|Board member, Waukesha School Board, At-large|
|Years in position||15|
|Board Vice President|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||April 1, 2014|
|First elected||April 1999|
|Bachelor's||University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee|
|Master's||University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee|
Brzenk earned a B.S. in Education and M.S. in Administrative Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She worked as an elementary school teacher and principal for 37 years prior to her retirement.
Brzenk won by default due to the lack of opposition by the January 7 deadline.
As of February 10, 2014, Brzenk did not report any campaign contributions or expenditures to the district office. State law allows candidates to claim exempt status from campaign finance reporting if contributions and expenditures do not exceed $1,000 during a calendar year.
Brzenk did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.
|Waukesha School District, At-large General Election, 3-year term, April 5, 2011|
|Nonpartisan||Barbara Brzenk Incumbent||25.1%||10,395|
|Nonpartisan||Karin Rajnicek Incumbent||25%||10,382|
|Nonpartisan||Joseph Como, Jr.||24.8%||10,284|
|Nonpartisan||Kurt O'Bryan Incumbent||24.4%||10,104|
|Source: Karin 4 Kids, "Election Results," accessed February 10, 2014|
About the district
- See also: Waukesha School District, Wisconsin
Waukesha outperformed the rest of Wisconsin in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 33.8% of Waukesha residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 26.4% for Wisconsin as a whole. The median household income in Waukesha was $58,070 compared to $52,627 for the state of Wisconsin. The poverty rate in Waukesha was 10.4% compared to 12.5% for the entire state.
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 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
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- LinkedIn, "Barbara Brzenk," accessed February 10, 2014
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Campaign Finance Overview: Local Candidates," May 2010
- United States Census Bureau, "Waukesha, Wisconsin," accessed February 7, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed January 27, 2014
- Government Accountability Board, "Wisconsin Election Results," accessed January 28, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Waukesha School District Elections|
|Election date:||April 1, 2014|
|Candidates:||At-large: • Barbara Brzenk • Joseph Como, Jr. • Karin Rajnicek|
|Important information:||Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|