Ventura Unified School District elections (2013)

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2013 Ventura Unified School District Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
See also
Ventura Unified School District
Ventura County, California ballot measures
Local ballot measures, California
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Three seats on the School Board for Ventura Unified School District were up for district wide elections held on November 5, 2013. The election was canceled after only three incumbents have filed seeking re-election. The school district canceled the scheduled election due to a lack of opposition for the candidates who filed, which left Mary Haffner, Velma L. Lomax and John B. Walker as the default winners of the three at-large seats.

About the district

See also: Ventura Unified School District, California
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Ventura Unified School District is located in Ventura County, California in San Buenaventura, California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 106,433 residents.[1]


San Buenaventura outperforms 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 bachelor's degree and percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma. The median household income in San Buenaventura was $66,226 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 31.6% of San Buenaventura residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 30.2 in California. The US Census also showed the poverty rate in San Buenaventura was 10.5% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The United States Census also found that 87.8% of San Buenaventura residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race San Buenaventura (%) California (%)
White 76.6 57.6
Black or African American 1.6 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.2 1.0
Asian 3.4 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.4
Two or More Races 5.2 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 31.8 37.6

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.[4] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

Method of board member selection

Ventura Unified 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.[5]





No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Ventura County Clerk and Registrar/Recorder of Voters.

What was at stake?

Three at-large seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Incumbents Mary Haffner, Velma L. Lomax and John B. Walker filed seeking re-election and were unopposed. The election was canceled and did not appear on the ballot.

Key deadlines

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

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 Ventura County also featured elections for local and municipal positions, such as four Ventura City Council positions and two Water District positions.[7]

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