David J. Conway
|David J. Conway|
|Board Member, Lowell School Committee, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November, 2007|
|Next general||November, 2015|
|High school||Lowell High School|
|Associate's||Our Lady of Hope Seminary|
|Bachelor's||Salem State College|
|Master's||Salem State College|
David Conway resides in Lowell, Massachusetts with his wife. Conway graduated from Lowell High School before earning an A.A. in Latin from Our Lady of Hope Seminary, along with a B.A. in History, Research & Social Studies and an M.A. in History from Salem State College. He began his career as a teacher at the LHS extension of Lowell High School in 1971 before teaching at Bartlett School from 1972 to 1974. He spent the majority of career teaching social studies at Lowell High School from 1974 to 1993. From 1994 until his retirement in 2007, Conway served as the housemaster for Lowell High School.
- See also: Lowell Public Schools elections (2013)
David J. Conway won re-election against six other candidates to one of six at-large seats in the general election on November 5, 2013.
|Lowell Public Schools, At-large General Election, 2-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||James D. Leary Incumbent||15.9%||6,418|
|Nonpartisan||David J. Conway Incumbent||15.8%||6,366|
|Nonpartisan||Connie A. Martin Incumbent||13.7%||5,518|
|Nonpartisan||Kimberly A. Scott Incumbent||13.4%||5,385|
|Nonpartisan||Kristin Ross-Sitawich Incumbent||13.1%||5,262|
|Nonpartisan||Robert J. Gignac Incumbent||12.1%||4,881|
|Source: The City of Lowell, "2013 Municipal Election Results (*Official*)," accessed December 18, 2013|
David J. Conway began the race with an existing account balance of $1,692.46 from his previous campaigns. He reported $9,481.00 in contributions and $7,329.76 in expenditures to the Lowell Election and Census Office, which left his campaign with $3,843.70 on hand.
David J. Conway received an endorsement for his campaign from the Lowell Sun.
|Lowell Public Schools, At-large General Election, 2-year term, 2011|
|Nonpartisan||Kimberly A. Scott||15%||5,104|
|Nonpartisan||David J. Conway Incumbent||14.1%||4,808|
|Nonpartisan||James D. Leary Incumbent||13.4%||4,543|
|Nonpartisan||Robert J. Gignac||11.7%||3,970|
|Nonpartisan||Connie A. Martin Incumbent||10.7%||3,635|
|Nonpartisan||Jaqueline Doherty Incumbent||10.5%||3,556|
|Nonpartisan||Alison Laraba Incumbent||10.1%||3,419|
|Source: City of Lowell Election and Census Office, "2011 Municipal Election Results," accessed September 16, 2013|
|Lowell Public Schools, At-large General Election, 2-year term, 2009|
|Nonpartisan||David J. Conway Incumbent||15.9%||7,355|
|Nonpartisan||John J. Leahy Incumbent||15.7%||7,275|
|Nonpartisan||Jaqueline Doherty Incumbent||15.5%||7,179|
|Nonpartisan||James D. Leary Incumbent||15.3%||7,095|
|Nonpartisan||Connie A. Martin Incumbent||14.7%||6,825|
|Nonpartisan||Regina M. Faticanti Incumbent||7.7%||3,585|
|Source: City of Lowell Election and Census Office, "2009 Municipal Election Results," accessed September 16, 2013|
Conway's campaign website listed the following campaign themes for 2013:
"As a result of his thirty-five year career in the Lowell Public Schools, Dave brings a wealth of first hand knowledge of Lowell’s schools and the important issues of student achievement, school safety and discipline, and community partnerships, among others, to his School Committee work.
Dave firmly believes that the success of Lowell’s urban schools, from Pre-Kindergarten through Lowell High School and beyond, is an absolutely vital part of a healthy economy in the city of Lowell.
Dave Conway realizes the importance of education to the city and understands the contribution the schools make to the development of a thriving economy in our city. Dave works to promote community partnerships within our schools. Dave believes that the commitment of community partners is so very vital to help our schools produce skilled students that are ready for work in a 21st century world."
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
There were six seats on the school board up for election on November 5, 2013. Incumbents David J. Conway, Robert J. Gignac, James D. Leary, Connie A. Martin, Kristin Ross-Sitcawich and Kimberly A. Scott sought re-election to the board. They faced a single challenger, Steven Gendron. Gendron ended up coming in second place, with Gignac losing his spot on the board.
About the district
- See also: Lowell Public Schools, Massachusetts
Middlesex County outperformed the rest of Massachusetts in terms of its poverty rate, median rates of average household income and higher education achievement in 2011. The poverty rate in Middlesex County was 7.7% compared to 10.7% for the entire state. The median household income in Middlesex County was $79,691 compared to $65,981 for the state of Massachusetts. The US Census also found that 49.8% of Middlesex County residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 38.7% in Massachusetts.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.
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- Dave Conway - Lowell School Committee, "Home," accessed September 16, 2013
- Dave Conway - Lowell School Committee, "David J. Conway," accessed September 16, 2013
- The City of Lowell, "Campaign Finance Reports - 2013," accessed December 23, 2013
- Lowell Sun, "On board with Gendron on School Committee," October 29, 2013
- Come to Lowell, "Lowell Election Central," accessed September 16, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Middlesex County, Massachusetts," accessed September 10, 2013
- Massachusetts Secretary of State, “Enrollment Breakdown as of 2/15/2012,” accessed September 10, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.