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John McMullan
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Board member, Upper Darby School Board
Former candidate
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTemple University
Master'sTemple University
Personal
ProfessionPublic official
John McMullan was a Republican candidate for an at-large seat on the Upper Darby School Board in Pennsylvania. He lost his election bid during the general election on November 5, 2013.

Biography

McMullan earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Temple University. He currently works as the Assistant Director of Community Development for Upper Darby Township.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Upper Darby School District elections (2013)

Opposition

McMullan lost election against seven other opponents during the general election on November 5, 2013.

Election results

General election
Upper Darby School District, At-large, Four-year term, November 5, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMaureen E. Carey Incumbent 13.4% 6,935
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRachel Mitchell 13.2% 6,871
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEarl Toole Incumbent 12.7% 6,574
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngManjit Singh 12.7% 6,567
     Democratic Stacey Hawley 12.5% 6,495
     Democratic Phyllis Fields 12.2% 6,322
     Republican John McMullan 11.7% 6,055
     Republican Rose G. Conley 11.7% 6,051
Total Votes 51,870
Source: Delaware County Election Bureau, "Municipal Election 2013 Results," accessed January 30, 2014
Primary
Upper Darby School District, Republican primary, Four-year term, May 21, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMaureen E. Carey Incumbent 21.5% 2,455
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEarl Toole Incumbent 20.3% 2,309
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRose G. Conley 19.3% 2,205
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn McMullan 16.2% 1,851
     Republican Rachel Mitchell 9.1% 1,042
     Republican Stacey Hawley 7.6% 868
     Republican Phyllis Fields 3.8% 436
     Republican Tyra Virden 2% 227
     Republican Write-in votes 0% 3
Total Votes 11,396
Source: Delaware County Election Bureau, "Municipal Primary 2013," accessed January 30, 2014


Upper Darby School District, Democratic primary, Four-year term, May 21, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRachel Mitchell 18.9% 1,234
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngStacey Hawley 18.8% 1,230
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngManjit Singh 18.8% 1,228
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPhyllis Fields 14.1% 923
     Democratic Rose G. Conley 8.1% 529
     Democratic Maureen E. Carey Incumbent 7.2% 471
     Democratic John McMullan 5.2% 339
     Democratic Earl Toole Incumbent 4.8% 316
     Democratic Tyra Virden 4.1% 270
     Democratic Write-in votes 0.1% 6
Total Votes 6,546
Source: Delaware County Election Bureau, "Municipal Primary 2013," accessed January 30, 2014

Funding

McMullan reported no campaign contributions or expenditures to the Pennsylvania Secretary of State.[2]

Endorsements

McMullan received no published endorsements during this election.

Campaign themes

2013

McMullan discussed his campaign themes in an interview with the Upper Darby Parent Coalition:[1]

  • Severe financial pressures facing the district – None is more difficult than the weight of unfunded mandates from the state and federal government. The state and federal governments make promises and our school board is expected to ask the local taxpayers to pay for them. A primary example of this is Charter Schools which take money directly from our schools and reallocates the funds to private concerns. At a minimum, Charter Schools should be required to compete on the same playing fields as public schools, and in no case should public tax money be taken away from the public school system.
  • Improve Student Achievement – Although an increasing number of the district students excel (as evidenced by the constant number of students mastering Advanced Placement classes), there remains an achievement gap that may be attributed to the district’s ever changing demographics. Teachers need to be afforded adequate time and resources to collaborate across all content areas and grade levels to review student’s work and analyze achievement data so that students can reach individual and district wide goals.
  • School Safety – In light of recent national events, now more than ever, it is of the utmost importance for the district, parents and community to ensure that all children are provided a safe learning environment. I will continue to support the efforts of the district’s Safety Department and their collaboration with local law enforcement agencies.

What was at stake?

The board welcomed two new members after the November 5 general election. Vince Gordon did not file for re-election in 2013 while fellow incumbent Rose G. Conley was defeated in the election. Democrats Rachel Mitchell and Manjit Singh joined the board, replacing Republican members Gordon and Conley.[3]

About the district

See also: Upper Darby School District, Pennsylvania
Upper Darby School District is located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Upper Darby School District serves K-12 students in Upper Darby, a township in eastern Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The population of Delaware County was 558,972 according to the 2010 U.S. Census[4]

Demographics

Delaware County outperformed the rest of the state in terms of educational achievement based on the 2010 U.S. Census. The percentage of residents over 25 years old with a Bachelor's degree (34.9%) was higher than the state of Pennsylvania (27.0%). The median household income in Delaware County was $64,242 compared to the state median income of $52,267. Delaware County had a poverty rate of 9.8% while the state of Pennsylvania had a poverty rate of 13.1%.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2010[4]
Race Delaware County (%) Pennsylvania (%)
White 72.3 83.5
Black or African American 20.6 11.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.3
Asian 5.1 3.0
Two or More Races 1.8 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 3.2 6.1

Party affiliation, 2014
Party Registered voters  % of Total
Democratic 170,576 44.1
Republican 169,571 43.8
No affiliation 22,600 5.8
Libertarian 1,558 0.4

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.[5]

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