Pomona Unified School District elections (2013)

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2013 Pomona 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
Pomona Unified School District
Los Angeles County, California ballot measures
Local ballot measures, California
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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

See also: Pomona Unified School District, California
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Pomona Unified School District is located in western Los Angeles County, California in Pomona, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 149,058 residents.[1]


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.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Pomona (%) California (%)
White 48.0 57.6
Black or African American 7.3 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1 1.0
Asian 8.5 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.4
Two or More Races 4.4 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 70.5 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: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[5]

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.[6]




Election results

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
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRoberta A. Perlman 33.6% 3,691
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAdrienne D. Konigar-Macklin 28.3% 3,104
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew S. Wong 27.1% 2,972
     Nonpartisan John Mendoza 11% 1,207
Total Votes 10,974
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.[7]

Past elections


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
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJason A. Rothman 28.9% 2,701
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Carlos Guzman 24.3% 2,266
     Nonpartisan Richard L. Rodriguez 22.3% 2,081
     Nonpartisan Hank Mollet 20.9% 1,949
     Nonpartisan Anthony "Tony" Granillo 3.7% 345
Total Votes 9,342
Source: Smart Voter.org, "Governing Board Member; Pomona Unified School District Voter Information" accessed October 11, 2013

What was at stake?

Three at-large seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Incumbents Adrienne D. Konigar-Macklin, Roberta A. Perlman and Andrew S. Wong filed seeking re-election.


New stadiums

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."[8]

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Pomona 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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