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Tami Harrill-Muniz

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Tami Harrill-Muniz
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Board member, Turlock Unified School District, At-large
Former member
Term ends
November 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
AppointedFebruary 11, 2010
Appointed byTurlock Unified Board of Trustees
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolTurlock High School
Personal
ProfessionCustomer Service Specialist
Websites
Office website
Tami Harrill-Muniz was an incumbent member of and was candidate for the Trustee Area 2 on the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees that was defeated in the general election on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Tami Harrill-Muniz is a customer service specialist that works for Foster Farms in Livingston. She is a third generation student Turlock Unified Schools and graduated from Turlock High School. She is married and has two sons that have graduated from or currently attend TUSD. She was re-appointed to the board in February of 2010 for the second time after being defeated in the 2009 election.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Turlock Unified School District elections (2013)

Opposition

Tami Harrill-Muniz was opposed by Deborah Martin for the Trustee Area 2 seat on the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees.

Election results

On November 5, 2013, Deborah Martin, Jennifer Carter and Bob Weaver were elected to the TUSD Board of Education.

Turlock Unified School District Board of Education, Trustee Area 2 General Election, 2011, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDeborah Martin 62.6% 694
     Nonpartisan Tami Harrill-Muniz 37.4% 414
Total Votes 1,108
Source: Stanislaus County Elections, "Governing Board Member; Turlock Unified School District," Accessed December 13, 2013

Funding

When asked about her campaign finance by the Turlock City News Muniz said "My Campaign is under $600 which has been mostly from my personal account. Other than that I have had donations from my Mom & Brother and a couple of friends."[2]

Endorsements

Tami Harrill-Muniz did not report any contributions or expenditures to the Stanislaus County Clerk Recorders Office.

2009

On November 3, 2009, three seats on the Turlock Unified School District Board of Education were up for election. Candidates Frank M. Lima, Eileen Hamilton, Grady L. Welch and Harinder Grewal defeated two challengers.
Turlock Unified School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2011, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBob Weaver 22.5% 3,822
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJosh Bernard 22.2% 3,770
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLori Crivelli 17.2% 2,917
     Nonpartisan Timm Lavelle 15.6% 2,646
     Nonpartisan Felicia D. Renshaw 14.2% 2,409
     Nonpartisan Tami Muniz 8.3% 1,412
Total Votes 16,976
Source: Smart Voter.org, "Governing Board Member; Turlock Unified School District Voter Information" Accessed October 25, 2013

What was at stake?

Three at-large seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Incumbent Tami Harrill-Muniz ran an opposed race in Trustee Area 2 while incumbent Bob Weaver ran an unopposed campaign in Trustee Area 4.

About the district

Location

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Turlock Unified School District is located in Stanislaus County, California in Turlock, California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 68,549 residents.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Turlock (%) California (%)
White 69.8 57.6
Black or African American 1.7 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.9 1.0
Asian 5.6 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.5 0.4
Two or More Races 5.0 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 36.4 37.6

Party Affiliation, 2013[5]
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

Demographics

Turlock 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 Turlock was $50,862 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 22.9% of Turlock residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.2% in California. The US Census also showed the poverty rate in Turlock was 15.2% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 78.6% of Turlock residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 92.3% in California.[6]

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