Michael Patrick Wermers

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Michael Patrick Wermers
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Board member, Torrance Unified School District, At-large
Incumbent
Term ends
November 2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 3, 2009
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionSmall business owner
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Michael Patrick Wermers is an incumbent member of and was a candidate for an at-large seat on the Torrance Unified School District Board of Trustees that was up for general election on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Michael Patrick Wermers is a small business owner that has lived in the Torrance area for 23 years. He is married to his wife Cindy and they have three children that are currently attending TUSD schools. He has served on the Citizens Oversight Committee for measures Y and Z and is a member of the Torrance Chamber of Commerce.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Torrance Unified School District elections (2013)

Opposition

Michael Patrick Wermers ran against three other candidates including incumbents Martha Deutsch and Mark Steffen as well as challenger John Paul Tabakian.[2]

Election results

On November 5, 2013, Martha Deutsch, Mark Steffen and Michael Patrick Wermers were re-elected to the Torrance Unified School District Board of Education.

Torrance Unified School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMartha Deutsch 27.4% 5,657
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMark Steffen 26.9% 5,554
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Patrick Wermers 23.7% 4,886
     Nonpartisan John Paul Tabakian 21.9% 4,524
Total Votes 20,621
Source: Los Angeles County Clerk, "NOVEMBER 5, 2013 - LOCAL & MUNI CONSOLIDATED ELECTION Final Official Election Returns" Accessed December 13, 2013

Funding

Wermers has not reported any contributions or expenditures to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.

Endorsements

Michael Patrick Wermers has received official endorsements from by Torrance mayor Frank Scotto and Dee Hardison, President of the Torrance Education Foundation.[3]

2009

On November 3, 2009, three seats on the Torrance Unified School District Board of Education were up for election. Candidates Al Muratsuchi, Mark Steffen and Michael P. Wermers defeated four challengers.

Torrance Unified School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAl Muratsuchi 25.1% 6,454
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMark Steffen 24.1% 6,204
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMichael P. Wermers 19.7% 5,079
     Nonpartisan Kathleen J. Wood 12.1% 3,121
     Nonpartisan G. Rick "Rick" Marshall 11.7% 3,024
     Nonpartisan Kevin E. Bellenfant 5.2% 1,329
     Nonpartisan Sameer "Supreme Sam" Bhavnani 2.1% 542
Total Votes 25,753
Source: Smart Voter.org, "Governing Board Member; Torrance Unified School District Voter Information" Accessed October 24, 2013

What was at stake?

Three at-large seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Incumbents Martha Deutsch, Mark Steffen and Michael Patrick Wermers filed seeking re-election and were opposed by one challenging candidate, John Paul Tabakian.

About the district

See also: Torrance Unified School District, California
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Torrance Unified School District is located in Los Angeles County, California in Torrance, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 145,438 residents.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
Race Torrance (%) California (%)
White 51.1 57.6
Black or African American 2.7 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 1.0
Asian 34.5 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.4 0.4
Two or More Races 5.5 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 16.1 37.6

Demographics

Torrance 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 Torrance was $75,885 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 43.7% of Torrance 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 Torrance was 7.2% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 92.5% of Torrance residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[6]

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