Betty DeSabato

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Betty DeSabato
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Board member, Half Hollow Hills Central Board of Education, At-large
Incumbent
Term ends
2017
Years in position 3
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 20, 2014
First electedMay 17, 2011
Next general2017
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolSt. John's Preparatory School
Associate'sLaGuardia College
OtherPace University
Personal
ProfessionConstruction manager
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Betty DeSabato campaign logo
Betty DeSabato is an at-large member of the Half Hollow Hills Central Board of Education in New York. She won re-election in a general election on May 20, 2014. She was first elected to the board on May 17, 2011.

Biography

Betty DeSabato is a resident of Suffolk County, New York. DeSabato graduated from St. John's Preparatory School in 1985 before earning her associate's degree from LaGuardia College and studying at Pace University.[1] She is employed by J.P. Morgan as a construction manager.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Half Hollow Hills Central School District elections (2014)

Opposition

Betty DeSabato and fellow incumbents Diana Acampora and Paul Peller ran as a slate and defeated five challengers for the three at-large seats in the general election on May 20, 2014.[3]

Results

Half Hollow Hills Central School District, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDiana Acampora Incumbent 15.8% 1,179
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Peller Incumbent 14.9% 1,116
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBetty DeSabato Incumbent 14.8% 1,106
     Nonpartisan Adam Kleinberg 14.7% 1,097
     Nonpartisan Stephanie Gurin 13.2% 987
     Nonpartisan Matthew Glaser 10.6% 797
     Nonpartisan Alan Lacher 8.8% 661
     Nonpartisan Craig Gardy 7.2% 542
Total Votes 7,485
Source: Half Hollow Hills Central School District, "Home," accessed May 21, 2014

Funding

DeSabato did not file a campaign finance report with the New York State Board of Elections during the election.[4][5]

Endorsements

DeSabato did not receive any endorsements during the election.

2011

Half Hollow Hills Central School District, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBetty DeSabato 22.2% 1,655
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDiana Acampora 21.6% 1,613
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Peller 20.9% 1,558
     Nonpartisan Maria Holmquist 20.3% 1,515
     Nonpartisan Chris Schiavo 15% 1,120
Total Votes 7,461
Source: Half Hollow Hills Patch, "UPDATED: School Budget Approved, Acampora, DeSabato, Peller Claim Board Seats," May 20, 2011

Campaign themes

2014

Diana Acampora, DeSabato and Paul Peller issued a statement on their campaign slate's Facebook page to outline their accomplishments and campaign themes:

• Guided the district while focusing on students and provided them with an enriching educational experience.

• Maintained the educational excellence of Half Hollow Hills in all decisions. While forced to make reductions, we sought the least impact to students.

• Preserved comprehensive AP programs with 27 offerings, 129 interscholastic sports teams with scholar athletes.

• Attained recognition as a 2014 Best Community for Music Education.

• Introduced the Senior Experience program in BOTH High Schools.

• Established Robotics programs for our younger students.

• Expanded the Planetarium and Discovery Center programs.

• Upgraded instructional technology.

• Committed ourselves to providing responsible fiscal management while maintaining high educational standards and unprecedented levels of transparency and accountability in the form of public forums, community surveys, special board meetings, and a district steering committee/facilities group.

• Developed school budgets which have adhered to the 2% Tax Levy Cap legislation and have negotiated several collective bargaining agreements that were beneficial to the district while respecting our employees.

• Delivered the lowest budget-to-budget increase in 18 years with the 2014-15 school budget.

Throughout the last three years one constant has remained--our resolve to do the right thing for the students and the taxpayers of our community.

We have demonstrated and represented leadership, inclusiveness, transparency, fiscal management and experience-- qualities that are crucial for Board of Education trustees.[6]

—Acampora, DeSabato and Peller campaign website, (2014), [3]

About the district

See also: Half Hollow Hills Central School District, New York
Half Hollow Hills Central School District is located in Suffolk County, New York
Half Hollow Hills Central School District is located in Suffolk County, New York. The county seat of Suffolk County is Riverhead, New York. Suffolk County is home to 1,499,738 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[7] Half Hollow Hills Central is the 15th-largest school district in New York, serving 9,868 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[8]

Demographics

Suffolk 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 32.6 percent of Suffolk 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 Suffolk County was $87,778 compared to $57,683 for the state of New York. The poverty rate in Suffolk County was 6.1 percent compared to 14.9 percent for the entire state.[7]

Racial Demographics, 2012[7]
Race Suffolk County (%) New York (%)
White 85.8 71.2
Black or African American 8.2 17.5
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 1.0
Asian 3.7 8.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.7 2.2
Hispanic or Latino 17.3 18.2

2013 Party Affiliation, Suffolk County[9]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 317,782 33.17
Republican 312,954 32.66
Independent 44,028 4.60
Constitution 22,240 2.32
Working Families 4,461 0.47
Green 1,746 0.18
Other 460 0.05
Unaffiliated 254,494 26.55

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.[10]

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