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Bryn Biemeck
Candidate for
Board member, Racine Unified School District, At-large
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Next generalApril 7, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bryn Biemeck is a candidate for at-large representative on the Racine Unified Board of Education in Wisconsin. She is running in the general election on April 7, 2015.

Biemeck was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 63 of the Wisconsin State Assembly.[1]



See also: Racine Unified School District elections (2015)


Three at-large board incumbents, Wally Rendón, Don Nielsen and Kim Plache, are seeking re-election in the general election on April 7, 2015. They face challengers Bryn Biemeck and Lisa Parham.[2]


This election will be held on April 7, 2015.


Plache reported no contributions or expenditures to the Racine Unified School District Clerk for School Board Elections as of January 12, 2015.[3]


Biemeck had received no official endorsements as of January 9, 2015.


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for all 99 seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Andy Mitchell was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Robin Vos defeated Bryn Biemeck in the Republican primary. Vos faced Mitchell in the general election.[4][1][5] Incumbent Vos defeated Mitchell in the general election, and was re-elected for another term.[6]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 63 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobin Vos Incumbent 63.3% 15,361
     Democratic Andy Mitchell 36.7% 8,917
Total Votes 24,278
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 63 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobin Vos Incumbent 89.5% 4,594
Bryn Biemeck 10.5% 540
Total Votes 5,134

What's at stake?


Issues in the district

Complaint against superintendent proven unsubstantiated

Lolli Haws, superintendent of Racine Unified School District, was under investigation after a complaint was filed against her. The complaint was related to an undisclosed incident that occurred when Haws was substitute teaching at Knapp Elementary School in April 2014. Haws explained that she had substituted in order to gain a better understanding of how the administration and the community can support teachers. After experiencing a few difficult moments in the classroom, Haws said she sees the need for proper staffing levels and manageable class sizes.[7][8][9]

The investigation into the incident was conducted by Kenosha County Division of Children and Family Services, in order to avoid any conflict of interest between Knapp Elementary School, Racine Unified School District and Racine County. After concluding their investigation in June 2014, county officials determined the complaint against Haws was unsubstantiated.[7][10]

About the district

See also: Racine Unified School District, Wisconsin
Racine Unified School District is located in Racine County, Wisconsin.

Racine Unified School District is located in Racine County, Wisconsin. The county seat is Racine. Racine County is home to 195,041 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[11] During the 2011-2012 school year, Racine Unified School District was the fourth-largest school district in Wisconsin.[12]


Higher education achievement

Racine County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Wisconsin in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 22.8 percent of Racine County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.4 percent for Wisconsin as a whole.[11]

Median household income

The median household income in Racine County from 2008 to 2012 was $54,900 compared to $52,627 for the state of Wisconsin.[11]

Poverty rate

From 2008 to 2012, the poverty rate in Racine County was 12.6 percent. During that same time period, the poverty rate was 12.5 percent for the entire state.[11]

Racial and political demographics

Racial Demographics, 2013[11]
Race Racine County (%) Wisconsin (%)
White 84.4 88.1
Black or African American 11.6 6.5
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 1.1
Asian 1.2 2.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.0
Two or More Races 2.2 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 12.3 6.3

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[13]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 50.8 47.3
2008 52.7 45.4
2004 47.3 51.4

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.[14]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Wisconsin Government Accountability, "Candidates Registered by Office," June 11, 2014
  2. Margaret Koenig, "Email correspondence with Racine Unified School District Office of Communication & Community Engagement," January 7, 2015
  3. Ballotpedia:Margaret Koenig, "Email correspondence with Pat Meyer, Racine Unified School District Deputy Clerk for School Board Elections," January 12, 2015
  4. Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin 2014 fall primary election results," accessed August 12, 2014
  5. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "2014 Partisan Primary Candidates," accessed June 19, 2014
  6. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Canvass Results for 2014 General Election," December 1, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 620TMJ4 Wisconsin's Radio Station, "Racine Unified's superintendent under investigation," May 19, 2014
  8. CBS58 News, "Racine school superintendent under investigation," May 19, 2014 (dead link)
  9., "Racine Unified superintendent under investigation," May 19, 2014
  10. The Journal Times, "Investigation concludes complaint against superintendent is unsubstantiated," June 20, 2014
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 United States Census Bureau, "Racine County, Wisconsin," accessed August 28, 2014
  12. National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed January 27, 2014
  13. Racine County Clerk, "Past elections," accessed February 5, 2014
  14. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014