Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District elections (2013)

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2013 Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified 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
California
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
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Three seats on the School Board for Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District were up for district wide elections scheduled to be held on November 5, 2013. The school district canceled the scheduled election due to a lack of opposition for the candidates who filed, which left Anthony Collatos, Barbara Lucky and Malcolm S. Sharp as the default winners of the three at-large seats.

About the district

See also: Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, California
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Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District is located in southern Los Angeles County, California in Palos Verdes Estates, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 Census, it was home to 13,438 residents.[1]

Demographics

Palos Verdes Estates outperforms 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 Palos Verdes Estates was $159,038 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 76.3% of Palos Verdes Estates residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 30.2 in California. The United States Census also showed the poverty rate in Palos Verdes Estates was 1.7% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The United States Census also found that 98.1% of Palos Verdes Estates residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Palos Verdes Estates (%) California (%)
White 77.0 57.6
Black or African American 1.2 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 1.0
Asian 17.3 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.4
Two or More Races 3.6 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 4.7 37.6

Party Affiliation, 2013[4]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 2,486,479 51.11
Republican 1,048,507 21.55
American Independent 109,055 2.24
Libertarian 25,808 0.53
Peace and Freedom 24,950 0.51
Green 24,534 0.50
Americans Elect 2,583 0.05
Other 262,180 5.39

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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[5]

Method of board member selection

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District School Board consists of five members, all of whom are elected to four year terms. All board members represent the district at large. Board member terms are staggered so that at least two members, but no more than three are to be elected each odd numbered year on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November. There are no primary elections. Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. The three remaining seats are up for election on November 3, 2015.[6]

Elections

2013

Candidates

The November 5, 2013 election for Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District was canceled.[7]

Funding

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.

Endorsements

Anthony Collatos received official endorsements from The Daily Breeze, Citizens for California Reform and Joseph Sherwood Palos Verdes Estates City Treasurer and Former Mayor.[8]

Past elections

2011

On November 8, 2011, four seats on the ABC Unified School District Board of Education were up for election. Candidates Sophia M. Tse, Armin Reyes, Celia Spitzer and Maynard G. Law defeated two challengers.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Vanden Bos 38.2% 7,993
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngErin G. La Monte 32.5% 6,790
     Nonpartisan Dianna Chooljian, M.D. 29.3% 6,128
Total Votes 20,911
Source: Smart Voter.org, "Governing Board Member; Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District Voter Information" accessed October 10, 2013

What was at stake?

Three at-large seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. The election was canceled when a only minimum number of candidates applied for the election.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District election in 2013:[9]

Deadline Event
July 15, 2013 First day to file a petition of candidacy
August 9, 2013 Close of filing period for petition of candidacy
October 21, 2013 Last day to register to vote in school election
October 29, 2013 Final day to apply to vote by mail
November 5, 2013 Election Day

Additional elections on the ballot

The ballot for the November 5, 2013 election in Los Angeles County also featured elections for local and municipal positions, such as elections for City Clerk, City Treasurer, Mayor and City Council.[10]

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