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Hector Gastelum
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Former candidate for
Board member, Chula Vista Elementary Board of Education, Trustee Area 1
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionBusinessman
Hector Gastelum was a candidate for the Trustee Area 1 seat on the Chula Vista Elementary School District Board of Education in California. He ran against Barbara Majchrzak, George Cameron and Francisco Tamayo in the general election on November 4, 2014.[1] Hector Gastelum lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Gastelum was a 2014 nonpartisan candidate for the city council of Chula Vista, California. He was defeated by Patricia Aguilar and Dan Smith. Gastelum also ran unsuccessfully for District 40 of the California State Senate in a 2013 special election.[2]

Elections

2014

Chula Vista Elementary Board of Education election

See also: Chula Vista Elementary School District elections (2014)
Opposition

Three seats on the Chula Vista Elementary School District Board of Education were up for general election on November 4, 2014. No incumbents filed to run for re-election, leaving all three seats open to newcomers. Four candidates, Barbara Majchrzak, Francisco Tamayo, George Cameron and Hector Gastelum, ran for the Trustee Area 1 seat. The Trustee Area 3 election featured candidates Leslie Ray Bunker and Rudy Ramirez, and candidates Willard "Doc" Howard, Eduardo Reyes and Joshua R. Smith ran for the Trustee Area 5 seat.

In Trustee Area 1, Tamayo defeated his three fellow candidates to win the election. Bunker won the Trustee Area 3 seat, and Reyes was elected to Trustee Area 5.

Results
Chula Vista Elementary School District, Trustee Area 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngFrancisco Tamayo 36.7% 10,922
     Nonpartisan Barbara Majchrzak 27.9% 8,304
     Nonpartisan George Cameron 20.8% 6,170
     Nonpartisan Hector Gastelum 14.6% 4,330
Total Votes 29,726
Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Gubernatorial General Election, Tuesday, November 4, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.
Funding

Gastelum had not reported any contributions or expenditures to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters as of October 28, 2014.[3]

Endorsements

Gastelum received the endorsement of the Republican Party of San Diego County.[4]

Chula Vista City Council election

See also: Chula Vista, California city council elections, 2014

The city of Chula Vista, California held city council elections on June 3, 2014. Incumbent Patricia Aguilar faced Hector Gastelum, David Gonzalez, Jr., Willie Harris, Dan Smith and Michael Spethman in the general election. Because no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters - Aguilar and Smith - met in a runoff election on November 4, 2014. Aguilar defeated Smith in the runoff.[5][6][7][8]

Chula Vista City Council, District 2, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPatricia Aguilar 48.2% 10,265
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Smith 16.7% 3,562
Hector Gastelum 10% 2,131
David Gonzalez, Jr. 10.8% 2,303
Willie Harris 6.5% 1,393
Michael Spethman 7.8% 1,652
Total Votes 21,306
Source: County of San Diego

2013

See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Gastelum ran in a special election for California State Senate District 40. The seat was vacant following Juan Vargas's (D) election to the 51st Congressional District of California on November 6, 2012. Gastelum was defeated by Ben Hueso (D) in the special election on March 12, 2013.[2][9][10][11]

California State Senate, District 40, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBen Hueso 53.1% 29,367
     Democratic Anna Nevenic 10.4% 5,740
     Republican Hector Gastelum 21.6% 11,951
     Republican Xanthi Gionis 14.9% 8,243
Total Votes 55,301

What was at stake?

Issues in the district

District named in student exercise lawsuit

Chula Vista Elementary School District, along with 36 other schools across the state and three within San Diego County, was named in a lawsuit alleging the district's students were not getting enough exercise. The state mandates schools give students in kindergarten through sixth grade 200 minutes of exercise every 10 days of class, in addition to lunch and recess. In a statement, officials of the Chula Vista Elementary School District pointed to the irony of having been named the county's first Live Well, San Diego! School District. The award was given to the district in recognition of its commitment to improve the health and well-being of its students. Officials also stated that the district has made great gains in improving its schools' physical education programs in response to growing childhood obesity in recent years. The lawsuit was filed by Marc Babin and the nonprofit organization Cal200, which he leads.[12]

About the district

See also: Chula Vista Elementary School District, California
Chula Vista Elementary School District is located in San Diego County, California.

Chula Vista Elementary School District is located in San Diego County, California. The county seat of San Diego County is San Diego. San Diego County was home to 3,211,252 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.[13] In the 2011-2012 school year, Chula Vista Elementary School District was the 40th-largest school district by enrollment in California and served 28,101 students.[14]

Demographics

San Diego County outperformed the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 34.4 percent of San Diego County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.5 percent for California as a whole. The median household income for San Diego County was $63,373 compared to $61,400 for the entire state. The percentage of people below poverty level for San Diego County was 13.9 percent while it was 15.3 percent statewide.[13]

Racial Demographics, 2013[13]
Race San Diego County (%) California (%)
White 76.6 73.5
Black or African American 5.6 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.3 1.7
Asian 11.7 14.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6 0.5
Two or more race 4.2 3.7
Hispanic or Latino 32.9 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern,
San Diego County[15][16][17][18]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 626,957 536,726
2008 666,581 541,032
2004 526,437 596,033
2000 437,666 475,736

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.[19]

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References

  1. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Gubernatorial General Election Candidate List," accessed August 19, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 sos.ca.gov, "Official special election results," accessed November 18, 2013
  3. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Campaign Finance Disclosure Search: HECTOR RAUL GASTELUM," accessed October 28, 2014
  4. Republican Party of San Diego County, "Endorsements," accessed October 28, 2014
  5. City of Chula Vista "Candidate Log - June 3, 2014 General Municipal Election," accessed April 3, 2014
  6. San Diego Source, "Chula Vista mayor's race, council seat 1 undecided," June 3, 2014
  7. KPBS, "June 3, 2014 Primary Election Results," June 3, 2014
  8. San Diego County, "2014 Unofficial Election Results," accessed on November 4, 2014
  9. Imperial Valley Press, "Special election will fill seat vacated by Vargas," November 14, 2012
  10. U-T San Diego, "2 REPUBLICANS JOIN STATE SENATE RACE," January 19, 2013
  11. SCPR.org, "32nd Senate District race heads to a May runoff to represent Pomona, Fontana and Ontario," March 13, 2013
  12. NBC News, "Lawsuit: Students Being Cheated Out of P.E. Time," July 29, 2014
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 United States Census Bureau, "San Diego County, California," accessed July 14, 2014
  14. National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 22, 2014
  15. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Presidential General Election November 6, 2012, Official Results," accessed July 14, 2014
  16. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Presidential General Election November 4, 2008, Official Results," accessed July 14, 2014
  17. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "General Election November 2, 2004, Final Official Results," accessed July 14, 2014
  18. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "General Election November 7, 2000," accessed July 14, 2014
  19. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014