phoenix|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Elections
- 3 Campaign themes
- 4 What was at stake?
- 5 About the district
- 6 Recent news
- 7 See also
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Beiser is a math teacher in the Sweetwater Union High School District and has been recognized as the San Diego Math Teacher of the Year in 2009. Beiser earned his bachelor's degree from Willamette University and his master's degree from the University of Phoenix. In 2011, he was awarded with the Harvey Milk Leadership Award and the San Diego Democratic Club Service Distinction Award.
Kevin Beiser ran against challenger Amy C. Redding in the primary election on June 3, 2014. Beiser and Redding faced off again in the general election on November 4, 2014. Beiser defeated Redding a second time to win re-election to the District B seat.
|San Diego Unified School District, District B General Election, 4-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Kevin Beiser Incumbent||62.6%||104,963|
|Nonpartisan||Amy C. Redding||37.4%||62,737|
|Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Gubernatorial General Election: Tuesday, November 4, 2014," accessed January 2, 2015|
|San Diego Unified School District, District B Primary Election, 4-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Kevin Beiser Incumbent||68.3%||20,551|
|Nonpartisan||Amy C. Redding||31.7%||9,537|
|Source: County of San Diego, "Gubernatorial Primary Election, Tuesday, June 3, 2014, Official Results," June 24, 2014|
Beiser began the race with an existing account balance of $52,726.95 from his previous campaign. He reported $6,599.00 in contributions and $18,717.07 in expenditures to the San Diego Registrar of Voters, leaving his campaign with $40,598.88 on hand.
Beiser provided the following statement on his campaign website:
|“||Fighting for kids is my passion. As a current classroom math teacher and President of the San Diego Unified School Board, I am honored to work with parents and teachers to improve education for our kids.
We have accomplished many wonderful things for our students in San Diego.
I am running for re-election to continue to fight for our kids and would be honored to have your vote.
—Kevin Beiser's campaign website, (2014)
What was at stake?
Issues in the district
Superintendent clashes with teachers' union
In April 2014, Superintendent Cindy Marten issued an initial contract proposal to the San Diego Education Association (SDEA), which is the local branch of the California Teacher's Association (CTA). Marten's proposal included changes in compensation policy, the inclusion of student and parent feedback in teacher evaluations and relaxed rules regarding class size. According to the SDEA, this proposal represented "broad take-backs across the board." An opinion piece by the San Diego Union Telegraph's editorial board praised Marten's proposal and denounced the SDEA's criticism of it as indicative that they are "more focused on adult employment than student achievement." Since 2009, candidates endorsed by the SDEA have constituted the majority of the school board.
About the districtSan Diego County, California. San Diego is home to 1,338,348 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau. San Diego Unified is the second-largest school district in California, serving 131,044 students during the 2011-2012 school year.
San Diego outperformed in comparison to the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 41.4 percent of San Diego residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.5 percent for California as a whole. The median household income for San Diego was $63,990 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for San Diego was 15.4 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.
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 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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- San Diego Unified School District, "Kevin Beiser Biography," accessed April 24, 2014
- Kevin Beiser.com, "About Kevin," accessed April 24, 2014
- SDVote.net, "Campaign Finance Disclosure Search:Kevin Beiser," accessed April 24, 2014
- Kevin Beiser.com, "Endorsements," accessed April 24, 2014
- SD Democrats.org, "Democratic Candidates - June Primary Election 2014," accessed April 24, 2014 (dead link)
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Kevin Beiser for School Board 2014, "Home," accessed October 22, 2014
- Editorial staff, San Diego Union Telegraph, "City schools chief ready to fight for change," April 19, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "San Diego, California," accessed April 24, 2013
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 24, 2014
- California Secretary of State Debra Bowen, "Report of Registration as of December 31, 2013 - Registration by County," accessed April 24, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 San Diego Unified School District Elections|
|San Diego, California|
|Election date:||November 4, 2014|
|Candidates:||District B: • Kevin Beiser • Amy C. Redding|
District C: • Michael G. McQuary
|Important information:||What was at stake? • Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|