Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District elections (2013)

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2013 Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent 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
Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District
Cameron County, Texas ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Texas
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Two seats were up for election on the Los Fresnos CISD Board on November 5, 2013. Incumbent Martin Castillo won re-election over challenger Janice Metsker-Galarza for Position 1, while unopposed incumbent Ruben R. Trevino kept the Position 2 seat.

About the district

See also: Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District, Texas
Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District is located in Cameron County, Texas
Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District is located in Cameron County, Texas. The county seat of Cameron County is Brownsville. Cameron County is home to 406,220 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District is the 101st-largest school district in Texas, serving 10,310 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[2]


Cameron County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 14.9 percent of Cameron County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.3 percent for Texas as a whole. The median household income in Cameron County was $32,558 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Cameron County was 34.9 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Cameron County (%) Texas (%)
White 97.3 80.3
Black or African American 0.8 12.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 1.0
Asian 0.8 4.3
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 0.5 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 88.5 38.4

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[3][4]

Method of board member selection

The Los Fresnos CISD Independent School District board is made up of seven members who serve three-year terms and are elected in a nonpartisan election. The members do not receive compensation. The LFCISD did not hold a primary election and the general election was held on November 5, 2013.[5]





Election results

Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School Board, Position 1, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngMartin Castillo Incumbent 81.4% 360
     Independent Janice Metsker-Galarza 18.6% 82
Total Votes 442
Source: Action 4 News, "November 2013 Election Results - FINAL," accessed December 12, 2013


No endorsements were made in this election.

Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Texas Ethics Commission.[6]

What was at stake?

Two seats were up for election on November 5, 2013 for Positions 1 & 2. Both incumbents were re-elected to their seats.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District election in 2013:[7]

Deadline Event
July 27, 2013 First day for filing nominating petitions
August 26, 2013 Last day to file nominating petitions
November 5, 2013 Election day

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See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 United States Census Bureau, "Cameron County, Texas," accessed August 5, 2014
  2. National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed August 5, 2014
  3. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  4. 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
  5. Trustee - Members Accessed September 10, 2013
  6. Texas Ethics Commission Search Campaign Finance Reports, accessed December 26, 2013
  7. Important 2013 Election Dates Accessed August 8, 2013