Casey Lawrence

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Casey Lawrence
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Former candidate for
Board member, Pennsbury School District
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionBusiness owner
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Campaign website
Casey Lawrence was a candidate for the Region 3 seat of the Pennsbury school board in a general election on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Lawrence has lived in Bucks County for 25 years and currently lives in Lower Makefield. He has over 24 years of experience in the video communications industry and has been a business owner since 1997. He is very active in his local church community and volunteers much of his time and resources annually to helping schools designed for students with special needs.[1]

Elections

2013

See also:Pennsbury School District election (2013)]]

Opposition

Lawrence ran for a Region 3 seat on the school board on November 5, 2013 against Skip Tenney, Alison Smith, and Debra E. DeBlasio.

Results

Pennsbury School District, Region 3 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngAlison Smith 27.3% 2,530
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngDebra DeBlasio 25.2% 2,337
     Republican Casey Lawrence 24.5% 2,275
     Republican Skip Tenney 23.1% 2,142
Total Votes 9,284
Source: Bucks County Election Results, "School District - Pennsbury School District SD," accessed December 24, 2013


North Penn School District Region 3 Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCasey Lawrence 30.4% 635
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSkip Tenney 27.3% 570
     Republican Allison Smith 23% 480
     Republican Debra E. DeBlasio 19.3% 402
Total Votes 2,087
Source: "Bucks County Elections," "Municipal Primary of Tuesday, May 21, 2013," accessed September 24, 2013


North Penn School District Region 3 Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngAllison Smith 37.9% 1,050
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngDebra E. DeBlasio 36.9% 1,023
     Democrat Casey Lawrence 13.6% 377
     Democrat Skip Tenney 11.6% 322
Total Votes 2,772
Source: "Bucks County Elections," "Municipal Primary of Tuesday, May 21, 2013," accessed September 24, 2013


Campaign finance

Lawrence reported no contributions or expenditures to the Pennsylvania Department of State.[2]

Endorsements

Lawrence was endorsed by The Lower Makefield and Yardley Republican Committee.[3]


Campaign themes

Lawrence and running mate Skip Tenney identified the following as their campaign themes for 2013:[4]


The future

"Our district has $172 million in debt, many building infrastructure problems and rapidly growing pension obligations. We must develop a long term financial plan to deal with these ticking time bombs!"

Demand accountability and results

"Our district ranks 120th in the State despite the amount that we spend. Isn’t it time to demand that the results match the spending? We must hold our educators accountable."

Property taxes

"Our school district spends about $16,200 per student - that’s in the top 10 of all school districts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania! Raising taxes and spending more money is not the answer!"


Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.


What's at stake?

Four seats on the Pennsbury School District are at stake in the upcoming election, including board President Allan Weisel's seat. Simon Campbell is the only incumbent running for re-election.

About the district

See also: Pennsbury School District, Pennsylvania
Pennsbury School District is located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Pennsbury School District serves Falls Township, Lower Makefield Township and Yardley, as well as portions of Morrisville, Newtown and Tullytown in Bucks County, which is located in eastern Pennsylvania. The county has a population of 627,053.[5]

Demographics

The county outperforms the state in education and median household income. According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents with a high school degree (92.4%) is higher than the state of Pennsylvania (87.9%) and the percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher is higher in Bucks County (34.7%) compared to the state overall (26.7%). The median household income in Bucks County is $76,019 compared to Pennsylvania's statewide median of $51,651.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
Race Bucks County (%) Pennsylvania (%)
White 90.1 83.5
Black or African American 3.9 11.4
American Indian and Alaska Native .3 0.3
Asian 4.3 2.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.5 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 4.6 6.1

Presidential Voting Pattern[6]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 50.0 48.8
2008 54.0 45.0
2004 51.1 48.3
2000 46.3

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.[7]

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