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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
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Texas
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 County, Texas.
Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District is located in Cameron County, Texas. The county seat of Cameron County is Brownsville. Cameron County is home to 406,220 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] In the 2011-2012 school year, Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District was the 101st-largest school district in Texas and served 10,310 students.[2]

Demographics

Cameron County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 14.9 percent of Cameron County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.3 percent for Texas as a whole. The median household income in Cameron County was $32,558 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Cameron County was 34.9 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2013[1]
Race Cameron County (%) Texas (%)
White 97.3 80.3
Black or African American 0.8 12.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 1.0
Asian 0.8 4.3
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 0.5 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 88.5 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Cameron County[3]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote Other Vote
2012 49,975 26,099 821
2008 48,480 26,671 506
2004 33,998 34,801 357
2000 33,214 27,800 1,043

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.[4] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

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.[5]

Elections

2013

Candidates

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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

Endorsements

No endorsements were made in this election.

Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Texas Ethics Commission.[6]

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:[7]

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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See also

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