|Fairfield Board of Education, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
Llewellyn earned a B.A. in Economics from Boston College and a M.B.A. from Duke University. He worked for 20 years as a corporate restructuring specialist including stints with Ernst & Young and Deloitte. Llewellyn currently works as an independent restructuring specialist. He has served as a volunteer with the Roger Ludlowe Middle School Drama Club and coach for Fairfield Youth Lacrosse. Llewellyn and his wife, Dawn, have three children who have attended district schools.
Llewellyn sought election as a Republican against four other candidates for four seats on the board.
|Fairfield Public Schools, General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Source: Connecticut Secretary of State, "Municipal Elections - November 5, 2013," accessed December 17, 2013|
John Llewellyn did not report any contributions or expenditures to the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission.
Responses to Fairfield Taxpayers Forum
Llewellyn explained her top three priorities as a Board of Education candidate during the 2013 Candidate Forum hosted by Fairfield Taxpayers:
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
Incumbent Democrats Sue Brand and Perry Liu and Republicans Pamela Iacono and Tim Kery did not seek re-election to the board. The Fairfield Democratic Town Committee endorsed newcomers Donna Karnal, Kenneth Lee and Marc Patton in July 2013. Lee was the only candidate not elected to the board. Newcomers Eileen Liu-McCormack and John Llewellyn were endorsed by the Fairfield Republican Town Committee with Iacono placing third in a July caucus.
About the district
- See also: Fairfield Public Schools, Connecticut
Fairfield outperformed state rates for poverty, median income and higher education achievement in 2011. The city had a poverty rate of 3.3% in the CERC Report while the state rate was 9.2%. The 2012 CERC Report calculated Fairfield's median income at $114,709 while the state median income was $82,711. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (59%) is above the state average (36%).
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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- Campaign website
- Fairfield Republican Town Committee (dead link)
- Fairfield Taxpayer 2013 Election Forum profile
- Vote both Llewellyn and Liu-McCormack for Fairfield BOE, July 23rd, "John Llewellyn for BOE," accessed October 9, 2013
- Fairfield Taxpayer, "John S. Llewellyn's Responses," accessed October 9, 2013
- Fairfield Democratic Town Committee, "Board of Education," accessed October 9, 2013
- Connecticut Post, "Iacono, Bellitto denied nod for re-election," July 24, 2013
- Connecticut Economic Resource Center, "CERC Town Profile 2012," accessed October 9, 2013
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Election Results," accessed October 9, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014