Aurora R. Villon
|Aurora R. Villon|
|Board member, El Rancho Unified School District, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Bachelor's||California State University: Fresno|
|Master's||University of California: Long Beach|
|Other||University of California: Irvine|
was a candidate for an at-large seat on the El Rancho Unified School District Board of Trustees
that was first elected in the general election on November 5, 2013.
Aurora R. Villon has been a resident of the Pico Rivera area for 28 years and served as a teacher, counselor, school administrator, program director and college professor. She earned her Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Guidance & Counseling from California State University: Fresno. She also earned a Master's degree in Education from University of California: Long Beach and an Ed.D. from University of California: Irvine. She is married to her husband Angel and they have had four children graduate from El Rancho School District.
- See also: El Rancho Unified School District elections (2013)
Aurora R. Villon ran against five other candidates, including incumbents Dr. Joseph Rivera and Rachel D. Canchola, for three seats in the general election on November 5, 2013.
On November 5, 2013 Jose Lara, Aurora R. Villon and Rachel D. Canchola defeated three challenging candidates for three seats on the El Rancho Unified School District Board of Education.
|El Rancho Unified School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2013
||Aurora R. Villon
||Rachel D. Canchola
|| Magdalena "Maggie" Cardenas
|| Joe Rivera
|| Fernando Centeno
|Source: Los Angeles County Clerk, "NOVEMBER 5, 2013 - LOCAL & MUNI CONSOLIDATED ELECTION Final Official Election Returns" Accessed December 12, 2013
Villon did not report any contributions or expenditures to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.
Aurora R. Villon did not received any official endorsements for his campaign.
What was at stake?
Three at-large seats were up for election on November 5, 2013, including the seats of the Vice-President and Board Clerk. Incumbents Rachel Canchola and Dr. Joseph Rivera filed seeking re-election, they were opposed by four challengers.
The student enrollment of El Rancho Unified School District is expected to decrease by 400 over the next school year. This decrease will likely result in a budget decrease of $2.4 million. In order to balance the district budget, the district has been forced to lay off 19 teachers due to these budget decreases. In the 2012-13 school year, the district operated with a $3.8 million budget shortfall. When asked about these budget deficits, budget consultant Pearl Iizuka said ""We are able to meet our obligations for this year and the next two years, each year we have a deficit, but fortunately we have reserves to cover the deficit."
About the district
El Rancho Unified School District is located in the Southeast Los Angeles County, California
in Pico Rivera, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 62,942 residents.
Pico Rivera underperforms the rest of California when measured on the basis of median household income, 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. Pico Rivera outperforms the rest of California when measured on the basis of percentage of residents living below the poverty level. The median household income in Pico Rivera was $55,632 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 10.4% of Pico Rivera residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 30.2% in California. The United States Census also showed the poverty rate in Pico Rivera was 11.5% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The United States Census also found that 66.2% of Pico Rivera residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.
| Racial Demographics, 2012
|| Pico Rivera (%)
|| California (%)
| Black or African American
| American Indian and Alaska Native
| Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
| Two or More Races
| Hispanic or Latino
El Rancho Unified School District, California
El Rancho Unified School District elections (2013)
El Rancho Unified School District website