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San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District elections (2013)

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2013 San Mateo-Foster 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
San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District
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Three seats on the School Board for San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District were up for district wide elections scheduled to be 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 Chelsea Bonini, Ed Coady and Lory Lorimer Lawson as the default winners of the three at-large seats.

About the district

San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District is located in San Mateo County, California
San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District is located in central San Mateo County in Foster City, California. It is located in the 14th largest county in California. According to the 2010 United States Census, Foster City is home to 32,129 residents.[1]

Demographics

Foster City outperformed 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 63.0% of Foster City 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 Foster City was $115,053 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The poverty rate in Foster City was 4.2% compared to 15.3% for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Foster City (%) California (%)
White 45.5 57.6
Black or African American 1.9 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.1 1.0
Asian 45.0 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.6 0.4
Two or More Races 5.0 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 6.5 37.6

Party Affiliation, 2013[2]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 185,134 51.31
Republican 69,925 19.38
American Independent 7,693 2.38
Libertarian 1,852 0.51
Peace and Freedom 735 0.20
Green 2,521 0.70
Americans Elect 14 0.00
Other 754 0.21

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 Mateo-Foster 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. Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. The two remaining seats are up for election on November 3, 2015.[4]

Elections

2013

Candidates

Funding

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

Endorsements

No candidates received any official endorsements.

Past elections

2011

On November 8, 2011, two seats on the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District were up for election. Candidates Colleen Marie Sullivan and Audrey Ng defeated one challenger.

San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2011, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngColleen Marie Sullivan 38.6% 9,540
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAudrey Ng 31.6% 7,806
     Nonpartisan Fel Anthony Amistad 29.7% 7,339
Total Votes 24,685
Source: Smart Voter.org, "Governing Board Member; San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District Voter Information" accessed October 22, 2013

What was at stake?

Three at-large seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Incumbent board president Lory Lorimer Lawson has filed seeking re-election. With only three candidates on the ballot, Ed Coady, Chelsea Bonini and Lawson were uncontested and the election did not appear on the final ballot.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary Unified School District election in 2013:[5]

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 San Mateo County also featured elections for local and municipal positions, such as elections for City Council and a Business License Tax for the city of Foster City.[6]

See also

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