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|Hartford Board of Education, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Profession||Customer service representative|
Joe Gonzalez was a candidate for an at-large seat on the Hartford Board of Education. He lost in an election against four other candidates on November 5, 2013.
Gonzalez currently works as a customer service representative. He has a daughter who currently attends district schools.
- See also: Hartford Public Schools elections (2013)
Gonzalez was defeated by four other candidates for four at-large seats on November 5, 2013.
|Hartford Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Working Families||Robert Cotto, Jr. Incumbent||18.8%||1,135|
|Source: City of Hartford, "City of Hartford Municipal Election," accessed December 16, 2013|
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Joe Gonzalez reported no contributions or expenditures to the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission.
What was at stake?
Incumbents Elizabeth Brad Noel, Lori Hudson and Luis Rodriguez-Davila did not file for re-election in 2013. The Hartford Democratic Town Committee endorsed a slate of newcomers including Michael Brescia, Beth Parker and Craig Stallings. The Connecticut Working Families Party endorsed incumbent Robert Cotto, Jr. for re-election. Joe Gonzalez ran as a write-in candidate after failing to earn the endorsement of the Democratic Town Committee. The biggest decision facing the board beyond November 2013 is the selection of a new superintendent.
About the district
- See also: Hartford Public Schools, Connecticut
Hartford lags behind the rest of Connecticut based on median income, poverty levels and higher education achievement. The 2010 U.S. Census found the median income in Hartford was $29,107 while the state median income was $69,243. The city's poverty rate was 32.9% compared to the state's 9.5% poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (14.3%) was lower than the state average (35.7%).
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.
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- The Courant, "Five Candidates Vying For Four Seats On Hartford School Board," November 1, 2013
- The Courant, "Hartford Voters To Decide On Charter Revision, School Board Race," November 5, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Hartford," accessed October 24, 2013
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Election Results," accessed October 10, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014