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Redwood City Elementary School District elections (2013)

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2013 Redwood City Elementary 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
Redwood City Elementary School District
San Mateo County, California ballot measures
Local ballot measures, California
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Two seats on the School Board for Redwood City Elementary School District were up for district wide elections that were 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 Maria Diaz-Slocum and Hilary Paulson as the default winners of the two at-large seats.

About the district

See also: Redwood City Elementary School District, California
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Redwood City Elementary School District is located in San Mateo County, California in Redwood City, California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 76,815 residents.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Redwood City (%) California (%)
White 60.2 57.6
Black or African American 2.4 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 1.0
Asian 10.7 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1.0 0.4
Two or More Races 5.5 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 38.8 37.6

Demographics

Redwood City 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 Redwood City was $77,111 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 40.1% of Redwood City residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 20.1 in California. The US Census also showed the poverty rate in Redwood City was 9.4% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 85.4% of Redwood City residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[3]

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.[4] 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

Redwood City Elementary 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. Two seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. The three remaining seats are up for election on November 3, 2015.[5]

Elections

2013

Candidates

This election did not feature on the ballot after only two candidates filed seeking election for two places on the Redwood City Elementary School Board.

Funding

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election to the San Mateo County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder.

Endorsements

No candidates received official endorsements for their campaigns.

Past elections

2011

On November 8, 2011, three seats on the Redwood City Elementary School District were up for election. Candidates Alisa Greene Macavoy, Dennis P. McBride and Shelly Masur defeated one challenging candidate.

Redwood City Elementary School District Board of Education, At Large General Election, 2011, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAlisa Greene Macavoy 29.2% 5,973
     Nonpartisan Dennis P. McBride 29.1% 5,941
     Nonpartisan Shelly Masur 26.9% 5,495
Total Votes 20,430
Source: SmartVoter.org, "Board Member; Redwood City School District Voter Information," accessed October 28, 2013

What was at stake?

Two at large seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Two incumbents, Maria Diaz-Slocum and Hilary Paulson filed seeking election. With only two candidates filing for two seats, the election was canceled and this contest did not appear on the November 5, 2013 ballot.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Redwood City Elementary School District election in 2013:[6]

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 7, 2013 First day to vote by mail
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 San Mateo County also featured elections for local and municipal positions, such as elections for three seats on the Redwood City Council, irrigation districts and utlity director positions. The school board election was not on the ballot.[7]

See also

External links

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