|Danbury Board of Education, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 8, 2011|
|Profession||Real estate agent|
Falkenthal served as an electronic technician with the U.S. Navy. He is currently the owner of Falcon Valley Realty. Falkenthal also serves as a board member for the Danbury Library and the Parks and Recreation Commission.
- See also: Danbury Public Schools elections (2013)
Falkenthal lost re-election to the board against seven other candidates on November 5, 2013. He ran as part of a Republican slate including incumbent Eileen Alberts and challengers Charles Alpuche, Michael Ferguson and Ralph Pietrafesa.
|Danbury Public Schools, General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Republican||Eileen Alberts Incumbent||15.8%||6,834|
|Democratic||Kathleen Molinaro Incumbent||12.9%||5,593|
|Republican||Gary Falkenthal Incumbent||11.7%||5,061|
|Democratic||Richard Jannelli Incumbent||11.2%||4,851|
|Source: Connecticut Secretary of State, "Municipal Elections - November 5, 2013," accessed December 17, 2013|
Gary Falkenthal has not reported any contributions or expenditures to the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission.
What was at stake?
Five seats were at stake. Incumbents Eileen Alberts (R), Falkenthal (R), Richard Jannelli (D) and Kathleen Molinaro (R) were on the ballot. Only Falkenthal lost his re-election bid. The Danbury Republican Town Committee endorsed a slate of five candidates in 2013 while the Democratic Town Committee endorsed three candidates.
About the district
- See also: Danbury Public Schools, Connecticut
Danbury underperformed the state average for higher education achievement as measured by the 2010 U.S. Census. The percentage of Danbury residents over 25 years old with Bachelor's degrees (31.0%) fell below the state average (36.2%). The median household income in Danbury was $66,281 while the state median income was $69,519. The U.S. Census also found that the poverty rate in Danbury was 10.1% while the state rate was 10.0%.
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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- Danbury Republican Town Committee, "Elected Officials," accessed October 15, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Danbury," accessed January 14, 2014
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Election Results," accessed October 14, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014