Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District elections (2013)
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Method of election
What was at stake?
Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District
Cameron County, Texas ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Texas
Two seats were up for election on the Los Fresnos CISD Board on November 5, 2013. Incumbent Martin Castillo won re-election over challenger Janice Metsker-Galarza for Position 1, while unopposed incumbent Ruben R. Trevino kept the Position 2 seat.
About the districtLos Fresnos, Texas, which is also a seat of Cameron County, Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Los Fresnos is home to 5,542 residents.
In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Los Fresnos underperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 60.9% compared to 80.4% statewide. The average household income was $37,333 compared to $50,920 in the entire state. Los Fresnos had a poverty rate of 29.3%, while the poverty rate for Texas was 17.0%.
|Racial Demographics, 2010|
|Race||Los Fresnos city (%)||Texas (%)|
|Black or African American||0.4||11.8|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.4||0.7|
|Two or More Races||1.6||2.7|
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 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
Method of board member selection
The Los Fresnos CISD Independent School District board is made up of seven members who serve three-year terms and are elected in a nonpartisan election. The members do not receive compensation. The LFCISD did not hold a primary election and the general election was held on November 5, 2013.
- Ruben R. Trevino
- Incumbent and Board Secretary
|Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School Board, Position 1, 3-year term, 2013|
|Independent||Martin Castillo Incumbent||81.4%||360|
|Source: Action 4 News, "November 2013 Election Results - FINAL," accessed December 12, 2013|
No endorsements were made in this election.
No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Texas Ethics Commission.
What was at stake?
Two seats were up for election on November 5, 2013 for Positions 1 & 2. Both incumbents were re-elected to their seats.
The following dates were key deadlines for the Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District election in 2013:
|July 27, 2013||First day for filing nominating petitions|
|August 26, 2013||Last day to file nominating petitions|
|November 5, 2013||Election day|
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