Bonita Unified School District elections (2013)

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2013 Bonita 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
Bonita Unified School District
Los Angeles County, California ballot measures
Local ballot measures, California
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Two seats on the School Board for Bonita Unified School District were up for district wide elections that were scheduled to be held on November 5, 2013. The school district canceled the scheduled election due to a lack of opposition for the candidates who filed, which left Chuck Coyne and Patti A. Latourelle as the default winners of the two at-large seats.

About the district


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Bonita Unified School District is located in the Southeast Los Angeles County, California in San Dimas, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 33,371 residents.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race San Dimas (%) California (%)
White 72.0 57.6
Black or African American 3.2 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 1.0
Asian 10.5 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.4
Two or More Races 4.9 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 31.4 37.6


San Dimas 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 high school diploma, and percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a bachelor's degree. The median household income in San Dimas was $74,610 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 31.9% of San Dimas residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.2% in California. The US Census also showed the poverty rate in Azusa was 6.7% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 76.2% of Azusa residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 92.3% in California.[3]

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]

Method of board member selection

Bonita 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. Two seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. The three remaining seats are up for election on November 3, 2015.





No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.


On November 8, 2011, three seats on the Bonita Unified School District Board of Education were up for election. Candidates Diane M. Koach, James K. Elliot, and Glenn A. Creiman were unopposed for the three seats and were elected.

What was at stake?

Two at-large seats were up for election on November 5, 2013, including the seats of the President and Vice-President. Only incumbents Chuck Coyne and Patti A. Latourelle filed as candidates for the election.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Bonita Unified School District election in 2013:[5]

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 Los Angeles County also featured elections for local and municipal positions, such as elections for City Clerk, City Treasurer, Mayor and City Council.[6]

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