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Paul L. Helzer
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Board member, Bellflower Unified School District, At-large
Incumbent
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 13
Leadership
President
3 terms
Vice President
1 term
Clerk
1 term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 6, 2001
Term limitsN/A
Education
OtherPalmer College of Chiropractic
Personal
ProfessionChiropractor
Paul L. Helzer is an at-large member on the Bellflower Unified School District Board of Education in California. He first won election to the board in 2001. Helzer won re-election to the board on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Helzer is a chiropractor, director of Helzer Healing Arts Center, and incumbent member of the Bellflower Unified School District Board of Education. Helzer graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic. He has lived in Bellflower for 54 years with his wife Beverly and their four daughters who all graduated from Bellflower Unified schools.[1][2]

Elections

2013

See also: Bellflower Unified School District elections (2013)

Helzer ran against five other candidates including incumbent Laura Sanchez-Ramirez for three seats in the general election on November 5, 2013.[3]

Election results

On November 5, 2013, Laura Sanchez-Ramirez, Sue S. Elhessen and Paul L. Helzer defeated three challenging candidates for three seats on the BUSD Board of Education.

Bellflower Unified School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSue S. Elhessen 19.5% 1,268
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLaura Sanchez-Ramirez Incumbent 19.2% 1,250
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPaul L. Helzer Incumbent 17.6% 1,145
     Nonpartisan Sean Bookout 15.6% 1,014
     Nonpartisan Ted Edmiston 15.1% 984
     Nonpartisan Angelia Parrish 13% 844
Total Votes 6,505
Source: Los Angeles County Clerk, "NOVEMBER 5, 2013 - LOCAL & MUNI CONSOLIDATED ELECTION Final Official Election Returns" Accessed December 12, 2013

Funding

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

Endorsements

Helzer received official endorsements from the Bellflower City Council, LA County Supervisor Don Knabe, and two former BUSD superintendents Rick Kemppainen and Dr. Rebecca Turrentine.[4]

2009

On November 3, 2009, three seats on the Bellflower Unified School District Board of Education were up for election. Candidates Paul L. Helzer, Rich Buonocore and Laura Sanchez-Ramirez defeated four challengers.

Bellflower Unified School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2009, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPaul L. Helzer 31.2% 1,685
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLaura Sanchez-Ramirez 28% 1,511
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRich Buonocore 24% 1,297
     Nonpartisan Algelia B. Parrish 16.8% 907
     Nonpartisan Corinne S. Maestro 0% 0
Total Votes 5,400
Source: Smart Voter.org, "Governing Board Member; Bellflower Unified School District Voter Information" Accessed September 6, 2013

2005

On November 8, 2005, three seats on the Bellflower Unified School District Board of Education were up for election. Candidates Paul L. Helzer, Rich Buonocore and Laura Sanchez-Ramirez defeated four challengers.

Bellflower Unified School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2005, 2005
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPaul L. Helzer 22.3% 5,267
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLaura Sanchez-Ramirez 21.3% 5,034
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRich Buonocore 21.3% 5,031
     Nonpartisan Bill Ste Marie 20.2% 4,770
     Nonpartisan C. "Sonny" Santa Ines 15% 3,553
Total Votes 23,655

2001

On November 6, 2001, three seats on the Bellflower Unified School District Board of Education were up for election. Candidates William "Bill" Ste Marie, Rich Buonocore and Paul L. Helzer defeated six challengers.

Bellflower Unified School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2005, 2005
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam "Bill" Ste Marie 20.2% 1,978
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRich Buonocore 16.5% 1,615
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPaul L. Helzer 14.5% 1,417
     Nonpartisan Harold C. Carman 11.3% 1,102
     Nonpartisan G. "Petie" Anderson 9% 886
     Nonpartisan Karin A. Thompson 7.5% 735
     Nonpartisan G. "Rick" Royse 7.4% 721
     Nonpartisan Jerry Trautman 6% 588
     Nonpartisan C. "Sonny" Santa Ines 4.9% 481
     Nonpartisan George Jammal 2.7% 269
Total Votes 9,792

What was at stake?

Three positions on the Bellflower Unified School District Board of Education including the President's position were at stake on the November 5, 2013 ballot. Incumbents Paul L. Helzer and Laura Sanchez-Ramirez filed for re-election.

Issues

Textbook theft ring

On September 5, 2013, thirteen school district employees from the Los Angeles Unified, Bellflower Unified, Inglewood Unified, and Lynwood Unified school districts were indicted on charges of embezzlement and accepting bribes. These charges stem from an investigation which revealed Corey Frederick and the operators of "Doorkeeper Textz" would bribe these school district employees in exchange for textbooks acquired from the school districts. The textbooks were then sold back to the school districts or through online outlets such as Amazon or Bookbyte. A now retired, Bellflower Unified warehouse supervisor Vincent Browning has been accused of accepting $47,728 in bribes.[5]

About the district

See also: Bellflower Unified School District, California
Bellflower Unified School District is located in Los Angeles County, California
Bellflower Unified School District is located in Southern Los Angeles County, California in Bellflower, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 77,356 residents.[6]

Demographics

Bellflower outperforms the rest of California when measured on the basis of percentage of residents living below the poverty level, but underperforms when measured on percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a Bachelor's degree and median household income. The median household income in Bellflower was $50,244 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 17.4% of Bellflower 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 Bellflower was 13.4% compared to 14.4% for the entire state.[7]

Racial Demographics, 2012[8]
Race Bellflower (%) California (%)
White 42.2 57.6
Black or African American 14.0 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.0 1.0
Asian 11.6 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.8 0.4
Two or More Races 4.7 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 52.3 37.6

See also

Bellflower Unified School District, California
Bellflower Unified School District elections (2013)

External links

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Azusa Unified School District website School board site

References