Monterey Peninsula Unified School District elections (2013)

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2013 Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
California
Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Monterey County, California ballot measures
Local ballot measures, California
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Four seats on the School Board for Monterey Peninsula Unified School District were up for district wide elections that were held on November 5, 2013. Timothy E. Chaney defeated Carole Dawson and Richard Gold for the Trustee Area 3 seat.

About the district

See Also: Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, California
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Monterey Peninsula Unified School District is located in Monterey County, California in Monterey, California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 27,810 residents.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Monterey (%) California (%)
White 78.3 57.6
Black or African American 2.8 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 1.0
Asian 7.9 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.3 0.4
Two or More Races 5.1 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 13.7 37.6

Demographics

Monterey 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 Monterey was $62,720 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 49.8% of Monterey 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 Monterey was 9.5% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 93.2% of Monterey residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% 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

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District School Board consists of seven members, all of whom are elected to four year terms. All board members represent one of three geographic areas of the district. Board member terms are staggered so that at least three members, but no more than four are to be elected each odd numbered year on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November. There are no primary elections. Four seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. The three remaining seats are up for election on November 3, 2015.[5]

Elections

2013

Candidates

Trustee Area 3

Elections for the other three seats are uncontested these include two seats in Trustee Area 1 and one seat in Trustee Area 2.

Election results

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Board of Education, Trustee Area 3 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy E. Chaney 39.2% 1,599
     Nonpartisan Carole J S Dawson 38.6% 1,578
     Nonpartisan Richard Gold 22.2% 907
Total Votes 4,084
Source: http://www.montereycountyelections.us/Election%20Result.htm Monterey County Elections, "COUNTY OF MONTEREY CITY / SCHOOL / SPECIAL DISTRICT ELECTION" accessed December 13, 2013

Funding

In the District 3 race, candidates received a total of $2,350 and spent a total of $2,147.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Timothy E. Chaney $2,350.00 $2,147.00 $201.00
Carole Dawson $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Richard Gold $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Endorsements

Timothy E. Chaney has received official endorsements from the California Schools Employees Association, Monterey Penunsula Teachers Association and Operating Engineers Intnational Union.[6]

Past elections

2011

On November 8, 2011, three seats on the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Board of Education were up for election. Candidates Diane Jacobson Creasey, Rick Johnson and Jon Hill each defeated one challenger

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Board of Education, Trustee Area 1 General Election, 2011, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDiane Jacobson Creasey 54.1% 952
     Nonpartisan Tom Jennings 45.9% 809
Total Votes 1,761
Source: Smart Voter.org, "Governing Board Member; Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Voter Information" October 7, 2013
Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Board of Education, Trustee Area 3 General Election, 2011, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRick Johnson Robert Savukinas 52.4% 1,230
     Nonpartisan 47.6% 1,116
Total Votes 2,346
Source: Smart Voter.org, "Governing Board Member; Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Voter Information" October 7, 2013
Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Board of Education, Trustee Area 3 General Election, 2011, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJon Hill Richard G. Glenn 51.6% 1,461
     Nonpartisan 48.4% 1,371
Total Votes 2,832
Source: Smart Voter.org, "Governing Board Member; Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Voter Information" October 7, 2013

What was at stake?

Four seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Two seats were up for election in Trustee Area 2, one seat was up for election in Trustee Areas 1 and 3. No candidates filed in the Trustee Area 1 and 2 races.

Superintendent candidate controversy

On April 22, the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Board voted to table the issue of hiring a new superintendent when it was revealed their approved candidate, Alain Guevara, was the subject of a sexual harrassment lawsuit from the time he served as assistant superintendent for Lake Elsinore Unified School District in Riverside County.[7] The interim superintendent, Leslie Codianne, has announced that she will be retiring on March 31, three months prior to her expected retirement date of June 30, 2014. The search for a new superintendent has continued.[8]

Key deadlines

The following dates are key deadlines for the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District election in 2013:[9]

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 Monterey County also featured elections for local and municipal positions, such as elections for Community College Board of Directors and the Water Management District.[10]

See also

External links

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