Meredith Ibarra

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Meredith Ibarra
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Board member, Salinas Union High School District, Trustee Area 5
Former candidate
Term ends
November 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Meredith Ibarra was a candidate for the Trustee Area 5 on the Salinas Union High School District Board of Trustees that was defeated in the general election on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Meredith Ibarra is an incumbent member of Alisal Union Elementary School Board and would have had to resign this position if she was successful in her 2013 election. Ibarra is a mother of two.[1] Ibarra was singled out by fellow Alisal School Board member Maricela Cruz for long-winded comments on agenda items. The board discussed a policy of limiting board member’s comments on any agenda item to five minutes as a result of two incidents in which Ibarra's microphone was turned off.[2]

Elections

2013

See also: Salinas Union High School District elections (2013)

Opposition

Meredith Ibarra was opposed by Eva Marie Martinez and Kimberly Morales for the Trustee Area 5 position.[3]

Election results

On November 5, 2013 Phillip G. Tabera, Lila Cann and Eva Marie Martinez were elected to the Salinas Union High School District Board of Education. No candidates filed seeking election for the Trustee Area 2 seat.

Salinas Union High School District Board of Education, Trustee Area 5 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngEva Marie Martinez 63% 1,101
     Nonpartisan Kimberly Morales 25% 437
     Nonpartisan Meredith Ibarra 12% 210
Total Votes 1,748
Source: [http://www.montereycountyelections.us/Election%20Result.htm Monterey County Elections, "COUNTY OF MONTEREY CITY / SCHOOL / SPECIAL DISTRICT ELECTION," accessed December 13, 2013]

Funding

Ibarra did not report any contributions or expenditures to the Monterey County Election Commission.

Endorsements

Meredith Ibarra did not received any official endorsements for her campaign.

What was at stake?

Four seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. One seat was up for election in Trustee Areas 2, 3, 5 and 7. No candidates filed for the Trustee Area 2 seat.

About the district

See Also: Salinas Union High School District, California
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Salinas Union High School District is located in Monterey County, California in Salinas, California. Salinas is the county seat and largest municipality of Monterey County. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 150,441 residents.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
Race Salinas (%) California (%)
White 45.8 57.6
Black or African American 2.0 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.2 1.0
Asian 6.2 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.3 0.4
Two or More Races 5.0 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 74.9 37.6

Demographics

Salinas underperforms the rest of California when measured on the basis of median household income, percentage of residents living below the poverty level, 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. The median household income in Salinas was $50,808 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 12.5% of Salinas 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 Salinas was 14.6% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 59.5% of Salinas residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[6]

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