Donna M. Coppola
|Donna M. Coppola|
|Board Member, Lynn School Committee, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November, 1999|
|Next general||November, 2015|
|Associate's||Nashua Community College|
|Bachelor's||University of Massachusetts, Boston|
Donna Coppola resides in Lynn, Massachusetts. Coppola earned an Associate's degree from Nashua Community College before graduating with a Bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She spent the first 23 years of her career employed by NET&T and AT&T. Coppola currently serves as a case manager for JOI Childcare Center's teen parent program and as a regional advisor for the Massachusetts Parent Teacher Association.
- See also: Lynn Public Schools elections (2013)
|Lynn Public Schools, At-large General Election, 2-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Donna M. Coppola Incumbent||15.4%||7,314|
|Nonpartisan||Patricia M. Capano Incumbent||13.7%||6,481|
|Nonpartisan||Charlie N. Gallo Incumbent||13.7%||6,478|
|Nonpartisan||Richard B. Starbard Incumbent||13.3%||6,306|
|Nonpartisan||John E. Ford, Jr. Incumbent||12.8%||6,090|
|Nonpartisan||Maria O. Carrasco Incumbent||11.7%||5,554|
|Nonpartisan||Melissa L. Romaniello||4.2%||2,008|
|Nonpartisan||Stanley H. Wotring, Jr.||3.6%||1,695|
|Source: City of Lynn, "Election Summary Report: Municipal Election - November 5, 2013, Lynn, MA," accessed December 18, 2013|
|Lynn Public Schools, At-large Primary Election, 2-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Donna M. Coppola Incumbent||14.6%||3,546|
|Nonpartisan||John E. Ford, Jr. Incumbent||13.9%||3,365|
|Nonpartisan||Charlie N. Gallo Incumbent||13.8%||3,343|
|Nonpartisan||Patricia M. Capano Incumbent||13.4%||3,245|
|Nonpartisan||Richard B. Starbard Incumbent||13.2%||3,210|
|Nonpartisan||Maria O. Carrasco Incumbent||12.5%||3,031|
|Nonpartisan||Melissa L. Romaniello||4%||959|
|Nonpartisan||Stanley H. Wotring, Jr.||3.2%||780|
|Source: City of Lynn, "Election Summary Report: Primary Election - September 17, 2013," accessed September 20, 2013|
Donna Coppola began the race with an existing account balance of $1,857.57 from her previous campaigns. She reported $2,220.00 in contributions and $1,975.90 in expenditures to the Lynn Elections Office, which left her campaign with $2,101.67 on hand.
Donna Coppola did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.
|Lynn Public Schools, At-large General Election, 2-year term, 2011|
|Nonpartisan||Richard B. Starbard Incumbent||14.1%||4,770|
|Nonpartisan||Charlie N. Gallo||13.8%||4,666|
|Nonpartisan||Patricia M. Capano Incumbent||12.8%||4,339|
|Nonpartisan||John E. Ford, Jr. Incumbent||12.4%||4,199|
|Nonpartisan||Donna M. Coppola Incumbent||12.1%||4,100|
|Nonpartisan||Maria O. Carrasco Incumbent||11.8%||3,971|
|Nonpartisan||Vincent J. Spirito Incumbent||11.4%||3,851|
|Nonpartisan||Dolores J. DiFillipo||11.3%||3,810|
|Source: City of Lynn, "Election Summary Report: Municipal Election - November 8, 2011," accessed September 20, 2013|
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 won, defeating the three challengers: Lorraine Gately, Melissa L. Romaniello and Stanley H. Wotring, Jr. In the September 17 primary, all of the top six vote recipients were incumbents.
About the district
- See also: Lynn Public Schools, Massachusetts
Essex County outperformed the rest of Massachusetts in terms of its poverty rate but under performed with regard to median rates of average household income and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Essex County was $65,785 compared to $65,981 for the state of Massachusetts. The poverty rate in Essex County was 10.6% compared to 10.7% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 36.4% of Essex 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.
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- YouTube, "Donna Coppola's Introduction & Concluding statement (Lynn School Committee Debate)," October 20, 2011
- Massachusetts Education Reform Review Commission, "Donna Coppola," accessed September 23, 2013
- City of Lynn, "Campaign Finance Report Archive | 2013 - 2010," accessed December 20, 2013
- City of Lynn, "Election Summary Report: Primary Election - September 17, 2013," accessed September 20, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Essex County, Massachusetts," accessed August 7, 2013
- Massachusetts Secretary of State, “Enrollment Breakdown as of 2/15/2012,” accessed August 7, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014