|Board Member, Quincy School Committee, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November, 2005|
|Next general||November, 2017|
|High school||Quincy High School|
Anne Mahoney resides in Quincy, Massachusetts. Mahoney graduated from Quincy High School before earning her Bachelor's degree in Finance from Suffolk University. She began her career as a sales executive and marketing coordinator at Chancellor Corporation, and then she joined Atomic Graphics to work in their business development and sales division. Mahoney co-founded Cyclone Design, Inc. and currently serves as the vice president of marketing for Verisk HealthCare.
- See also: Quincy Public Schools elections (2013)
|Quincy Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Anne Mahoney Incumbent||25.3%||5,558|
|Nonpartisan||Barbara Isola Incumbent||23.1%||5,066|
|Nonpartisan||Emily Lebo Incumbent||21.8%||4,793|
|Source: City of Quincy, "Election Summary Report," accessed December 18, 2013|
Anne Mahoney began the race with an existing debt of $8,295.83 from her previous campaign. She reported $7,350.00 in contributions and $3,817.84 in expenditures to the Quincy Election Department, which left her campaign with $4,763.67 in debt.
Anne Mahoney received endorsements for her campaign from several local labor organizations, including the Pipefitters' Association Local 537, Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 12, Bridge & Structural Iron Workers Union Local 7, I.B.E.W. Local 103 and I.B.E.W. Local 222.
|Quincy Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2009|
|Nonpartisan||Anne Mahoney Incumbent||26.9%||14,057|
|Nonpartisan||Matthew Lockwood Mullaney||14.7%||7,665|
|Source: City of Quincy, "Election Summary Report, Municipal Election," accessed October 29, 2013|
In a survey conducted by The Patriot Ledger, Mahoney argued that the following was the most significant issue confronting the school district:
The budget remains the most pressing issue facing the Quincy Public Schools. After enduring drastic cuts to our budget, the Quincy Public Schools went to work rebuilding our core programs to best meet the needs of our student population. With new federal mandates, we are faced with the challenge of implementing the new Common Core curriculum and administering the PARCC assessment. The QPS leadership team has been rolling out the new curriculum; this has been a challenge due to the fact that we must maintain current standards with the MCAS mandate at the same time. Leadership roles are critical to ensuring that excellent teaching and learning is a part of every classroom. We need the support of the mayor for appropriate funding of our budget so we can meet the mandates that are placed upon our school system. This additional funding could be used for new curriculum, new technology and possibly more staffing to ensure our classroom size remains small. The leadership team will be gathering results from the PARCC assessment. As your School Committee member I will push the superintendent and his leadership team to substantiate direction with actual data, so we will have a thorough understanding for proper allocation of our budgetary resources to meet the needs of our students, teachers and staff.
What was at stake?
There were three seats on the school board up for election on November 5, 2013. All three incumbents sought re-election to the board and they faced only one challenger. Barbara Isola, Emily Lebo and Anne Mahoney attempted to defend their seats from newcomer Noel DiBona. However, Lebo lost her seat to DiBona.
About the district
- See also: Quincy Public Schools, Massachusetts
Norfolk County outperformed the rest of Massachusetts in terms of its median rates of average household income, poverty rates and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Norfolk County was $83,733 compared to $65,981 for the state of Massachusetts. The poverty rate in Norfolk County was 6.3% compared to 10.7% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 48.2% of Norfolk County residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 38.7% in Massachusetts.
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- Anne Mahoney - School Committee, "Meet Anne," accessed October 29, 2013
- City of Quincy, "Campaign Finance Reports," accessed December 23, 2013
- Anne Mahoney - School Committee, "Endorsements," accessed October 29, 2013
- Patrick Ronan, The Patriot Ledger, "Quincy school committee candidates discuss the issues," October 22, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Norfolk County, Massachusetts," accessed October 24, 2013
- Massachusetts Secretary of State, "Enrollment Breakdown as of 2/15/2012," accessed October 24, 2013