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Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District elections (2013)

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2013 Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
See also
Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District
Cameron County, Texas ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Texas
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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 district

See also: Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District, Texas
Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District is located in Cameron, TX
Los Fresnos CISD is located in Los 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.[1]


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%.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2010[1]
Race Los Fresnos city (%) Texas (%)
Hispanic 88.2 37.6
White 86.3 70.4
Black or African American 0.4 11.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.7
Asian 0.1 3.8
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.[2]

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.[3]





Election results

Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School Board, Position 1, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngMartin Castillo Incumbent 81.4% 360
     Independent Janice Metsker-Galarza 18.6% 82
Total Votes 442
Source: Action 4 News, "November 2013 Election Results - FINAL," accessed December 12, 2013


No endorsements were made in this election.

Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Texas Ethics Commission.[4]

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.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District election in 2013:[5]

Deadline Event
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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