Cynthia Falls

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Cynthia Falls
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Board member, Pittsburgh Public Schools
Member
Term ends
November 2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPenn State University
Personal
ProfessionRetired teacher
Cynthia Falls holds the District 7 seat on the Pittsburgh school board. She first won election to the board on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Falls received her B.S.N. in nursing from Penn State University in 1983. She worked as a teacher in Pittsburgh Public Schools for 18 years before retiring in 2010.[1]. Falls is the Education Chairperson of the Carrick Community Board of Directors. She works with Pittsburgh Concord, Pittsburgh Roosevelt, Pittsburgh South Brook, and Pittsburgh Carrick High School acting as the liaison between these community schools. She is a Voices against Violence volunteer, an A+ School Volunteer and works with the Hilltop Alliance.[2]

Elections

See also: Pittsburgh Public Schools elections (2013)

2013

Opposition

Falls ran unopposed for the District 7 seat on the school board on November 5, 2013.

Results

Pittsburgh Public Schools, District 7 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Cross filed Green check mark transparent.pngCynthia Falls 99.2% 3,386
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.8% 26
Total Votes 3,412
Source: Allegheny County


Pittsburgh Public Schools District 7 Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCynthia Falls 98.7% 293
     Republican Write-In 1.3% 4
Total Votes 297
Source: "Allegheny County Election Results, "2013 Primary Results," accessed September 30, 2013


Pittsburgh Public Schools District 7 Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngCynthia Falls 99.5% 3,255
     Democrat Write-In 0.5% 15
Total Votes 3,270
Source: "Allegheny County Election Results, "2013 Primary Results," accessed September 30, 2013


Campaign finance

Falls reported no contributions or expenditures to the Allgheny County Election Division.[3]

Endorsements

Falls did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.

What was at stake?

Five seats on the Pittsburgh Public School Board were at stake in the upcoming election. The only incumbent running for re-election was Thomas Sumpter, making this the largest turnover Pittsburgh Public Schools had experienced in many years.

About the district

See also: Pittsburgh Public Schools, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Public Schools is located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Public Schools is located in Allegheny County in western Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh has a population of 306,211.[4]

Demographics

The city outperforms the state in education and underperforms in median household income. According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents in Pittsburgh with a high school degree (88.8%) is higher than the state of Pennsylvania (87.9%) and the percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher is higher in Pittsburgh (34.4%) compared to the state overall (26.7%). The median household income in Pittsburgh is $37,161 compared to Pennsylvania's statewide median of $51,651.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Bucks County (%) Pennsylvania (%)
White 66.0 83.5
Black or African American 26.1 11.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.3
Asian 4.4 2.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Z 0.1
Two or More Races 2.5 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 2.3 6.1

Presidential Voting Pattern[5]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 56.6 42.2
2008 57.0 42.2
2004 57.2 42.1
2000 40.4

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.[6]

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