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Cranston Public Schools elections (2014)

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2014 Cranston Public Schools Elections

General Election date:
November 4, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Rhode Island
Cranston Public Schools
Providence County, Rhode Island ballot measures
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Seven seats on the Cranston Public Schools school committee were up for general election on November 4, 2014.

In the at-large race, incumbent Michael A. Traficante ran against Kerri Kelleher. Incumbent Jeffrey K. Gale was unopposed in District 1. Newcomer Edward R. Angilly and incumbent Stephanie Giangrande Culhane faced off for the District 2 seat. In District 3, Domenic F. Fusco, Jr. ran against Richard R. Tomlins. Incumbent Trent M. Colford, Sr. was unopposed for re-election to the District 4 seat. In District 5, newcomer Jonathan J. Keith challenged incumbent Janice Ruggieri. Newcomers Jay A. Rosenfield and Daniel R. Wall competed for the District 6 seat.

Traficante, Gale, Cuhlane, Fusco, Colford, Ruggieri and Wall won election in their respective districts.

About the district

See also: Cranston Public Schools, Rhode Island
Cranston Public Schools is located in Providence County, Rhode Island
Cranston Public Schools is located in Providence County, Rhode Island. The county seat of Providence County is Providence. Providence County is home to 628,600 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] In the 2011-2012 school year, Cranston Public Schools was the second-largest school district in Rhode Island and served 10,683 students.[2]

Demographics

Providence County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Rhode Island in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 25.9 percent of Providence County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.8 percent for Rhode Island as a whole. The median household income in Providence County was $49,213 compared to $56,102 for the state of Rhode Island. The poverty rate in Providence County was 16.5 percent compared to 13.2 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2013[1]
Race Providence County (%) Rhode Island (%)
White 80.4 85.6
Black or African American 11.1 7.5
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.2 0.9
Asian 4.2 3.3
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.2
Two or More Races 2.9 2.5
Hispanic or Latino 20.3 13.6

Providence County Presidential Voting Pattern[3]
Year Democratic vote Republican vote
2012 43,617 7,282
2008 46,276 8,548
2004 35,917 9,787
2000 10,190 7,669

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.[4] 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 Cranston school committee consists of seven members elected by geographic electoral districts to two-year terms. There was no primary election, and the general election was held on November 4, 2014. Seven seats were on the ballot in 2014.[5]

The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the general election was June 25, 2014.[6]

Elections

2014

Candidates

Election results

Cranston Public Schools, At-Large General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMichael A. Traficante Incumbent 54.2% 12,778
     Nonpartisan Kerri Kelleher 45.5% 10,723
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.4% 88
Total Votes 23,589
Source: State of Rhode Island Board of Elections, "General Election Results," accessed December 29, 2014


Cranston Public Schools, District 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJeffrey K. Gale Incumbent 98.3% 3,058
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.7% 54
Total Votes 3,112
Source: State of Rhode Island Board of Elections, "General Election Results," accessed December 29, 2014


Cranston Public Schools, District 2 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngStephanie Giangrande Culhane Incumbent 60.5% 2,059
     Nonpartisan Edward R. Angilly 39% 1,327
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.4% 15
Total Votes 3,401
Source: State of Rhode Island Board of Elections, "General Election Results," accessed December 29, 2014


Cranston Public Schools, District 3 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDomenic F. Fusco, Jr. 56.9% 1,356
     Nonpartisan Richard R. Tomlins 42.3% 1,008
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.8% 20
Total Votes 2,384
Source: State of Rhode Island Board of Elections, "General Election Results," accessed December 29, 2014


Cranston Public Schools, District 4 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTrent M. Colford, Sr. Incumbent 98.2% 3,829
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.8% 69
Total Votes 3,898
Source: State of Rhode Island Board of Elections, "General Election Results," accessed December 29, 2014


Cranston Public Schools, District 5 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJanice Ruggieri Incumbent 73.3% 3,090
     Nonpartisan Jonathan J. Keith 26.2% 1,105
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.5% 21
Total Votes 4,216
Source: State of Rhode Island Board of Elections, "General Election Results," accessed December 29, 2014


Cranston Public Schools, District 6 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel R. Wall 57.5% 2,299
     Nonpartisan Jay A. Rosenfield 42.3% 1,689
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.2% 9
Total Votes 3,997
Source: State of Rhode Island Board of Elections, "General Election Results," accessed December 29, 2014

Endorsements

No candidate received any official endorsements in this election.

Campaign finance

No candidates filed a campaign finance report with the Rhode Island Board of Elections.[7]

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Cranston Public Schools election in 2014:[6]

Deadline Event
June 23, 2014 Candidate filing begins
June 25, 2014 Candidate filing ends
October 5, 2014 Voter registration ends
November 4, 2014 Election day

Additional elections on the ballot

In addition to the school committee election, residents of Cranston voted in races for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Rhode Island Secretary of State, Rhode Island Attorney General, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representative, Rhode Island State Senate, Rhode Island House of Representatives, State Committeeman, State Committeewoman, Cranston City Council and Cranston Ward Committee.[8]

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