Andres Arestin

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Andres Arestin
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Former candidate for
Board member, Newburgh Enlarged City Board of Education, At-large
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 20, 2014
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ProfessionPolice officer
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Andres Arestin was a candidate for an at-large seat on the Newburgh Enlarged City Board of Education in New York. He lost the general election on May 20, 2014.


Andres Arestin is a resident of Orange County, New York. Arestin is employed as a police officer with the City of Newburgh Police Department.[1]



See also: Newburgh Enlarged City School District elections (2014)


Andres Arestin, incumbents Dawn Fucheck, Mark Levinstein and Thomas Woodhull and six fellow challengers lost to newcomers Kenneth Copertino, Carole Mineo, William Swart and Darren Stridiron for the four at-large seats in the general election on May 20, 2014.

One of the seats up for election was vacated as a result of the death of board member Judith A. McAfee. The candidate who received the most votes but who was not an incumbent, Carole Mineo, received that seat, which carried an unexpired two-year term.[2]


Newburgh Enlarged City School District, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCarole Mineo 14.1% 1,601
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKenneth Copertino 12.7% 1,445
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Swart 11.7% 1,333
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDarren Stridiron 11.2% 1,275
     Nonpartisan George Bowles, Jr. 7.1% 808
     Nonpartisan Dawn Fucheck Incumbent 7% 791
     Nonpartisan Sheila Murphy 6.7% 763
     Nonpartisan Mark Levinstein Incumbent 6.3% 716
     Nonpartisan Runston Lewis 5.7% 652
     Nonpartisan Thomas Woodhull Incumbent 4.4% 503
     Nonpartisan David Rein 3.9% 442
     Nonpartisan Robert Pagliaro 3.8% 427
     Nonpartisan Andres Arestin 2.9% 326
     Nonpartisan Nathan Vesely 2.6% 290
Total Votes 11,372
Source: Newburgh Enlarged City School District, "School & Library Budget Vote and School Board Election - 5/20/14," accessed July 10, 2014


Arestin did not file a campaign finance report with the New York State Board of Elections during the election.[3][4]


Arestin did not receive any endorsements during the election.

Campaign themes


In a survey conducted by the school district, Arestin stated that the following should be the district's top priorities in 2014:

Ensuring job security for all personnel and clean and safe work environment.[5]

—Newburgh Enlarged City School District candidate survey, (2014)[1]

About the district

See also: Newburgh Enlarged City School District, New York
Newburgh Enlarged City School District is located in Orange County, New York
Newburgh Enlarged City School District is located in Orange County, New York. The county seat of Orange County is Goshen, New York. Orange County is home to 375,592 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[6] Newburgh Enlarged City is the 10th-largest school district in New York, serving 11,544 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[7]


Orange County underperformed in comparison to the rest of New York in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 28.7 percent of Orange County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 32.8 percent for New York as a whole. The median household income in Orange County was $70,712 compared to $57,683 for the state of New York. The poverty rate in Orange County was 11.7 percent compared to 14.9 percent for the entire state.[6]

Racial Demographics, 2012[6]
Race Orange County (%) New York (%)
White 82.5 71.2
Black or African American 11.4 17.5
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 1.0
Asian 2.6 8.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.6 2.2
Hispanic or Latino 18.8 18.2

2013 Party Affiliation, Orange County[8]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 80,527 36.54
Republican 72,685 32.98
Independent 11,734 5.32
Constitution 4,118 1.87
Working Families 1,049 0.48
Green 497 0.23
Other 84 0.04
Unaffiliated 49,697 22.54

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[9][10]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Newburgh Enlarged City School District, "2014-2015 Budget Information," accessed May 20, 2014
  2. Information submitted to Ballotpedia via phone call with the Newburgh Enlarged City School District administration on May 1, 2014.
  3. New York State Board of Elections, "Contribution Search," accessed May 20, 2014
  4. New York State Board of Elections, "Expenditure Search," accessed May 20, 2014
  5. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 United States Census Bureau, "Orange County, New York," accessed May 1, 2014
  7. National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 21, 2014
  8. New York State Board of Elections, "NYS Voter Enrollment by County, Party Affiliation and Status - Voters Registered as of November 01, 2013," accessed April 11, 2014
  9. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  10. 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.