Jean Pretto

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Jean Pretto
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Board member, Mehlville Board of Education, At-large
Incumbent
Term ends
2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionApril 8, 2014
First electedApril 8, 2014
Next general2017
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWebster University
Master'sUniversity of Phoenix
Personal
ProfessionRetired
Websites
Campaign website
Jean Pretto is an at-large incumbent on the Mehlville school board in Missouri. She won in the general election against fellow challengers Randy Howard, Venki Palamand, Samantha Stormer and incumbent Rich Franz on April 8, 2014.

Biography

Pretto has her bachelor's degree from Webster University and her master's degree from the University of Phoenix. Her various career endeavors include being a substitute teacher in the Mehlville School District, spending 27 years in the automobile industry and teaching music. She and her husband, Joe, have two daughters.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Mehlville School District elections (2014)

Opposition

Jean Pretto was opposed by challengers Randy Howard, Venki Palamand, Samantha Stormer and incumbent Rich Franz for the three at-large seats on April 8, 2014.

Results

Mehlville School District, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngVenki Palamand 26% 4,701
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSamantha Stormer 24.8% 4,472
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJean Pretto 22.9% 4,141
     Nonpartisan Rich Franz Incumbent 14.2% 2,564
     Nonpartisan Randy Howard 11.9% 2,141
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.2% 44
Total Votes 18,063
Source: St. Louis County, Missouri, "General Municipal Election Official Results," accessed June 20, 2014

Funding

Pretto received $1,035.10 in campaign contributions and spent $501.34, leaving her with $533.76 on hand.[2]

Endorsements

Pretto was endorsed by both the Mehlville Community Taxpayers for Mehlville and the Missouri National Education Association.[3][4]

What was at stake?

Three seats on the Mehlville school board were up for general election on April 8, 2014. Newcomers Venki Palamand, Jean Pretto and Samantha Stormer defeated the incumbent Rich Franz, as well as fellow challenger Randy Howard. Incumbents Mark Stoner and Elaine Powers had decided not to seek another term.

Issues in the district

Merit pay

In January 2014, it was announced that the Mehlville School Board was considering giving raises to teachers that met certain standards set by the Missouri School Improvement Program. Board member Elaine Powers stated that specific details had not been sorted out yet, but that it was being given serious consideration.[5]

About the district

Mehlville School District is located in St. Louis County, Missouri
Mehlville School District is located in St. Louis County, Missouri. The county seat of St. Louis County is Clayton. The county's population was 221,939 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[6]

Demographics

St. Louis County outperforms the rest of Missouri in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 39.8% of St. Louis County residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 25.8% rate for the state of Missouri. St. Louis County had a median income of $58,485 in 2010 compared to $47,333 for Missouri. The poverty rate for St. Louis County was 8.3% in 2010 compared to a 10.5% rate for the rest of the state.[6]

Racial Demographics, 2010[6]
Race St. Louis County (%) Missouri (%)
White 70.5 82.8
Black or African American 23.6 11.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.5
Asian 3.8 1.6
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.8 2.1
Hispanic or Latino 2.7 3.5

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.[7]

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