|Board Member, Brockton School Committee, Ward 5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Bachelor's||University of Massachusetts at Boston|
Gwendolyn Nauls resides in Brockton, Massachusetts. Nauls earned her B.S. in Human Resources from the University of Massachusetts at Boston before graduating with an M.Ed. from Cambridge College with a Guidance Counselor concentration. She began her career as a program manager for TERI Inc. before joining Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School as a guidance counselor.
- See also: Brockton Public Schools elections (2013)
Gwendolyn Nauls lost to fellow newcomer Judy A. Sullivan in her attempt to win the Ward 5 seat in the general election on November 5, 2013.
|Brockton Public Schools, Ward 5 General Election, 2-year term, 2013|
|Source: Brockton, Massachusetts, "Mayor - City Election - November 5, 2013," accessed December 18, 2013|
Gwendolyn Nauls began the race with an existing account balance of $726.67 from her previous campaign. She reported $750.00 in contributions and $719.20 in expenditures to the Brockton Elections Commission, which left her campaign with $757.47 on hand.
Gwendolyn Nauls did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.
|Brockton Public Schools, Ward 7 General Election, 2-year term, 2009|
|Source: Kyle Alspach, Wicked Local - Brockton, "New faces elected to Brockton School Committee," November 4, 2009|
Nauls' campaign website listed the following campaign themes for 2013:
"My campaign is all about highlighting the connection between students, home, and the school. When these elements are working together we'll see better results."
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
All seven seats on the School Committee were up for re-election in 2013. Wards 3, 5 and 7 incumbents Anthony Donegan, William Carpenter and Timothy J. Sullivan did not file for re-election. Wards 1, 4 and 6 incumbents Thomas J. Minichiello, Jr., Patricia A. Joyce and Michael P. Healy ran unopposed to retain their seats. Andrew Robinson was the only incumbent who faced a challenger, Krystel Love. If Robinson had not managed to retain his seat, a majority of the board would have been fresh faces following this election.
About the district
- See also: Brockton Public Schools, Massachusetts
Plymouth County outperformed the rest of Massachusetts in terms of its median rates of average household income and poverty but under performed with regard to higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Plymouth County was $74,698 compared to $65,981 for the state of Massachusetts. The poverty rate in Plymouth County was 7.2% compared to 10.7% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 32.9% of Plymouth County residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 38.7% in Massachusetts.
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- LinkedIn, "Gwen Nauls," accessed September 19, 2013
- Brockton, Massachusetts, "Current 2013 Candidate Financials," accessed December 23, 2013
- Facebook, "Gwen Nauls for Ward 5 School Committee," accessed September 19, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Plymouth County, Massachusetts," accessed August 2, 2013
- Massachusetts Secretary of State, “Enrollment Breakdown as of 2/15/2012,” accessed August 2, 2013