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Jennifer Pothast

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Jennifer Pothast
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Board member, Sheboygan Board of Education, At-large
Term ends
April 2017
Years in position 7
Elections and appointments
Last electionApril 1, 2014
First electedApril 2008
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionStay-at-home mom
Office website
Jennifer Pothast is an at-large member of the Sheboygan Board of Education in Wisconsin. She was first elected to the board in 2008. Pothast won re-election without opposition during the general election on April 1, 2014.


Pothast is a stay-at-home mom with three kids currently attending district schools.[1]



See also: Sheboygan Area School District elections (2014)


Jennifer Pothast and fellow incumbents Larry Samet and David Gallianetti sought re-election without opposition during the general election on April 1, 2014.


Sheboygan Area School District, At-large General Election, 3-year term, April 1, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Gallianetti Incumbent 32.1% 1,884
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJennifer Pothast Incumbent 31.8% 1,868
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Samet Incumbent 30.5% 1,792
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 5.6% 326
Total Votes 5,870
Source: Sheboygan County Clerk, "Contests By Reporting Unit For County Use," April 1, 2014


As of February 10, 2014, Pothast did not report any campaign contributions or expenditures to the district office. 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.[2]


Pothast did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.

About the district

See also: Sheboygan Area School District, Wisconsin
Sheboygan Area School District is located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Sheboygan Area School District is located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, which is the county seat of Sheboygan County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Sheboygan is home to 48,895 residents.[3] Sheboygan Area School District is the tenth-largest school district in Wisconsin, serving 10,124 students during the 2010-11 school year.[4]


Sheboygan underperformed in comparison to the rest of Wisconsin in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 18.7 percent of Sheboygan residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.4 percent for Wisconsin as a whole. The median household income in Sheboygan was $42,549 compared to $52,627 for the state of Wisconsin. The poverty rate in Sheboygan was 12.9 percent compared to 12.5 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race Sheboygan (%) Wisconsin (%)
White 82.5 86.2
Black or African American 1.8 6.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 1.0
Asian 9.0 2.3
Two or More Races 2.5 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 9.9 5.9

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[5]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 44.5 54.3
2008 48.9 49.5
2004 44.0 55.0
2000 42.6 53.7

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.[6] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

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