Chino resident Rigo Estrada said while he is following the presidental race, he's also invested in the local race.
"No on Proposition 32 got my attention big time and the presidential race and who's going to support the unions - that's important to me and my family. That's my family's well being," he said.
Estrada and his mother were at the Carolyn Community Center voting.
He said he voted for Dennis Yates to be the city's mayor, but only voted for one person to take a seat on the school board.
"I know her track record...and she's standing on the same platform as before so I decided to vote for her again," Estrada said.
"I have kids, nieces and nephews in the district and anyone willing to stand up for the kids has my vote."
Candidates will come into a district that, like many, is dealing with a declining enrollment, increase class sizes, five less school days and if Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative does not pass the district will be dealing with a $12.4 million shortfall 2014-15 fiscal year.
Brown's Proposition 30 is expected to close a $15.
If the tax measure passes, districts across the state will not be cutting any more than they already have.
If the measure fails, districts could deal with more extensive budget cuts.
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