Riverside Unified School District elections (2013)

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2013 Riverside 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
Riverside Unified School District
Riverside County, California ballot measures
Local ballot measures, California
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Two seats on the School Board for Riverside Unified School District were up for trustee area elections that were held on November 5, 2013. Kathy Y. Allavie defeated Arthur Murray for the Trustee Area 1 seat, while Brent Lee defeated Chuck Beaty for the Trustee Area 5 seat.

About the district

See also: Riverside Unified School District, California
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Riverside Unified School District is located in Riverside County, California in Riverside, California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 303,871 residents.[1]

Demographics

Riverside underperforms the rest of California when measured on the percentage of residents living below the poverty level, percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma, percentage of residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree and median household income. The median household income in Riverside was $57,555 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 21.9% of Riverside 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 Riverside was 15.8% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 77.5% of Riverside residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Riverside (%) California (%)
White 56.5 57.6
Black or African American 6.0 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1 1.0
Asian 7.4 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.4 0.4
Two or More Races 5.1 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 49.0 37.6

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.[4]

Method of board member selection

Riverside Unified School District School Board consists of five members, all of whom are elected to four year terms. As of the 2013 election cycle, all board members represent a geographic area of the district. Board member terms are staggered so that at least three members, are to be elected each odd numbered year on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November. There are no primary elections. Two 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

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Election results

On November 5, 2013, Kathy Y. Allavie defeated one challenging candidate for the Trustee Area 1 seat on the Riverside Unified School District Board of Education, while Brent Lee defeated incumbent Chuck Beaty for the Trustee Area 5 seat.

Riverside Unified School District School Board, Trustee Area 1 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKathy Y. Allavie Incumbent 73.1% 2,741
     Nonpartisan Arthur Murray 26.9% 1,011
Total Votes 3,752
Source: Smart Voter.org, "Governing Board Member; Riverside Unified School District Voter Information" accessed November 20, 2013


Riverside Unified School District School Board, Trustee Area 5 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBrent Lee 59.3% 2,547
     Nonpartisan Chuck Beaty Incumbent 40.7% 1,749
Total Votes 4,296
Source: Smart Voter.org, "Governing Board Member; Riverside Unified School District Voter Information" accessed November 20, 2013

Endorsements

No candidates received official endorsements for this campaign.

Campaign finance

No campaign finance disclosures were made to the Riverside County Registrar of Voters.

Past elections

2011

On November 8, 2011, three seats on the Riverside Unified School District School Board were up for election. Candidates Tom Hunt, Patricia Lock Dawson and Gayle Cloud defeated six challengers.

Riverside Unified School District School Board, At-large General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTom Hunt 19.9% 8,777
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPatricia Lock Dawson 17.1% 7,556
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngGayle Cloud 17% 7,525
     Nonpartisan Allison Dale 12.1% 5,355
     Nonpartisan Gladys J. Walker 9.6% 4,220
     Nonpartisan Stephanie Dingman 9.4% 4,135
     Nonpartisan Toni G. Sandell 6.9% 3,048
     Nonpartisan Arthur Murray 5.9% 2,592
     Nonpartisan Dil Ahmad 2.2% 967
Total Votes 44,175
Source: Smart Voter.org, "Governing Board Member; Riverside Unified School District Voter Information" accessed October 3, 2013

What was at stake?

Two seats on the Riverside Unified School District School Board were up for election on November 5, 2013. The elections were held for Trustee Area 1 and Trustee Area 5.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Riverside Unified School District election in 2013:[6]

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

There was one other election for Riverside City Ward 3 Council on November 5, 2013. Other school district elections took place for Banning Unified and Moreno Valley Unified School Districts.[7]

See also

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