Elda Balderas

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Elda Balderas
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Board member, Visalia Unified School District, Trustee Area 1
Former Candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sCollege of the Sequoias
Bachelor'sPorterville College
Elda Balderas was a candidate for an Trustee Area 1 seat on the Visalia Unified School District Board of Trustees that was up for general election on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Elda Balderas is a Fellow of the National Academy of Opticianry and a certified optician.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Visalia Unified School District elections (2013)

Election results

Charles Ulmschneider defeated Elda Balderas for the District Area 1 seat on the Visalia Unified School District Board of Education.

Visalia Unified School District Board of Education, District Area 1 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Ulmschneider 54.8% 1,021
     Nonpartisan Elda Balderas 45.2% 841
Total Votes 1,862
Source: Tulare County, "Final Official Results," accessed December 13, 2013

Opposition

Elda Balderas was opposed by Charles Ulmschneider for the Trustee Area 1 seat in the general election on November 5, 2013.[2]

Funding

Elda Balderas has not reported any contributions or expenditures to the Tulare County Registrar of Voters.

Endorsements

Elda Balderas has received official endorsements from Visalia Unified Teachers Association and Grow Elect.

What was at stake?

Four trustee area seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Two incumbents, Jim L. Qualls and Charles Ulmschneider have filed seeking re-election. Qualls is unopposed and Ulmschneider is opposed by Elda Balderas.

About the district

See also: Visalia Unified School District, California
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Visalia Unified School District is located in Tulare County, California in Visalia, California. It is the county seat of Tulare County. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 124,442 residents.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Visalia (%) California (%)
White 64.5 57.6
Black or African American 2.1 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.4 1.0
Asian 5.4 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.4
Two or More Races 4.6 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 46.0 37.6

Demographics

Visalia underperforms 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 Visalia was $54,019 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 48.2% of Visalia residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 20.1 in California. The US Census also showed the poverty rate in Visalia was 16.3% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 80.7% of Visalia residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[5]

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