Andrea R. Steenstrup
|Andrea R. Steenstrup|
|Board Member, Newton School Committee, Ward 2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Bachelor's||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute|
|Master's||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute|
|Profession||Certified Public Accountant|
Andrea Steenstrup resides in Newton, Massachusetts. Steenstrup earned both a B.S. degree in Math and an M.B.A. from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. During her career, she has worked in health care finance with CIGNA Healthcare and as a Certified Public Accountant.
- See also: Newton Public Schools elections (2013)
Andrea Steenstrup lost to fellow newcomer Margaret L. Albright for the vacant Ward 2 seat in the general election on November 5, 2013.
|Newton Public Schools, Ward 2 General Election, 2-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Margaret L. Albright||52.6%||5,107|
|Nonpartisan||Andrea R. Steenstrup||47.2%||4,585|
|Source: Newton, Massachusetts, "Official Results - November 5, 2013," accessed December 18, 2013|
Andrea Steenstrup reported $9,865.00 in contributions and $4,667.37 in expenditures to the Newton Election Commission, which left her campaign with $5,197.63 on hand.
Steenstrup's campaign website listed the following campaign themes for 2013:
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
There were eight seats on the school board up for election on November 5, 2013. Five incumbents ran unopposed for re-election, including Angela Pitter-Wright, Diana Fisher Gomberg, Steven Siegel, Matt Hills and Margie Ross Decter. Fellow incumbents Geoff Epstein, Jonathan Yeo and Chairperson Claire Sokoloff did not file for re-election. Newcomers Ellen P. Gibson and Ruth E. Goldman ran unopposed for Epstein and Sokoloff's seats, respectively. The only contested race was in Ward 2 for Yeo's seat, for which Margaret L. Albright defeated Andrea R. Steenstrup.
About the district
- See also: Newton Public Schools, Massachusetts
Middlesex County outperformed the rest of Massachusetts in terms of its poverty rate, median rates of average household income and higher education achievement in 2011. The poverty rate in Middlesex County was 7.7% compared to 10.7% for the entire state. The median household income in Middlesex County was $79,691 compared to $65,981 for the state of Massachusetts. The US Census also found that 49.8% of Middlesex County residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 38.7% in Massachusetts.
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.
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- Andrea Steenstrup for Newton School Committee Ward 2, "About Me," accessed November 19, 2013
- Newton, Massachusetts, "Form CPF M 102: Campaign Finance Report," accessed November 19, 2013
- Andrea Steenstrup for Newton School Committee Ward 2, "NTA endorses Andrea Steenstrup, School Committee, Ward 2. Please vote on November 5," October 30, 2013
- Andrea Steenstrup for Newton School Committee Ward 2, "Partial list of people supporting Andrea Steenstrup:," accessed November 19, 2013
- Andrea Steenstrup for Newton School Committee Ward 2, "My Priorities," accessed November 19, 2013
- Trevor Jones, Wicked Local Newton, "Newton picks Crossley, Yates, Leary, Norton and Albright," November 5, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Middlesex County, Massachusetts," accessed September 10, 2013
- Massachusetts Secretary of State, "Enrollment Breakdown as of 2/15/2012," accessed September 10, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014