Pomona Unified School District elections (2013)
Method of election
What was at stake?
Pomona Unified School District
Los Angeles County, California ballot measures
Local ballot measures, California
Three seats on the School Board for Pomona Unified School District were up for district wide elections that were held on November 5, 2013. Roberta A. Perlman, Adrienne D. Konigar-Macklin and Andrew S. Wong defeated John Mendoza for three at-large seats.
About the district
Pomona 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 Pomona was $49,661 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 14.1% of Pomona 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 Pomona was 15.7% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 63.0% of Pomona residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.
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. 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
Pomona Unified School District School Board consists of seven 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.
- Adrienne D. Konigar-Macklin
- Incumbent board member
- John Mendoza
- Roberta A. Perlman
- Incumbent board member
- Andrew S. Wong
- Incumbent board member
On November 5, 2013 candidates Roberta A. Perlman, Adrienne D. Konigar-Macklin and Andrew S. Wong defeated one challenging candidate for three at-large seats on the Pomona Unified School District Board of Education.
|Pomona Unified School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Roberta A. Perlman||33.6%||3,691|
|Nonpartisan||Adrienne D. Konigar-Macklin||28.3%||3,104|
|Nonpartisan||Andrew S. Wong||27.1%||2,972|
|Source: Los Angeles County Clerk, "NOVEMBER 5, 2013 - LOCAL & MUNI CONSOLIDATED ELECTION Final Official Election Returns" accessed December 13, 2013|
No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.
Candidate Adrienne D. Konigar-Macklin has received official endorsements from the California School Employees Association Pomona Chapter 14, Associated Pomona Teachers, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, and Mayor of Pomona Elliott Rothman.
On November 8, 2011, two seats on the Pomona Unified School District School Board were up for election. Candidates Jason A. Rothman and Frank Carlos Guzman defeated three challengers.
|Pomona Unified School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2011|
|Nonpartisan||Jason A. Rothman||28.9%||2,701|
|Nonpartisan||Frank Carlos Guzman||24.3%||2,266|
|Nonpartisan||Richard L. Rodriguez||22.3%||2,081|
|Nonpartisan||Anthony "Tony" Granillo||3.7%||345|
|Source: Smart Voter.org, "Governing Board Member; Pomona Unified School District Voter Information" accessed October 11, 2013|
What was at stake?
In August 2013, Pomona Unified School District unveiled three new multi-purpose stadiums at Pomona, Garey, and Diamond Ranch High Schools. The $16 million project was completed in three months after groundbreaking took places at all three sites in May. The funding for the project was made possible by 2008 voter-approved Measure PS. The measure stipulated that revenue from the bond measure must be used for school facilities including replacing out-dated infrastructure. Leslie Barnes, Pomona Unified's assistant superintendent for business services and chief financial officer, said "district administrators will not be proposing additional construction projects for some time."
The following dates were key deadlines for the Pomona Unified School District election in 2013:
|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.
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- Pomona Unified School District, California
- List of school board elections in 2013
- Los Angeles County, California ballot measures
- Local ballot measures, California
- United States Census Bureau, "Pomona, California Quick Facts," accessed October 11, 2013
- US Census Bureau, "Pomona, California Quick Facts" accessed October 11, 2013
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- SmartVoter.org, "Additional Endorsements for Adrienne D. Konigar-Macklin," accessed October 11, 2013
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