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Joe Gattozzi

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Joe Gattozzi
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Candidate, Tuscaloosa City
School Board, District 5
Elections and appointments
Next generalAugust 27, 2013
Term limitsN/A
High schoolTuscaloosa High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alabama
ProfessionProperty Appraiser, Gattozzi Valuations, Inc.
Campaign website
Joe Gattozzi was a candidate who ran for District 5 of the Tuscaloosa City Schools Board of Education. He was defeated by incumbent Harry Lee on August 27, 2013. His campaign supported open and responsive communication with the public.


Gattozzi earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama. Gattozzi is a property appraiser and owner of Gattozzi Valuations, Inc.. Gatozzi is the son of teachers and has two daughters in Tuscaloosa City Schools. He is married to his wife Ashley Blackwood. Joe serves as a deacon at the First Presbyterian Church and is a board member of the Jemeson Foundation.[1]



Tuscaloosa Board of Education District 5, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngHarry Lee Incumbent 63.5% 528
     Nonpartisan Joe Gattozzi 36.5% 304
Total Votes 832
Source: Fox 6 News These results are unofficial.


Gattozzi has received $15,200 in donations from the Educate Tuscaloosa PAC according to finance records filed on August 9, 2013.[2]

About the District


Map of Alabama highlighting Tuscaloosa County and Tuscaloosa.png
Tuscaloosa City School district is located in Tuscaloosa County. Tuscaloosa is located northwest of the state capital, Montgomery. According to the 2010 Census, Tuscaloosa is home to 90,898 residents.[3]


Tuscaloosa underperforms the rest of Alabama based on median household income and persons below the poverty level, but outperforms the state of Alabama in high school graduation rates. The median household income for Tuscaloosa is $34,359 when compared to $42,934 for the state of Alabama. The percentage of people below poverty level for Tuscaloosa is 29.6% while it is 17.3% for the state of Alabama. 85.3% of persons over the age of 25 have a high school degree, while 81.9% of Alabama residents have a high school degree. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 32.7% of Tuscaloosa residents aged 25 or older have a bachelor's degree, while the same rate is 22% for the state of Alabama.

2010 Census Data for Birmingham, Alabama[4]
Race Tuscaloosa State of Alabama
White 53.8% 68.5%
Black or African American 41.5% 26.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2% 0.6%
Asian 1.8% 1.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Z 0.1%
Two or more race 1.1% 1.5%
Hispanic or Latino 3.0% 3.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino 52.6% 67%

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