Leighton Anderson

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Leighton Anderson
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Board member, Whittier Union High School District, At-large
Incumbent
Term ends
November 2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 4, 1997
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sClaremont Men's College
J.D.Columbia University
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Leighton Anderson is an incumbent member of and was candidate for an at-large seat on the Whittier Union High School District Board of Trustees that was unopposed in the general election on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Leightton Anderson is an attorney and partner of Bewley, Lassleben & Miller, LLP. He is married to his wife Diane and they have three children that graduated from Whittier Union High Schools. He is a member of the Delegate Assembly of the California School Boards Association, the board of directors of the Whittier Chamber of Commerce and the Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Claremont Men's College and his J.D. from Columbia University.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Whittier Union High School District elections (2013)

Opposition

Leighton Anderson ran against two other candidates, including fellow incumbents Jeffrey S. Baird and Russell A. Castaneda-Calleros for three seats in the general election on November 5, 2013. The election was canceled and will did not appear on the official ballot.[2]

Funding

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

Endorsements

Leighton Anderson did not received any official endorsements for his campaign.

2009

Three seats were up for election on the Whittier Union High Board of Education. Incumbents Alex R. Morales, Jeffrey S. Baird, and Leighton Anderson filed seeking re-election and were uncontested. The election was canceled and this election was not included on the November 3, 2009 ballot.

2005

On November 8, 2005, three seats on the Whittier Union High School District Board of Education were up for election. Candidates Alex R. Morales, Jeffrey S. Baird, and Leighton Anderson defeated one challenger.

Whittier Union High School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2005
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAlex R. Morales 34.6% 24,818
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJeffrey S. Baird 26.7% 19,158
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLeighton Anderson 25.4% 18,218
     Nonpartisan Brian Beelner 13.3% 9,577
Total Votes 71,771

2001

On November 6, 2001, three seats on the Whittier Union High School District Board of Education were up for election. Candidates Alex R. Morales, Jeffrey S. Baird, and Leighton Anderson defeated one challenger.

Whittier Union High School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2001
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAlex R. Morales 30.2% 6,538
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLeighton Anderson 29.1% 6,298
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJeffrey S. Baird 26.9% 5,823
     Nonpartisan Joshua L. Barnett 13.8% 2,978
Total Votes 21,637

What was at stake?

Three at-large seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Incumbents Leighton Anderson, Jeffrey S. Baird and Russell A. Castaneda-Calleros filed seeking re-election and were unopposed. The election was canceled and did not appear on the ballot.

About the district

See also: Whittier Union High School District, California
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Whittier Union High School District is located in Los Angeles County, California in Whittier, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 85,331 residents.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Whittier (%) California (%)
White 64.6 57.6
Black or African American 1.3 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.3 1.0
Asian 3.8 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.4
Two or More Races 4.4 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 65.7 37.6

Demographics

Whittier 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. Whittier 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 Whittier was $68,055 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 23.3% of Whittier 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 Whittier was 10.1% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 82.7% of Whittier residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[5]

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