Donna M. Colorio
|Donna M. Colorio|
|Board Member, Worcester School Committee, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November, 2011|
|High school||Notre Dame Academy|
|Bachelor's||University of Massachusetts, Amherst|
|Master's||Anna Maria College|
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. 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. 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.
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.
|Worcester Public Schools, At-large General Election, 2-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Brian A. O'Connell Incumbent||15.3%||8,146|
|Nonpartisan||John L. Foley Incumbent||13.9%||7,385|
|Nonpartisan||John F. Monfredo Incumbent||12.2%||6,465|
|Nonpartisan||Dianna Biancheria Incumbent||11.9%||6,305|
|Nonpartisan||Tracy A. O'Connell Novick Incumbent||11.8%||6,247|
|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|
|Source: Worcester, Massachusetts, "Election Summary, Municipal Election," accessed December 18, 2013|
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.
|Worcester Public Schools, At-large General Election, 2-year term, 2011|
|Nonpartisan||Brian A. O'Connell Incumbent||13.3%||9,074|
|Nonpartisan||John L. Foley Incumbent||13.3%||9,065|
|Nonpartisan||Dianna L. Biancheria Incumbent||12.1%||8,258|
|Nonpartisan||John F. Monfredo Incumbent||11.1%||7,565|
|Nonpartisan||Tracy A. O'Connell Novick Incumbent||10.3%||6,974|
|Nonpartisan||Donna M. Colorio||10%||6,768|
|Nonpartisan||Mary J. Mullaney Incumbent||9.9%||6,735|
|Nonpartisan||Todd Mark Salmonsen||6.2%||4,220|
|Nonpartisan||John A. Trobaugh||5.1%||3,486|
|Source: Worcester, Massachusetts, "Election Summary, Municipal Election," accessed September 25, 2013|
Colorio's campaign website listed the following campaign themes for 2013:
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 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.
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.
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- Facebook, "About," accessed September 26, 2013
- Donna Colorio - School Committee, "About Donna Colorio," accessed September 26, 2013
- Worcester, Massachusetts, "Campaign Finance Filings," accessed December 23, 2013
- Worcester Telegram & Gazette, "Endorsements for Worcester School Committee," November 3, 2013
- Worcester Magazine, "Endorsements in the City Council and School Committee 2013 elections," October 31, 2013
- Donna Colorio - School Committee, "Home," accessed September 26, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Worcester County, Massachusetts," accessed September 25, 2013
- Massachusetts Secretary of State, “Enrollment Breakdown as of 2/15/2012,” accessed September 25, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014