San Bernardino City Unified School District elections (2013)

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2013 San Bernardino City Unified 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
San Bernardino City Unified School District
San Bernardino County, California ballot measures
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Three seats on the School Board for San Bernardino City Unified School District were up for district wide elections that were held on November 5, 2013. Candidates Danny Tillman, Barbara Flores and Judy Penman defeated four challenging candidates to win three at-large seats.

About the district

See also: San Bernardino City Unified School District, California
San Bernardino City Unified School District is located in San Bernardino County, California
San Bernardino City Unified School District is located in San Bernardino County in San Bernardino, California. It is located in the 5th largest county in California. According to the 2010 United States Census, San Bernardino is home to 209,924 residents.[1]

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Demographics

San Bernardino underperformed in comparison to the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2011, median household income and percentage of residents living below the poverty level. The United States Census Bureau found that 11.8% of San Bernardino residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.5% for California as a whole. The median household income in San Bernardino was $39,097 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The poverty rate in San Bernardino was 30.6% compared to 15.3% for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race San Bernardino (%) California (%)
White 45.6 57.6
Black or African American 15.0 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.3 1.0
Asian 4.0 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.4 0.4
Two or More Races 5.1 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 60.0 37.6

Party Affiliation, 2013[2]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 339,603 39.05
Republican 307,945 35.41
American Independent 31,121 3.58
Libertarian 5,121 0.59
Peace and Freedom 3,204 0.37
Green 3,174 0.36
Americans Elect 68 0.01
Other 1,941 0.22

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.[3]

Method of board member selection

San Bernardino City 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 three members, but no more than four 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 four remaining seats are up for election on November 3, 2015.[4]

Elections

2013

Candidates

Election results

On November 5, 2013, candidates Danny Tillman, Barbara Flores and Abigail M. Medina defeated four challenging candidates for three seats on the San Bernardino Unified School District Board of Education.

San Bernardino City Unified School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDanny Tillman 20.2% 6,322
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Flores 19.7% 6,156
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAbigail M. Medina 16.7% 5,217
     Nonpartisan Judi Penman 16.5% 5,156
     Nonpartisan Kaisar Ahmed 12.3% 3,858
     Nonpartisan Sonia Fernandez 10.2% 3,197
     Nonpartisan Joe Navarro 4.3% 1,333
Total Votes 31,239
Source: San Bernardino County, "Governing Board Member; San Bernardino City Unified School District Voter Information" accessed December 13, 2013

Funding

Candidates received a total of $28,408 and spent a total of $23,388 during the election, according to the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Kaisar Ahmed $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Sonia Fernandez $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Barbara Flores $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Abigail M. Medina $23,554.00 $20,415.00 $0.00
Joe Navarro $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Judy Penman $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Danny Tillman $4,494.00 $2,973.00 $1,521.00

Endorsements

No candidates received official endorsements for this race.

Past elections

2011

On November 8, 2011, four seats on the San Bernardino City Unified School District Board of Education were up for election. Candidates Margaret B. Hill, Lynda K. Savage, Sharon "Bobbie" Perong and Michael J. Gallo defeated nine challengers.

San Bernardino City Unified School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2011, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMargaret B. Hill 15.3% 6,671
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLynda K. Savage 12.6% 5,482
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSharon "Bobbie" Perong 10.9% 4,751
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMichael J. Gallo 10.7% 4,647
     Nonpartisan Teresa Parra 9.7% 4,218
     Nonpartisan Juan M. Lopez 8.2% 3,581
     Nonpartisan Damon L. Alexander 7.5% 3,243
     Nonpartisan Elsa Valdez 7.1% 3,079
     Nonpartisan Daniel William Deane 7.1% 3,068
     Nonpartisan Gil Navarro 5.5% 2,400
     Nonpartisan Anna M. Cox 4.2% 1,825
     Nonpartisan Henry William Nickel 1.2% 533
     Nonpartisan Willard A. Hughes 0% 0
Total Votes 43,498
Source: Smart Voter.org, "Governing Board Member; San Bernardino City Unified School District Voter Information" accessed October 21, 2013

What was at stake?

Three at-large seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Incumbent board president Barbara Flores sought re-election along with incumbents Judy Penman and Danny Tillman.

Issues

Personnel director resigns

On September 22, 2013 Abe Flory tenured his letter of resignation to San Bernadino City Unified School District Superintendent Dale Marsden. The personnel director oversees employee hiring and promotions. Flory was originally hired by the district in 2004, but did not serve in the personnel director position for four and a half years while he successfully brought a wrongful termination suit against the district. Flory was reinstated with $550,000 in back pay. In his resignation letter, Flory accuses his replacement Patrick Maher by saying “I can no longer protect the three remaining female staff from harassment, discrimination, retaliation, creation and continuation of a ‘hostile work environment,’ sexual harassment and other acts exacerbated by the return of Mr. Patrick Maher and in part by the two other commissioners of the Personnel Commission.”[5]


Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the San Bernardino City Unified School District election in 2013:[6]

Deadline Event
July 15, 2013 Candidate filing begins
August 9, 2013 Candidate filing deadline
October 7, 2013 Early voting begins
October 12, 2013 Voter Information Guides delivered to voters’ mailboxes
October 21, 2013 Voter registration deadline
October 29, 2013 Deadline to apply to vote by mail
November 5, 2013 Election Day - 2013 Consolidated General Election
November 6, 2013 Canvassing of election begins
November 25, 2013 Deadline to complete the official canvass and certify the results

Additional elections on the ballot

The San Bernardino City Unified School district shared the November 5, 2013 ballot with elections for the Mayor of the city of San Bernardino and three City Council positions.[7]

See also

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