Barbara Isola

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Barbara Isola
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Board Member, Quincy School Committee, At-large
Incumbent
Term ends
2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember, 2009
Next generalNovember, 2017
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolChrist The King High School
Bachelor'sHunter College
J.D.University of San Francisco School of Law
Personal
ProfessionLawyer
Websites
Office website
Barbara Isola is an at-large member of the Quincy School Committee. She was first elected to the chamber in 2009 and she won re-election in a general election on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Barbara Isola resides in Quincy, Massachusetts. Isola graduated from Christ The King High School in New York before earning her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Hunter College and her J.D. degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law. She is employed as an assistant district attorney in Plymouth County, Massachusetts.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Quincy Public Schools elections (2013)

Opposition

Barbara Isola, Anne Mahoney and Noel DiBona defeated Emily Lebo to win three at-large seats in the general election on November 5, 2013.

Results

Quincy Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngNoel DiBona 29.5% 6,482
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAnne Mahoney Incumbent 25.3% 5,558
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Isola Incumbent 23.1% 5,066
     Nonpartisan Emily Lebo Incumbent 21.8% 4,793
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.3% 62
Total Votes 21,961
Source: City of Quincy, "Election Summary Report," accessed December 18, 2013

Funding

Barbara Isola began the race with an existing account balance of $1,246.31 from her previous campaign. She reported $3,520.00 in contributions and $2,722.44 in expenditures to the Quincy Election Department, which left her campaign with $2,043.87 on hand.[2]

Endorsements

Barbara Isola received an endorsement for her campaign from the Quincy Education Association.[3]

2009

Quincy Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAnne Mahoney Incumbent 26.9% 14,057
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngEmily Lebo 16.7% 8,734
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Isola 16.5% 8,616
     Nonpartisan Karl Roos 16.5% 8,605
     Nonpartisan Matthew Lockwood Mullaney 14.7% 7,665
     Nonpartisan Rebecca McWilliams 8.6% 4,499
Total Votes 52,176
Source: City of Quincy, "Election Summary Report, Municipal Election," accessed October 29, 2013

Campaign themes

In a survey conducted by The Patriot Ledger, Isola argued that the following was the most significant issue confronting the school district:[1]

The most pressing issue in QPS is to ensure that all of our students and professional staff have the necessary tools to achieve optimal levels of achievement within in the framework of the many changes in curriculum that are being rolled out. If elected for a second term, I will continue to monitor student achievement by looking at our test scores, School and Program Improvement Plans and use that information to set budget priorities.

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
Quincy Public Schools is located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Quincy Public Schools is located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. The county seat of Norfolk County is Dedham. According to the 2010 US Census, Norfolk County is home to 681,845 residents.[4]

Demographics

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.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Norfolk County (%) Massachusetts (%)
White 82.3 83.7
Black or African American 6.4 7.9
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.5
Asian 9.3 5.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Z 0.1
Two or More Races 1.6 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 3.6 10.1

Party Affiliation, 2012[5]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 153,776 34.67
Republican 52,238 11.78
Green-Rainbow 339 0.08
Unaffiliated 235,608 53.12
Other 1,594 0.36


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.[6]

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