Lydia Gutierrez

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Lydia Gutierrez
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California Superintendent of Public Instruction
Former Candidate
Bachelor'sPepperdine University
Master'sDominguez Hills
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Lydia Ann Gutierrez was a nonpartisan candidate for California Superintendent of Public Instruction in the 2014 elections. She previously ran for the California State Senate as a Republican


Gutierrez's started working as a teacher, but later left the field following the death of her father. She then worked as an administrator for F/A 18 Radar and, later, acting supervisor in Cost Estimating for the Bradley Tank parts division. She then returned to education.

Gutierrez has credentials for multiple subjects for Kindergarten through 12th grade and bilingual education. She teaches at UCLA's Math Project Center X. She is also a fellow of the Cal STate Long Beach Writing Project, and lectures for the Los Angeles County Teachers Mathematics Association.[1]


  • Liberal Arts degree from Pepperdine University
  • Master's in Multicultural Bilingual Education from Dominguez Hills



See also: California down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Gutierrez ran for election to the office of California Superintendent of Public Instruction. She lost in the primary election on June 3, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.[2]

California Superintendent of Public Instruction, Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTom Torlakson Incumbent 46.5% 1,767,257
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMarshall Tuck 28.9% 1,098,441
     Nonpartisan Lydia Gutierrez 24.5% 931,719
Total Votes 3,797,417
Election Results via California Secretary of State.


Gutierrez ran for California Superintendent of Public Instruction in the 2010 election. She lost in the primary election.[3]


Gutierrez ran for California State Senate in District 25 as a Republican in 2008. She won the Republican primary, but later lost in the general election.[3][4]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gutierrez is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Gutierrez raised a total of $49,332 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.[3]

Lydia Gutierrez's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2010 California Superintendent of Public Instruction Defeated $30,590
2008 California State Senate Defeated $18,742
Grand Total Raised $49,332

2008 and 2010

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Gutierrez grew up in a family of 10 children. Her father was born in Missouri to a family of migrant farm workers. Her mother was born in San Pedro, California.[1]

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