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
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
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 are up for general election on November 4, 2014.

In the at-large race, incumbent Michael A. Traficante is running against Kerri Kelleher. Incumbent Jeffery K. Gale is unopposed in District 1. Newcomer Edward R. Angilly and incumbent Stephanie Giangrande Cuhlane are facing off for the District 2 seat. In District 3, Domenic F. Fusco, Jr. is running against Richard R. Tomlins. Incumbent Trent M. Colford, Sr. will be unopposed for re-election to the District 4 seat. In District 5, newcomer Jonathan J. Keith is challenging incumbent Janice Ruggieri. Newcomers Jay A. Rosenfield and Daniel R. Wall are competing for the District 6 seat.

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]


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]

Method of board member selection

The Cranston school committee consists of seven members elected by geographic electoral districts to two-year terms. There is no primary election, and the general election will be held on November 4, 2014. Seven seats are 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]





As of September 3, 2014, no candidate had received any official endorsements in this election.

Campaign finance

As of September 3, 2014, no candidate had filed a campaign finance report with the Rhode Island Board of Elections.[7]

Key deadlines

The following dates are 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 will vote 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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