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Cherry Hill Public Schools elections (2013)

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2013 Cherry Hill Public Schools Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
See also
New Jersey
Cherry Hill Public Schools
Camden County, New Jersey ballot measures
Local ballot measures, New Jersey
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Three seats on the Cherry Hill Public Schools school board were up for general election on November 5, 2013. Sherrie Cohen, Steve Robbins and Elliott Roth ran unopposed and won three at-large seats.

About the district

See also: Cherry Hill Public Schools, New Jersey
Cherry Hill Public Schools is located in Camden County, New Jersey
Cherry Hill Public Schools is located in Camden County, New Jersey. The county seat of Camden County is Camden. According to the 2010 US Census, Camden County is home to 513,666 residents.[1]


Camden County underperformed in comparison to the rest of New Jersey in terms of its median household income based on the 2010 U.S. Census. The median household income in Camden County was $61,824 compared to $71,180 for the state of New Jersey. The poverty rate in Camden County was 11.8% compared to 9.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 28.2% of Camden County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to 35.0% in New Jersey.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Camden County (%) New Jersey (%)
White 70.7 73.8
Black or African American 21.0 14.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 0.6
Asian 5.5 9.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.1 1.9
Hispanic or Latino 15.1 18.5

Party Affiliation, 2013[2]
Party Camden County Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 143,641 40.63
Republican 45,107 12.76
Libertarian 135 0.01
Green 110 0.01
Other 52 0.01
Unaffiliated 164,455 46.58

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.[3] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

Method of board member selection

The Cherry Hill school board consists of nine members elected to three-year terms at-large by the district as a whole. There was no primary election and the general election was held on November 5, 2013. Three seats were on the ballot in 2013.[4]

The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the 2013 general election was June 4.[5]





  • Sherrie Cohen
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, Pennsylvania State University
    • Retired
  • Steve Robbins
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, University of Chicago Law School
    • Corporate counsel, American Water Works Company
  • Elliott Roth
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, Drexel University
    • Certified Public Accountant, EisnerAmper LLP

Election results

Cherry Hill Public Schools, At-large General Election, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSherrie Cohen Incumbent 34% 9,120
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Robbins Incumbent 32.9% 8,815
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngElliott Roth Incumbent 32.4% 8,692
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.7% 199
Total Votes 26,826
Source: Camden County, New Jersey, "Official Results," November 14, 2013


No endorsements were made in this election.

Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.[6]

Past elections

What was at stake?

There were three seats on the school board up for election on November 5, 2013. Incumbents Sherrie Cohen, Steve Robbins and Elliott Roth filed for re-election and ran unopposed in the at-large race.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Cherry Hill Public Schools election in 2013:[5]

Deadline Event
June 4, 2013 Last day for filing nominating petitions in school board elections
June 10, 2013 Last day to challenge nominating petitions in school board elections
August 12, 2013 County clerk draws ballot positions for candidates
September 6, 2013 Last day for candidates to withdraw from the general election ballot
November 5, 2013 General election
December 3, 2013 Certification of election results by Board of State Canvassers

Additional elections on the ballot

This election shared the ballot with local and state elections, including the race for Governor along with seats in the New Jersey State Assembly and New Jersey State Senate. The November 5 ballot included proposed constitutional amendments that would establish cost of living adjustments for the state minimum wage and use gaming profits for veterans' organizations.[7]

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