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Angela T. Sinkler
|Board member, Bethlehem Area School District|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
Angela Sinkler holds an at-large seat on the Bethlehem Area school board. She first won election to the board on November 5, 2013.
Sinkler works in the open heart unit of a Bethlehem hospital and serves on the education, scheduling, and performance improvement committees. Her husband is a biology teacher in the Southern Lehigh School District. Sinkler acted as the Parent Teacher Association secretary and fundraising chairperson, as a Girl Scout leader, and has served on the district's Parent Advisory Committee. She is also the secretary and member of the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Youth Theatre.
|Bethlehem Area School District, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Cross filed||Shannon Patrick Incumbent||33.9%||2,316|
|Cross filed||Michael E. Faccinetto Incumbent||33.4%||2,280|
|Cross filed||Angela Sinker||32.6%||2,226|
|Source: http://www.lehighcounty.org/departments/voterregistration/electionresults/tabid/445/default.aspx Lehigh County Election Results, "Bethlehem School District," accessed November 6, 2013]|
|Bethlehem Area School District, At-large Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Cross Listed||Michael E. Faccinetto||34.1%||1,407|
|Cross Listed||Shannon Patrick||33.6%||1,389|
|Cross Listed||Angela T. Sinkler||32.3%||1,334|
|Source: Lehigh County Election Results, "Bethlehem Area School District School Director Election 2013,"|
Sinkler reported no contributions or expenditures to the Lehigh County Voter Registration department.
What was at stake?
Five seats were up for re-election in 2013, including board president Michael Faccinetto and appointed member Shannon Patrick's region two seat. Patrick was appointed to the board in 2011 following fellow board member, Michael Cann's, win of both the at-large and region two seats. The region two seat will be up for election again in 2015. Board members Irene Follweiler, William Burkhardt and Aurea Ortiz all did not to seek re-election.
About the district
According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents with a high school degree (84.8%) is lower than the state of Pennsylvania (87.9%) while the percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher in is higher Bethlehem (27.1%) compared to the state overall (26.7%). The median household income in Bethlehem is $45,631 compared to Pennsylvania's statewide median of $51,651.
- Bethlehem Area School District, Pennsylvania
- List of school board elections in 2013
- Lehigh County, Pennsylvania ballot measures
- Local ballot measures, Pennsylvania
- "Lehigh Valley," "Fountain Hill woman running for Bethlehem Area School Board," accessed August 13, 2013
- Lehigh County Voter Registration, "Campaign Filing Reports," accessed December 18, 2013
- "Lehigh Valley," "Candidate withdraws from Bethlehem Area School Board region 1 race," accessed August 12, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Bethlehem," accessed August 8, 2013 (dead link)
- The New York TImes, "Election Results," accessed August 9, 2013