Margarita L. Rios

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Margarita L. Rios
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Board member, Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, At-large
Incumbent
Term ends
November 2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 3, 2009
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCalifornia State University: Long Beach
Associate'sCerritos College
Personal
ProfessionPolice sergeant
Websites
Office website
Margarita L. Rios is an incumbent member of and was a candidate for an at-large seat on the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District Board of Trustees that was up for general election on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Margarita L. Rios is a sergeant with the Los Angeles School Police Department and has been a sworn police officer since 1997. She earned her Associate's degree from Cerritos College and her Bachelor's degree from California State University: Long Beach.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District elections (2013)

Opposition

Margarita L. Rios ran against six other candidates, including incumbents Ed Hengler, Darryl Rodney Adams and Ana Valencia as well as challengers Salvador Limon, Sean M. Reagan, and Mark Owen White for four seats in the general election on November 5, 2013.[2]

Election results

On November 5, 2013, four seats were up for election on the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District Board of Education. Candidates Margarita L. Rios, Darryl Rodney Adams, Sean M. Reagan and Ana M. Valencia defeated three challenging candidates for four positions on the NLMUSD Board of Education.

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMargarita L. Rios 18.8% 2,541
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDarryl Rodney Adams 17.3% 2,333
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSean M. Reagan 15.5% 2,089
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAna M. Valencia 14.5% 1,961
     Nonpartisan Salvador Limon 13% 1,752
     Nonpartisan Ed Hengler 12.4% 1,677
     Nonpartisan Mark Owen White 8.6% 1,156
Total Votes 13,509
Source: Los Angeles County Clerk, "NOVEMBER 5, 2013 - LOCAL & MUNI CONSOLIDATED ELECTION Final Official Election Returns" Accessed December 13, 2013

Funding

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

Endorsements

Margarita L. Rios has not received any official endorsements for his campaign as of yet.

Past Elections

2009

On November 3, 2009, four seats on the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District Board of Education were up for election. Candidates Ed Hengler , Ana M. Valencia, Margarita L. Rios and Darryl Rodney Adams defeated two challengers.

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngEd Hengler 18.7% 2,614
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAna M. Valencia 17.8% 2,489
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMargarita L. Rios 17.7% 2,475
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDarryl Rodney Adams 16.9% 2,362
     Nonpartisan Chris Pflanzer 15.4% 2,160
     Nonpartisan Jesus G. "Jesse" Urquidi 13.5% 1,888
Total Votes 13,988
Source: Smart Voter.org, "Governing Board Member; Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District Voter Information" Accessed October 8, 2013

What was at stake?

Four at-large seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Incumbent board members Darryl Rodney Adams, Ed Hengler, Margarita L. Rios and Ana Valencia filed seeking re-election against three challenging candidates, Salvador Limon, Sean M. Reagan and Mark Owen White.

About the district

See also: Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, California
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Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District is located in southcentral Los Angeles County, California in Norwalk, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 105,549 residents.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Norwalk (%) California (%)
White 49.4 57.6
Black or African American 4.4 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1 1.0
Asian 12.0 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.4 0.4
Two or More Races 4.1 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 70.1 37.6

Demographics

Norwalk underperforms the rest of California when measured on the basis of median household income, percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a Bachelor's degree and percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma and percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma. Norwalk outperforms the rest of California when measured on the basis of percentage of residents living below the poverty level. The median household income in Norwalk was $60,090 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 15.1% of Norwalk 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 Norwalk was 11.1% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 71.8% of Norwalk residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[5]

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References

  1. SmartVoter.org, "Margarita L. Rios," Accessed October 8, 2013
  2. La Vote.net, "LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL CONSOLIDATED ELECTIONS - 11/5/2013" Accessed October 8, 2013
  3. [http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0652526.html‎ US Census Bureau "Norwalk, California Quick Facts" Accessed October 8, 2013]
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  5. [http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0652526.html‎ US Census Bureau "Norwalk, California Quick Facts" Accessed October 8, 2013]