Donna M. Colorio

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Donna M. Colorio
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Board Member, Worcester School Committee, At-large
Former member
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolNotre Dame Academy
Bachelor'sUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst
Master'sAnna Maria College
Personal
ProfessionProfessor
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Donna M. Colorio was an at-large member of the Worcester School Committee. She was first elected to the chamber in 2011 and she lost her re-election bid in a general election on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Donna Colorio resides in Worcester, Massachusetts. Colorio graduated from Notre Dame Academy before receiving her Bachelor's degree in Marketing Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Anna Maria College.[1] She is employed as a professor and academic advisor at Quinsigamond Community College and she has spent time as a substitute teacher in Worcester Public Schools.[1][2] Colorio also serves as a member of the Community Development Advisory Committee and as the head coach for a girl's basketball team in the St. Peter's League.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Worcester Public Schools elections (2013)

Opposition

Donna Colorio ran unsuccessfully for re-election against eight other candidates to one of six at-large seats in the general election on November 5, 2013.

Results

Worcester Public Schools, At-large General Election, 2-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBrian A. O'Connell Incumbent 15.3% 8,146
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJohn L. Foley Incumbent 13.9% 7,385
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJohn F. Monfredo Incumbent 12.2% 6,465
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDianna Biancheria Incumbent 11.9% 6,305
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTracy A. O'Connell Novick Incumbent 11.8% 6,247
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngHilda Ramirez 11.4% 6,053
     Nonpartisan Donna M. Colorio Incumbent 10.6% 5,654
     Nonpartisan Robert J. Cohane 7.5% 3,981
     Nonpartisan Douglas F. Arbetter 5.5% 2,908
Total Votes 53,144
Source: Worcester, Massachusetts, "Election Summary, Municipal Election," accessed December 18, 2013

Funding

Donna Colorio began the race with an existing account balance of $3,791.59 from her previous campaign. She reported $8,844.00 in contributions and $4,510.20 in expenditures to the Worcester Election Commission, which left her campaign with $8,125.39 on hand.[3]

Endorsements

Donna Colorio received endorsements for her campaign from the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and Worcester Magazine.[4][5]

2011

Worcester Public Schools, At-large General Election, 2-year term, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBrian A. O'Connell Incumbent 13.3% 9,074
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJohn L. Foley Incumbent 13.3% 9,065
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDianna L. Biancheria Incumbent 12.1% 8,258
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJohn F. Monfredo Incumbent 11.1% 7,565
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTracy A. O'Connell Novick Incumbent 10.3% 6,974
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDonna M. Colorio 10% 6,768
     Nonpartisan Mary J. Mullaney Incumbent 9.9% 6,735
     Nonpartisan Hilda Ramirez 8.6% 5,830
     Nonpartisan Todd Mark Salmonsen 6.2% 4,220
     Nonpartisan John A. Trobaugh 5.1% 3,486
Total Votes 67,975
Source: Worcester, Massachusetts, "Election Summary, Municipal Election," accessed September 25, 2013

Campaign themes

Colorio's campaign website listed the following campaign themes for 2013:[6]

QUALITY EDUCATION:

  • Safety in our Schools
  • Advocate for Lower Teacher-to-Student Ratio
  • Continue High Standards in the Classroom

FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • Sustainable Budget
  • Local Control to the Schools
  • Accountability to the Taxpayers

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. All six incumbents sought re-election to the board and faced three challengers. Hilda Ramirez made an unsuccessful bid for a board seat in 2011, while Douglas F. Arbetter and Robert J. Cohane are newcomers.

About the district

See also: Worcester Public Schools, Massachusetts
Worcester Public Schools is located in Worcester County, Massachusetts
Worcester Public Schools is located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. The county seat of Worcester County is Worcester. According to the 2010 US Census, Worcester County is home to 806,163 residents.[7]

Demographics

Worcester County outperformed the rest of Massachusetts in terms of poverty rates but under performed in terms of median rates of average household income and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Worcester County was $65,772 compared to $65,981 for the state of Massachusetts. The poverty rate in Worcester County was 9.9% compared to 10.7% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 33.3% of Worcester County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to 38.7% in Massachusetts.[7]

Racial Demographics, 2012[7]
Race Worcester County (%) Massachusetts (%)
White 88.4 83.7
Black or African American 5.0 7.9
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.5
Asian 4.3 5.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.9 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 9.8 10.1

Party Affiliation, 2012[8]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 145,412 29.28
Republican 63,915 12.87
Green-Rainbow 610 0.12
Unaffiliated 283,943 57.18
Other 2,686 0.54


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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