Abby Merle Freedman
|Abby Merle Freedman|
|Board member, Broward County School Board, District 4|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||August 26, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
Abby Merle Freedman currently represents District 4 on the Broward County School Board in Florida. She was first elected to a two-year term for this position in 2012. She defeated Robert Alan Mayersohn in the general election on August 26, 2014.
The August 26, 2014, general election in Broward County featured six seats up for election. District 1 incumbent Ann Murray defeated challenger Felicia Mychele Brunson. The District 3 race included incumbent Heather Pomper Brinkworth and challengers Sam Budyszewick and Nicholas A. "Nick" Sakhnovsky. Brinkworth retained the seat. Abby Merle Freedman won re-election to the District 4 seat against Robert Alan Mayersohn. District 6 incumbent Laurie Rich Levinson defeated challenger Lisa Lafferty Spince, while fellow board member Nora Rupert ran and won in District 7 against Hubert St. Clair. Donna Pilger Korn won re-election to the District 8 seat without opposition.
The general election determined if candidates for each seat could garner a majority of the vote total. If no candidate had received 50 percent plus one of the general election votes in a particular district, the top two vote recipients would have advanced to the runoff election on November 4, 2014. However, none of the races necessitated a runoff.
|Broward County Public Schools, District 4 General Election, 4-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Abby Merle Freedman Incumbent||52.4%||7,028|
|Nonpartisan||Robert Alan Mayersohn||47.6%||6,391|
|Source: Broward County Supervisor of Elections, "Unofficial Results," accessed August 26, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.|
Freedman reported $18,500 in contributions and $4,669.25 in expenditures to the Broward County Supervisor of Elections, as of July 25, 2014.
|Broward County Public Schools, District 4 Runoff Election, Unexpired 2-year term, 2012|
|Nonpartisan||Abby Merle Freedman||54.6%||48,385|
|Nonpartisan||Rochelle "Shelly" Solomon||45.4%||40,268|
|Source: Broward County Supervisor of Elections, "2012 General Election," November 19, 2012|
About the district
- See also: Broward County Public Schools, Florida
Broward County outperformed the rest of Florida in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 29.9 percent of Broward County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.2 percent for Florida as a whole. The median household income in Broward County was $51,603 compared to $47,309 for the state of Florida. The poverty rate in Broward County was 13.5 percent compared to 15.6 percent for the entire state.
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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- Broward County Supervisor of Elections, "Candidates for 2014 Election Cycle," accessed July 25, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Broward County, Florida," accessed June 11, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed June 3, 2014
- Broward County Supervisor of Elections, "Home," accessed June 11, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Broward County Public Schools Elections|
|Broward County, Florida|
|Election date:||August 26, 2014|
|Candidates:||District 1: • Felicia Mychele Brunson • Ann Murray|
District 3: • Heather Pomper Brinkworth • Sam Budyszewick • Nicholas A. "Nick" Sakhnovsky
|Important information:||Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|