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Daniel Davis
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New Britain Board of Education, At-large
Incumbent
Term ends
2017
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 2017
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNorth Carolina A&T University
Daniel Davis is an at-large member on the New Britain Board of Education. He first won election to the board as a Republican candidate against five other candidates on November 5, 2013. Davis was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 26 of the Connecticut House of Representatives but lost to Peter Tercyak.

Biography

Davis earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from North Carolina A&T University in 2010. He has been a member of the City of New Britain Conservation Commission and a youth mentor with Grace Worship Center Church.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: New Britain Public Schools elections (2013)

Davis won election to the board against five other candidates on November 5, 2013.

New Britain Public Schools, General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJudy Greco Incumbent 17.9% 4,193
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSharon Beloin-Saavedra Incumbent 17.6% 4,122
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Davis 16.6% 3,879
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNick Mercier 16.4% 3,847
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDaisy Sanchez 16.1% 3,762
     Republican Stacey Rosado 15.5% 3,621
Total Votes 23,424
Source: Connecticut Secretary of State, "Municipal Elections - November 5, 2013," accessed December 17, 2013

Funding

Daniel Davis did not report any contributions or expenditures to the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission.

2012

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Davis ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 26. Davis ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and was defeated by Peter Tercyak (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4][5]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Tercyak Incumbent 67.5% 4,044
     Republican Daniel Davis 27.7% 1,660
     Independent David P. Kramer 4.9% 291
Total Votes 5,995

Campaign themes

2013

Davis provided the following statement about his reasons for running for a board seat to the New Britain City Journal:[6]

"My name is Daniel Davis and I am running for the New Britain Board of Education. For several months I have had the privilege of working as an interim teacher at New Britain High School. I have seen firsthand what the school district is doing well and not so well. I believe that with additional insight and materials we can prepare our students better for college and careers.

I am a strong proponent of education. In a city like New Britain, education is the key to unlocking many of life’s doors for our students. As a member of the Board of Education, I will ALWAYS place the students first, above any other interest. Our students’ education is too important to politicize. I know that there is no Republican or Democrat way to educate our children and I will carry that with me on the Board of Education.

I hope to gain voters’ trust in this election. This is my third race in three years and during that time I have talked with many parents concerned about education. I long for the chance to represent the city to help the school system that nurtured me. I ask for your support on November 5th. I vow to work tirelessly on your behalf."

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 Public Schools is located in Hartford County, Connecticut
New Britain Public Schools is located in Hartford County in central Connecticut. The population of New Britain was 73,206 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[7]

Demographics

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%).[7]

Racial Demographics, 2010[7]
Race New Britain (%) Connecticut (%)
White 63.6 77.6
Black or African American 13 10.1
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.3
Asian 24 3.8
Two or More Races 4.2 2.6
Hispanic or Latino 36.8 13.4

Presidential Voting Pattern[8]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 76.3 22.7
2008 74.5 24.2
2004 67 31.1
2000 69.5 25.3

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.[9]

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