Martin Castillo

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Martin Castillo
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Board Member, Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District, Position 1
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Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
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Martin Castillo is a currently holds Position 1 on the Los Fresnos CISD Board. He won re-election on November 5, 2013 against challenger Janice Metsker-Galarza.



See also: Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District elections (2013)


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


Castillo was not endorsed in this campaign.


Castillo reported no contributions or expenditures to the Texas Ethics Commission.[1]

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.

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.[2] 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.[3]


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.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2013[2]
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[4]
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 rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[5][6]

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  1. Texas Ethics Commission Search Campaign Finance Reports, accessed December 26, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 United States Census Bureau, "Cameron County, Texas," accessed August 5, 2014
  3. National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed August 5, 2014
  4. Texas Secretary of State, "Cameron County," accessed December 31, 2014
  5. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  6. 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.