|Chula Vista City Council, Seat 1|
|December 5, 2006 - January 2015|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||2 terms (8 years)|
|High school||Castle Park High School|
|Bachelor's||California State University, Chico|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Elections
- 3 Campaign themes
- 4 What was at stake?
- 5 About the district
- 6 Recent news
- 7 See also
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Ramirez was a candidate for the Trustee Area 3 seat on the Chula Vista Elementary School District Board of Education in California. He ran against fellow candidate Leslie Ray Bunker in the nonpartisan general election on November 4, 2014. Rudy Ramirez lost the general election on November 4, 2014.
Ramirez earned his B.A. in International Relations with minors in Economics and Spanish from California State University at Chico. His professional experience includes working at San Diego Architectural Metals.
Three seats on the Chula Vista Elementary School District Board of Education were up for general election on November 4, 2014. No incumbents filed to run for re-election, leaving all three seats open to newcomers. Four candidates, Barbara Majchrzak, Francisco Tamayo, George Cameron and Hector Gastelum, ran for the Trustee Area 1 seat. The Trustee Area 3 election featured candidates Leslie Ray Bunker and Rudy Ramirez, and candidates Willard "Doc" Howard, Eduardo Reyes and Joshua R. Smith ran for the Trustee Area 5 seat.
In Trustee Area 1, Tamayo defeated his three fellow candidates to win the election. Bunker won the Trustee Area 3 seat, and Reyes was elected to Trustee Area 5.
|Chula Vista Elementary School District, Trustee Area 3 General Election, 4-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Leslie Ray Bunker||61.2%||24,657|
|Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Gubernatorial General Election," accessed December 22, 2014|
Ramirez did not receive any official endorsements for this election.
On his campaign website, Ramirez outlined the following campaign themes:
|“||As a lifelong resident of this region, successful business owner, long-time community volunteer and Chula Vista City Council member, I have been deeply involved in the civic life of our town and its residents.
Whether it has been as a member of the Chula Vista City Council or as the organizer of the International Friendship Games, I remain committed to the following:
I look forward to meeting you, working for you and serving our neighborhoods.
—Rudy Ramirez's campaign website, (2012), 
What was at stake?
Issues in the district
District named in student exercise lawsuit
Chula Vista Elementary School District, along with 36 other schools across the state and three within San Diego County, was named in a lawsuit alleging the district's students were not getting enough exercise. The state mandates schools give students in kindergarten through sixth grade 200 minutes of exercise every 10 days of class, in addition to lunch and recess. In a statement, officials of the Chula Vista Elementary School District pointed to the irony of having been named the county's first Live Well, San Diego! School District. The award was given to the district in recognition of its commitment to improve the health and well-being of its students. Officials also stated that the district has made great gains in improving its schools' physical education programs in response to growing childhood obesity in recent years. The lawsuit was filed by Marc Babin and the nonprofit organization Cal200, which he leads.
About the district
Chula Vista Elementary School District is located in San Diego County, California. The county seat of San Diego County is San Diego. San Diego County was home to 3,211,252 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau. In the 2011-2012 school year, Chula Vista Elementary School District was the 40th-largest school district by enrollment in California and served 28,101 students.
San Diego County outperformed the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 34.4 percent of San Diego County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.5 percent for California as a whole. The median household income for San Diego County was $63,373 compared to $61,400 for the entire state. The percentage of people below poverty level for San Diego County was 13.9 percent while it was 15.3 percent statewide.
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.
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- Chula Vista Elementary School District, California
- Chula Vista Elementary School District elections (2014)
- San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Gubernatorial General Election Candidate List," accessed August 19, 2014
- Rudy Ramirez, "Meet Rudy" accessed May 22, 2012 (dead link)
- San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Campaign Finance Disclosure Search: RAMIREZ FOR CHULA VISTA ELEMENTARY 2014," accessed October 28, 2014
- California Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," accessed March 13, 2014
- California Secretary of State, "Official 2012 Primary election results," accessed March 13, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Rudy Ramirez Chula Vista, "Rudy Ramirez," accessed September 15, 2014
- NBC News, "Lawsuit: Students Being Cheated Out of P.E. Time," July 29, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "San Diego County, California," accessed July 14, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 22, 2014
- San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Presidential General Election November 6, 2012, Official Results," accessed July 14, 2014
- San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Presidential General Election November 4, 2008, Official Results," accessed July 14, 2014
- San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "General Election November 2, 2004, Final Official Results," accessed July 14, 2014
- San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "General Election November 7, 2000," accessed July 14, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|Chula Vista City Council, Seat 1
| Succeeded by|
|2014 Chula Vista Elementary School District Elections|
|San Diego County, California|
|Election date:||November 4, 2014|
|Candidates:||Trustee Area 1: • George Cameron • Hector Gastelum • Barbara Majchrzak • Francisco Tamayo |
Trustee Area 3: • Leslie Ray Bunker • Rudy Ramirez
Trustee Area 5: • Willard "Doc" Howard • Eduardo Reyes • Joshua R. Smith
|Important information:||What was at stake? • Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|
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