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Sue Zwahlen

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Sue Zwahlen
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Board member, Modesto City Schools, At-large
Incumbent
Term ends
2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 3, 2009
Term limitsN/A
Education
OtherSamuel Merritt Hospital, School of Nursing
Websites
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Sue Zwahlen is an incumbent member of and was a candidate for an at-large seat on the Modesto City Schools Board of Education that was up for general election on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Sue Zwahlen is a registered nurse in Modesto, California. She graduated from Samuel Merritt Hospital, School of Nursing and has been a registered nurse for 38 years. Sue is married to her husband Lynn and they have six children each of whom attended and graduated from Modesto City Schools.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Modesto City Schools elections (2013)

On November 5, 2013, candidates Sue Zwahlen, Cindy Marks, David Allan and Ruben A. Villalobos defeated two challenging candidates for four seats on the Modesto City Schools Board of Education.

Modesto City Schools Board of Education, At-large General Election,, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSue Zwahlen 22.4% 18,004
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCindy Marks Incumbent 18.4% 14,747
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRuben A. Villalobos Incumbent 16.6% 13,296
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Allan 16.3% 13,124
     Nonpartisan Brett McBay 14.7% 11,819
     Nonpartisan Michael D. "Mike" Scheid 11.6% 9,348
Total Votes 80,338
Source: Stanislaus County Elections:, "Governing Board Member; Modesto City Schools" accessed December 13, 2013

Opposition

Sue Zwahlen ran against five other candidates, including incumbents Ruben A. Villalobos and Cindy Marks as well as David Allan, Brett McBay and Michael Scheid for four seats in the general election on November 5, 2013.[2]

Funding

Sue Zwahlen did not report any contributions or expenditures to the Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder.

Endorsements

Sue Zwahlen did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.

Election history

2009

On November 3, 2009, four seats on the Modesto City Schools Board of Education were up for election. Candidates Sue Zwahlen, Cindy Marks, Ruben A. Villalobos and Nancy C. (Novak) Cline defeated five challengers.

Monterey City Schools Board of Eduction, At-large General Election, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSue Zwahlen 16.9% 14,228
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCindy Marks 13.5% 11,369
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRuben A. Villalobos 12.8% 10,770
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngNancy C. (Novak) Cline 12.1% 10,169
     Nonpartisan Solange G. Altman 10.9% 9,206
     Nonpartisan Jim Standart 10.5% 8,871
     Nonpartisan Steve Collins 9.6% 8,090
     Nonpartisan Joshua Vander Veen 7.6% 6,389
     Nonpartisan Belinda Rolicheck 6.3% 5,291
Total Votes 84,383
Source: Smart Voter.org, "Governing Board Member; Modesto City Schools Voter Information" accessed September 24, 2013

What was at stake?

Four seats were up for election on November 5, 2013, including the seats of the President and Board Clerk. Three incumbent members have filed for re-election, Ruben A. Villalobos, Sue Zwahlen and Cindy Marks.

About the district

Location

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Modesto City Schools is located in Stanislaus County, California in Modesto, California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 201,165 residents.[3]

Demographics

Modesto underperforms 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 high school diploma, and percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a Bachelor's degree. The median household income in Modesto was $49,852 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 18.7% of Modesto residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 30.2% in California. The United States Census also showed the poverty rate in Modesto was 18.5% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The United States Census also found that 79.4% of Modesto residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 92.3% in California.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
Race Modesto (%) California (%)
White 65.0 57.6
Black or African American 4.2 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.2 1.0
Asian 6.7 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1.0 0.4
Two or More Races 6.3 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 35.5 37.6

Party Affiliation, 2013[6]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 92,788 40.02
Republican 90,002 38.82
Green 698 0.30
Libertarian 1,144 0.49
American Independent 6,442 2.78
Peace and Freedom 682 0.29
Unaffiliated 37,663 16.24
Other 2,437 1.05

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