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|Board member, Racine Board of Education, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||April 1, 2014|
|Profession||Clinical application coordinator|
Pinager earned a B.A. in Business Management and Computer Science from Alverno College in 1998. She has worked with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs since 1980 and currently works as a clinical application coordinator.
Jacqueline Pinager ran against six other candidates for four available seats in the general election on April 1, 2014.
|Racine Unified School District, At-large General Election, 3-year term, April 1, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Melvin Hargrove Incumbent||18.7%||4,320|
|Nonpartisan||Dennis Wiser Incumbent||17.3%||3,985|
|Nonpartisan||Pamala Handrow Incumbent||17.1%||3,947|
|Nonpartisan||Wally Rendón Incumbent||14.5%||3,351|
|Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin April 2014 election results," April 1, 2014 These results are unofficial.|
Pinager was exempted from filing a pre-election campaign finance report to the school district clerk by the March 24 deadline. State law allows candidates to claim exempt status from campaign finance reporting if contributions and expenditures do not exceed $1,000 during a calendar year.
Pinager did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.
Pinager explained her campaign themes for 2014 in an interview with The Journal Times:
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What makes you most qualified for a board seat?
Interested in education rules and regulations.
I can get a better understanding that I could help educate others in the community on how important it is for them to be involved in the school system and giving back some volunteer time.
Are you familiar with the Common Core State Standards, and do you support or oppose them?
Not familiar with standards.
Do you favor fixing school building components like boilers when they break down or, proactively, when they outlive their life expectancies?
I support being proactive. … There is a saying: ‘If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.’ But when it comes to housing or buildings where children are going to be getting their education I think you want to take care of that type of maintenance.
If I were to have to think of how we would pay for it, I think I would basically try to go out to the public and get some of their feedback on how we can get money.
—The Journal Times (2014), 
What was at stake?
Incumbents Pamala Handrow, Melvin Hargrove, Wally Rendón and Dennis Wiser won re-election against Jacqueline Pinager and Henry Perez. Rendón was appointed in September 2013 to replace Gretchen Warner. State law required Rendón to seek election since Warner resigned prior to her last year in office. Hargrove, Handrow and Wiser won full terms while Rendón earned a one-year unexpired term by placing fourth. The leadership of the board was at stake on April 1 as Wiser serves as the board president, Hargrove serves as vice president and Handrow serves as the clerk. Thomas Fineran withdrew from the race on March 24 but his name still appeared on the ballot.
About the districtRacine County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Racine is home to 78,303 residents. Racine Unified School District is the fourth-largest school district in Wisconsin, serving 21,100 students during the 2010-11 school year.
Racine underperformed in comparison to the rest of Wisconsin in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 16.6% of Racine residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 26.4% for Wisconsin as a whole. The median household income in Racine was $38,789 compared to $52,627 for the state of Wisconsin. The poverty rate in Racine was 21.5% compared to 12.5% for the entire state.
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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
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- LinkedIn, "Jacqueline Pinager," accessed February 6, 2014
- Information submitted to Ballotpedia through e-mail from Patricia Meyer on March 25, 2014.
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Campaign Finance Overview: Local Candidates," May 2010
- Journal Times, "Racine School Board candidates on the issues," March 18, 2014
- Journal Times, "Four Unified board seats — not three — up for election," January 7, 2014
- The Journal Times, "Fineran drops out of Unified board race," March 26, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Racine, Wisconsin," accessed February 5, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed January 27, 2014
- Racine County Clerk, "Past elections," accessed February 5, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Racine Unified School District Elections|
|Election date:||April 1, 2014|
|Candidates:||At-large: • Thomas Fineran • Pamala Handrow • Melvin Hargrove • Henry Perez • Jacqueline Pinager • Wally Rendón • Dennis Wiser|
|Important information:||Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|