Brenden J. Hammerle
Brenden Hammerle resides in Springfield, Massachusetts. Hammerle graduated from the High School of Commerce and received a Bachelor's degree from Western New England College. In 2003, he launched an unsuccessful bid for the Springfield School Committee.
Brenden Hammerle challenged incumbents Denise M. Hurst and Antonette E. Pepe and fellow newcomer Calvin McFadden in his attempt to win one of two at-large seats in the general election on November 5, 2013. Due to his withdrawal from the race, Hammerle did not appear on the ballot.
|Springfield Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Denise M. Hurst Incumbent||37.7%||6,329|
|Nonpartisan||Antonette E. Pepe Incumbent||29.6%||4,971|
|Source: City of Springfield, Massachusetts, "Springfield Vote Counts: Nov. 5 City Election Night Results," accessed December 18, 2013|
As of September 24, no 2013 campaign donations or expenditures for Brenden Hammerle had been reported to the Massachusetts Office of Campaign & Political Finance.
Brenden Hammerle did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.
What was at stake?
There were six seats on the school board up for election on November 5, 2013. All six incumbents sought re-election to the board and four of them faced challengers. Barbara Gresham and Christopher Collins ran unopposed to retain their District 2 and 3 seats, respectively. Denise M. Hurst and Antonette E. Pepe attempted to fend off challenges to their at-large seats from Calvin McFadden and Brenden J. Hammerle. McFadden was successful in unseating Pepe, however, McFadden did receive enough votes. District 1 incumbent Norman Roldan ran against newcomer Rosa Perez, and District 4 incumbent Peter M. Murphy faced a challenge from Zaida Govan.
About the districtHampden County, Massachusetts. The county seat of Hampden County is Springfield. According to the 2010 US Census, Hampden County is home to 465,923 residents.
Hampden County under performed in comparison to the rest of Massachusetts in terms of median rates of average household income, poverty rate and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Hampden County was $48,866 compared to $65,981 for the state of Massachusetts. The poverty rate in Hampden County was 16.6% compared to 10.7% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 23.9% of Hampden County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to 38.7% in Massachusetts.
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, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.
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- Peter Goonan, The Republican, "Springfield deadline for nomination papers yields two September preliminary election races and several unopposed incumbents," July 24, 2013
- LinkedIn, "Brenden Hammerle," accessed September 24, 2013
- Mary Ellen O'Shea, The Republican, "Hopeful offers school reforms," September 12, 2003
- The Massachusetts Office of Campaign & Political Finance, "Report Log," accessed September 24, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Hampden County, Massachusetts," accessed September 23, 2013
- Massachusetts Secretary of State, “Enrollment Breakdown as of 2/15/2012,” accessed September 23, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
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