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Abby Merle Freedman

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Abby Merle Freedman
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Board member, Broward County School Board, District 4
Incumbent
Term ends
2018
Years in position 3
Elections and appointments
Last electionAugust 26, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next general2018
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website

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.

Elections

2014

See also: Broward County Public Schools elections (2014)

Opposition

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.

Results

Broward County Public Schools, District 4 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAbby Merle Freedman Incumbent 52.4% 7,028
     Nonpartisan Robert Alan Mayersohn 47.6% 6,391
Total Votes 13,419
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.

Funding

Freedman reported $18,500 in contributions and $4,669.25 in expenditures to the Broward County Supervisor of Elections, as of July 25, 2014.[1]

2012

Broward County Public Schools, District 4 Runoff Election, Unexpired 2-year term, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAbby Merle Freedman 54.6% 48,385
     Nonpartisan Rochelle "Shelly" Solomon 45.4% 40,268
Total Votes 88,653
Source: Broward County Supervisor of Elections, "2012 General Election," November 19, 2012

About the district

See also: Broward County Public Schools, Florida
Broward County Public Schools is located in Broward County, Florida
Broward County Public Schools is based in Fort Lauderdale, the county seat of Broward County, Florida. Broward County is home to 1,838,844 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[2] Broward County Public Schools is the second-largest school district in Florida, serving 258,478 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[3]

Demographics

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.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Broward County (%) Florida (%)
White 66.1 78.3
Black or African American 27.9 16.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.5
Asian 3.5 2.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.0 1.9
Hispanic or Latino 26.5 23.2

Party registration, 2014[4]
Party Number of registered voters
Democratic 537,329
Republican 233,841
Other 276,369
Total 1,047,539

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.[5] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

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