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|New Britain Board of Education, At-large|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November 2017|
|Associate's||Capital Community College|
Sanchez earned an A.A.S. in General Studies from Capital Community College in 2011. She currently works as a teacher assistant with HRA of New Berlin.
Sanchez won election to the board against five other candidates on November 5, 2013.
|New Britain Public Schools, General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Democratic||Judy Greco Incumbent||17.9%||4,193|
|Democratic||Sharon Beloin-Saavedra Incumbent||17.6%||4,122|
|Source: Connecticut Secretary of State, "Municipal Elections - November 5, 2013," accessed December 17, 2013|
Daisy Sanchez did not report any contributions or expenditures to the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission.
During a September 30, 2013 candidate forum, Sanchez responded to questions about ways to improve district schools. "“We have to start targeting students when they are smaller, start talking to the parents (when children are young) and tell them how important it is to be involved in their child’s education," said Sanchez in response to a question about how to improve student performance. Sanchez also supported in-school punishments rather than suspensions for students who used profanity, countering Superintendent Kelt Cooper's policy of stronger penalties for inappropriate behavior.
What was at stake?
Five seats were at stake. Incumbent Democrats Sharon Beloin-Saavedra and Judy Greco were on the ballot. Both candidates were successful in their re-election bids. The New Britain Democratic Town Committee endorsed newcomer Daisy Sanchez for the 2013 election, who also won a seat on the board. Daniel Davis, Nick Mercier and Stacey Rosado received the endorsement of the New Britain Republican Town Committee. Only Rosado did not win a seat on the board. Current members Paul Carver, Anthony Kane and Luisa Leal did not file for re-election.
About the district
- See also: New Britain Public Schools, Connecticut
New Britain 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 New Britain was $39,838 while the state median income was $69,243. The city's poverty rate was 20.9% compared to the state's 9.5% poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (17.5%) 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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
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- LinkedIn, "Daisy Sanchez," accessed October 8, 2013
- New Britain Herald, "BOE candidates field questions, voice difference in opinion on issues facing the district," September 30, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: New Britain," accessed October 24, 2013
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Election Results," accessed October 8, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014