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|Board member, Sheboygan Board of Education, At-large|
|Years in position||7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||April 1, 2014|
|First elected||April 2008|
Pothast is a stay-at-home mom with three kids currently attending district schools.
|Sheboygan Area School District, At-large General Election, 3-year term, April 1, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||David Gallianetti Incumbent||32.1%||1,884|
|Nonpartisan||Jennifer Pothast Incumbent||31.8%||1,868|
|Nonpartisan||Larry Samet Incumbent||30.5%||1,792|
|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.
Pothast did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.
About the districtSheboygan County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Sheboygan is home to 48,895 residents. Sheboygan Area School District is the tenth-largest school district in Wisconsin, serving 10,124 students during the 2010-11 school year.
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.
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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- Dan Benson, Sheboygan Press, "Familiar faces vie for Sheboygan School Board seats," March 25, 2011
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Campaign Finance Overview: Local Candidates," May 2010
- United States Census Bureau, "Sheboygan, Wisconsin," accessed February 7, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed January 27, 2014
- Government Accountability Board, "Wisconsin Election Results," accessed January 28, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Sheboygan Area School District Elections|
|Election date:||April 1, 2014|
|Candidates:||At-large: • David Gallianetti • Jennifer Pothast • Larry Samet|
|Important information:||Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|