Diana Fisher Gomberg
|Diana Fisher Gomberg|
|Board Member, Newton School Committee, Ward 4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November, 2015|
|Master's||Harvard University School of Public Health|
Diana Gomberg resides in Newton, Massachusetts. Gomberg earned her B.A. degree in American Studies and Environmental Studies from Yale University and her M.S. degree in Health Promotion from the Harvard University School of Public Health. She has worked for both the Department of Children and Families as an administrator and Isis Parenting as an instructor.
- See also: Newton Public Schools elections (2013)
Diana Gomberg ran unopposed to keep her Ward 4 seat in the general election on November 5, 2013.
|Newton Public Schools, Ward 4 General Election, 2-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Diana Fisher Gomberg Incumbent||99%||5,904|
|Source: Newton, Massachusetts, "Official Results - November 5, 2013," accessed December 18, 2013|
Diana Gomberg reported no contributions and an existing balance of $65.63 along with $30.00 in expenditures to the Newton Election Commission, which left her campaign with $35.63 on hand.
Diana Gomberg did not receive any official endorsements for her 2013 campaign.
|Newton Public Schools, Ward 4 General Election, 2-year term, 2011|
|Nonpartisan||Diana Fisher Gomberg||51.6%||4,174|
|Source: Newton, Massachusetts, "City of Newton November 8, 2011 Municipal Election Official Results," accessed November 19, 2013|
Gomberg's campaign website listed the following campaign themes:
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What was at stake?
There were eight seats on the school board up for election on November 5, 2013. Five incumbents ran unopposed for re-election, including Angela Pitter-Wright, Diana Fisher Gomberg, Steven Siegel, Matt Hills and Margie Ross Decter. Fellow incumbents Geoff Epstein, Jonathan Yeo and Chairperson Claire Sokoloff did not file for re-election. Newcomers Ellen P. Gibson and Ruth E. Goldman ran unopposed for Epstein and Sokoloff's seats, respectively. The only contested race was in Ward 2 for Yeo's seat, for which Margaret L. Albright defeated Andrea R. Steenstrup.
About the district
- See also: Newton 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, 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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