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Redwood City Elementary School District elections (2013)
Method of election
What was at stake?
Redwood City Elementary School District
San Mateo County, California ballot measures
Local ballot measures, California
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
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.
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
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.
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.
No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election to the San Mateo County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder.
No candidates received official endorsements for their campaigns.
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|
|Nonpartisan||Alisa Greene Macavoy||29.2%||5,973|
|Nonpartisan||Dennis P. McBride||29.1%||5,941|
|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.
The following dates were key deadlines for the Redwood City Elementary 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 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.
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- ShapetheFuture.org, "Election Calendar" accessed October 28, 2013