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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

East Whittier City Elementary School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Armando Urteaga

School Boardmember/Principal
11,667 votes (34.29%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Continuing to raise student performance and test scores
  • Continuing to provide secure and safe school campuses • Improving all school facilities by spending bond funds efficiently
  • Integrating more technology in all our schools



Profession:School Principal
School Principal, RUSD (2009–current)
School Board Member, East Whittier City School District — Elected position (2005–current)
Appeals Panel Member, C.I.F SS - California Interscholastic Federation - Southern Section — Appointed position (2009–2014)


University of La Verne Master's Degree - M.Ed., School Administration/Leadership (1998)
CSULA Bachelor's of Science - B.S., Kinesiology (1995)


Armando Urteaga was elected to the Board of Education in 2005 and is currently serving in his third term.

Mr. Urteaga and his wife, Lupe, an elementary teacher, are proud parents of three boys.

He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from CSULA and his Master's Degree in Educational Management from the University of La Verne.

Armando Urteaga has been involved in numerous areas within public education. He has been a school administrator for over 18 years, with the last eight years as a middle school principal.  He has served as a teacher, dean of students, assistant principal, and school board member.

Mr. Urteaga utilizes his experiences as an educator and a parent as valuable resources when making decisions that will have a positive impact on students, staff, and the community of the East Whittier City School District.

Mr. Urteaga was recognized by the State ACSA (Association of California School Administrators) organization as the 2017 Middle School "Principal of the Year" for Region XII. 


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Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • East Whittier Education Association - eWEa (East Whittier Teachers' Union)
  • Joe Vinatieri - Whittier Mayor
  • California School Employees Association - CSEA #87 ( Classified Employees Union)

Elected Officials (5)

  • Leighton Anderson - Whittier Union High School District Board Member
  • Ralph Pacheco - Whittier Union High School District Board President
  • Dimitri Elbling - EWCSD Board Member
  • Carlos Aparicio - EWCSD Board Member
  • Cathy Warner - Whittier City Council

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