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|Hartford Board of Education, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November, 2017|
Stallings is the owner and a tax consultant with Stallings Tax Service in Hartford.
- See also: Hartford Public Schools elections (2013)
Stallings and fellow Democratic slate newcomers Beth Parker and Michael Brescia won election to the board on November 5, 2013. Independent incumbent Robert Cotto, Jr. retained his seat, but fellow independent candidate Joe Gonzalez lost.
|Hartford Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Working Families||Robert Cotto, Jr. Incumbent||18.8%||1,135|
|Source: City of Hartford, "City of Hartford Municipal Election," accessed December 16, 2013|
Achieve Hartford interview
In an interview with Real Hartford, Stallings explained why he sought a seat on the board in 2013:
"The experience that I believe qualifying me to make decisions related to this field is my twenty years of community organizing. I am a parent that has children within this school system. I have worked on proposals that have become policies already."
Craig Stallings reported no contributions or expenditures to the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission.
What was at stake?
Incumbents Elizabeth Brad Noel, Lori Hudson and Luis Rodriguez-Davila did not file for re-election in 2013. The Hartford Democratic Town Committee endorsed a slate of newcomers including Michael Brescia, Beth Parker and Craig Stallings. The Connecticut Working Families Party endorsed incumbent Robert Cotto, Jr. for re-election. Joe Gonzalez ran as a write-in candidate after failing to earn the endorsement of the Democratic Town Committee. The biggest decision facing the board beyond November 2013 is the selection of a new superintendent.
About the district
- See also: Hartford Public Schools, Connecticut
Hartford lags behind the rest of Connecticut based on median income, poverty levels and higher education achievement. The 2010 U.S. Census found the median income in Hartford was $29,107 while the state median income was $69,243. The city's poverty rate was 32.9% compared to the state's 9.5% poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (14.3%) was lower than the state average (35.7%).
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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- The Courant, "Hartford Democrats Nominate Candidates For School Board Race," July 23, 2013
- Real Hartford, "Meet Hartford’s Board of Education Candidates, 2013," September 26, 2013
- The Courant, "Hartford Voters To Decide On Charter Revision, School Board Race," November 5, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Hartford," accessed October 24, 2013
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Election Results," accessed October 10, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014