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Y. Tony Torng

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Y. Tony Torng
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Board member, Walnut Valley Unified School District, At-large
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNational Taiwan University
Master'sUniversity of Arizona
Ph.D.University of Arizona
ProfessionTechnical fellow
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Y. Tony Torng is a current board member and was a candidate for an at-large seat on the Walnut Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees. He first won in an election opposed by three other candidates that took place on November 5, 2013.


Y. Tony Torng is a technical fellow with the Boeing Company. He is married to his wife Liling and they have two children that are WVUSD graduates. Torng earned his Bachelor's degree from National Taiwan University and his Master's and Ph.D degrees from the University of Arizona. He has served as a volunteer with the Diamond Bar Planning Commission, Friends of the Diamond Bar Library and Diamond Bar YMCA.[1]



See also: Walnut Valley Unified School District elections (2013)


Y. Tony Torng was opposed by three candidates including incumbents Cindy M. Ruiz and Helen M. Hall as well as challenging candidate S. Sean Monemi for three seats on the Walnut Valley Unified School District School Board.[2]

Election results

On November 5, 2013, Helen Hall, Cindy M. Ruiz and Y. Tony Torng defeated one challenging candidate for three seats on the WVUSD Board of Education.

Walnut Valley Unified School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2011, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngHelen Hall 27.5% 3,035
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngY. Tony Torng 25.4% 2,795
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCindy M. Ruiz 23.9% 2,631
     Nonpartisan S. Sean Monemi 23.2% 2,558
Total Votes 11,019
Source: Los Angeles County Clerk, "NOVEMBER 5, 2013 - LOCAL & MUNI CONSOLIDATED ELECTION Final Official Election Returns" accessed December 13, 2013


Torng did not report any contributions or expenditures to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder.


Torng received official endorsements from Congressman Ed. Royce, Congresswoman Judy Chu, LA County Supervisor Don Knabe, five members of the Walnut Valley Unified School Board and CA State Assemblyman Curt Hagman.[3]

What was at stake?

Three at-large seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Incumbent President Helen M. Hall and incumbent board clerk Cindy M. Ruiz filed to seek re-election.

About the district

See also: Walnut Valley Unified School District, California
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Walnut Valley Unified School District is located in Los Angeles County, California in Walnut, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 29,172 residents.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
Race Walnut (%) California (%)
White 23.7 57.6
Black or African American 2.8 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 1.0
Asian 63.6 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.4
Two or More Races 3.5 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 19.1 37.6


Walnut 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 Walnut was $101,358 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 49.5% of Walnut 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 Walnut was 4.9% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 92.5% of Walnut residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[6]

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