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Paramount Unified School District elections (2013)

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2013 Paramount Unified School District Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
See also
Paramount Unified School District
Los Angeles County, California ballot measures
Local ballot measures, California
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Three seats on the School Board for Paramount Unified School District were up for district wide elections on November 5, 2013. The November 5, 2013 election was canceled after only three incumbent candidates filed seeking re-election. The school district canceled the scheduled election due to a lack of opposition for the candidates who filed, which left Sonya S. Cuellar, Tony Pena and Alicia M. Linden Anderson as the default winners of the three at-large seats.

About the district

See also: Paramount Unified School District, California
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Paramount Unified School District is located in southern Los Angeles County, California in Paramount, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 Census, it was home to 54,098 residents.[1]


Paramount underperform 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 Paramount was $42,831 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 8.2% of Paramount 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 Paramount was 21.2% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The United States Census also found that 56.3% of Paramount residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Paramount (%) California (%)
White 42.5 57.6
Black or African American 11.7 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 1.0
Asian 3.0 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.8 0.4
Two or More Races 4.2 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 78.6 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 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.[5] 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

Paramount 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 two remaining seats are up for election on November 3, 2015.[6]




The November 5, 2013 election for Paaramount Unified School District has been canceled.[7]


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

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Paramount Unified School District election in 2013:[8]

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.[9]

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