Abraham J. Cepeda

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Abraham J. Cepeda
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Board member, Reading School District, At-large
Member
Term ends
2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Abraham Cepeda is a member of the Reading school board in the general election held on November 5, 2013. He was a Republican candidate for a four year seat, and had been selected by both the Republican and Democratic parties as the candidate to fill a two year seat.

Elections

2013

See also: Reading School District elections (2013)

Opposition

Cepeda ran against Robin Costenbader-Jacobson, Manuel Guzman, Eddie Moran, Yvonne L. Stroman and Brian Twyman for a four year seat. He ran unopposed for the two year seat.

Results

Reading School District, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngEddie Moran 19.8% 2,916
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngManuel Guzman 18.7% 2,754
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngYvonne L. Stroman Incumbent 17.7% 2,605
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngRobin Costenbader-Jacobson 17.1% 2,516
     Republican Brian Twyman 10.4% 1,539
     Republican Robin Costenbader-Jacobson 8.4% 1,236
     Republican Abraham J. Cepeda 7.9% 1,167
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.1% 17
Total Votes 14,750
Source: Government of Berks County, Pennsylvania, "Rdg. School Board 4 Year," accessed December 16, 2013


Reading School District, At-large General Election, 2-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Cross filed Green check mark transparent.pngAbraham J. Cepeda 99.6% 3,794
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.4% 14
Total Votes 3,808
Source: Government of Berks County, Pennsylvania, "Rdg. School Board 2 Year," accessed December 16, 2013


Reading School District Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobin Costenbader-Jacobson 41.7% 561
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Twyman 29.6% 399
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAbraham J. Cepeda 27.8% 374
     Republican Write-in 0.9% 12
Total Votes 1,346
Source: Berks County Election Results, "2013 Primary Results," accessed October 7, 2013


Reading School District Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngRobin Costenbader-Jacobson 19.1% 1,545
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngManuel Guzman 18% 1,456
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngEddie Moran 17.8% 1,439
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngYvonne L. Stroman 15.6% 1,264
     Democrat Brian Twyman 15.4% 1,251
     Democrat Abraham J. Cepeda 14% 1,137
     Democrat Write-in 0.1% 9
Total Votes 8,101
Source: Berks County Election Results, "2013 Primary Results," accessed October 7, 2013


Campaign finance

Cepeda reported no contributions or expenditures to Berks County Election Services.[1]

Endorsements

Cepeda did not received any endorsements for his campaign.

What was at stake?

Five seats were at stake in the November election. Yvonne L. Stroman was the only incumbent seeking re-election. The new school board will need to address a number of challenges within the district, including budget gaps, layoffs and program cuts, attacks by the state auditor general, poor test scores and graduation rates and the possibility of state intervention in the district.[2]

About the district

See also:Reading School District, Pennsylvania
Reading School District is located in Berks County, Pennsylvania
Reading School District is located in Berks County in eastern Pennsylvania. Berks County is home to 413,491 residents.[3]

Demographics

The county outperforms the rest of Pennsylvania based on average household income, but underperforms in poverty rate and higher education achievement. According to the 2010 Census, the median household income in Berks County is $54,823 compared to Pennsylvania's statewide median of $51,651. The poverty rate in Berks County is 13.1% while the state average is 12.6%. The percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher in Berks County is 22.1% while the percentage in Pennsylvania overall is 26.7%.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Monroe County (%) Pennsylvania (%)
White 89.3 83.5
Black or African American 6.4 11.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 0.3
Asian 1.5 2.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.0 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 17.5 6.1

Presidential Voting Pattern[4]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 58.9 49.5
2008 45.0 54.0
2004 53.0 46.4
2000 52.7 43.7


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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[5]

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