John B. Walker

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John B. Walker
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Board member, Ventura Unified School District, At-large
Incumbent
Term ends
November 2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 7, 1989
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCalifornia State University: Long Beach
Master'sPepperdine University
Ph.D.University of Southern California
Personal
ProfessionHuman resources director
Websites
Office website
John B. Walker is an incumbent board member of and was a candidate for an at-large seat on the Ventura Unified School District Board of Trustees that was up for general election on November 5, 2013.

Biography

John B. Walker is a human resources director with Ojai Unified School District after retiring from Verizon after 34 years of service. He earned his Bachelor's degree from California Stat University Long Beach and earned his Master's from Pepperdine University. John has lived in Ventura since 1979 and been married to his wife Kathy for 42 years. They have two daughters that are involved in education and five grandchildren.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Ventura Unified School District elections (2013)

Opposition

John B. Walker ran against two other candidates, fellow incumbents Mary Haffner and Velma L. Lomax for three seats in the general election on November 5, 2013. With only the three incumbent candidates filing for the positions, the election was canceled and removed from the ballot.

Funding

Walker did not report any contributions or expenditures to the Ventura County Clerk and Registrar/Recorder of Voters.

Endorsements

John B. Walker did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.

2009

Ventura Unified School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJohn B. Walker 27.6% 14,900
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMary Haffner 27.4% 14,812
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngVelma L. Lomax 25.5% 13,794
     Nonpartisan Monique Dollonne 13.8% 7,452
     Nonpartisan David L. Norrdin 5.7% 3,052
Total Votes 54,010
Source: Smart Voter.org, "Governing Board Member; Ventura Unified School District Voter Information" Accessed October 31, 2013

2005

Ventura Unified School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2005
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMary Haffner 26.3% 20,497
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngVelma L. Lomax 22.1% 17,248
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJohn B. Walker 21.3% 16,657
     Nonpartisan John Hecht 17.7% 13,822
     Nonpartisan Victor Allen Nguyen 10.4% 8,133
     Nonpartisan David L. Norrdin 2.1% 1,666
Total Votes 78,023

2001

Ventura Unified School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2001
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJohn B. Walker 27.7% 11,130
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCliff Rodrigues 25.7% 10,351
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngVelma L. Lomax 24.6% 9,871
     Nonpartisan Terry Towner 22% 8,848
Total Votes 40,200

What was at stake?

Three at-large seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Incumbents Mary Haffner, Velma L. Lomax and John B. Walker have filed seeking re-election and are unopposed. The election has been canceled and will not appear on the ballot.

About the district

See also: Ventura Unified School District, California
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Ventura Unified School District is located in Ventura County, California in San Buenaventura, California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 106,433 residents.[2]

Demographics

San Buenaventura 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 Bachelor's degree and percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma. The median household income in San Buenaventura was $66,226 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 31.6% of San Buenaventura residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to a 30.2 in California. The US Census also showed the poverty rate in San Buenaventura was 10.5% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The United States Census also found that 87.8% of San Buenaventura residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race San Buenaventura (%) California (%)
White 76.6 57.6
Black or African American 1.6 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.2 1.0
Asian 3.4 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.4
Two or More Races 5.2 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 31.8 37.6

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