Cheryl Nechamen

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Cheryl Nechamen
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Board member, Schenectady City Board of Education, At-large
Term ends
Years in position 4
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 20, 2014
First electedMay 17, 2011
Next general2017
Term limitsN/A
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Cheryl Nechamen is an at-large member of the Schenectady City Board of Education in New York. She ran unopposed and won re-election in a general election on May 20, 2014. She was first elected to the board on May 17, 2011.



See also: Schenectady City School District elections (2014)


Cheryl Nechamen, newcomer Tanya Hall and write-in candidate Dharam Hitlall ran unopposed and won the three at-large seats in the general election on May 20, 2014.

Fellow incumbent Ron Lindsay did not file for re-election, and no other candidates filed for the third seat vacated by former board member Ed Kosiur in February 2014. The write-in candidate who received the most votes won the third seat. If no write-in candidate had received votes, the school board would have decided whether to leave the seat vacant, appoint a new member or hold a special election.[1]


Schenectady City School District, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCheryl Nechamen Incumbent 47.7% 981
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTanya Hall 45.4% 934
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDharam Hitlall (Write-in) 6.9% 142
Total Votes 2,057
Source: Schenectady City School District, "Home," accessed May 20, 2014


Nechamen did not file a campaign finance report with the New York State Board of Elections during the election.[2][3]


Nechamen did not receive any endorsements during the election.

About the district

See also: Schenectady City School District, New York
Schenectady City School District is located in Schenectady County, New York
Schenectady City School District is located in Schenectady County, New York. The county seat of Schenectady County is Schenectady. Schenectady County is home to 155,333 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[4] Schenectady City is the 16th-largest school district in New York, serving 9,821 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[5]


Schenectady 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 28.6 percent of Schenectady 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 Schenectady County was $56,445 compared to $57,683 for the state of New York. The poverty rate in Schenectady County was 12.0 percent compared to 14.9 percent for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Schenectady County (%) New York (%)
White 80.9 71.2
Black or African American 10.8 17.5
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 1.0
Asian 4.2 8.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 3.3 2.2
Hispanic or Latino 6.1 18.2

2013 Party Affiliation, Schenectady County[6]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 37,979 38.86
Republican 26,044 26.65
Independent 5,829 5.96
Constitution 3,320 3.40
Working Families 694 0.71
Green 232 0.24
Other 46 0.04
Unaffiliated 23,589 24.14

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[7][8]

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