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|Former candidate for|
|Board member, Traverse City Board of Education, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
John Scrudato was a candidate for an at-large seat on the nonpartisan Traverse City Board of Education in Michigan. The seat was up for general election on November 4, 2014. John Scrudato lost the general election on November 4, 2014.
Scrudato was also a Democratic candidate for District 104 in the Michigan House of Representatives in the state legislative elections on November 2, 2010. He lost in the general election to Republican incumbent Wayne Schmidt.
The election in Traverse City featured five at-large seats up for general election on November 4, 2014. Incumbents Erik J. Falconer, Scott C. Hardy and Todd M. Sanders ran against challengers Kelly J. Clark, Thomas A. Grigal, Sue Kelly, Letha Polk, John Scrudato and Christine Stalsonburg for the four seats with full four-year terms. Fellow board member Doris Ellery ran unopposed and won a seat with an unexpired two-year term. Board President Kelly M. Hall did not file for re-election.
Incumbents Erik J. Falconer and Scott C. Hardy and challengers Kelly J. Clark and Sue Kelly defeated the five other candidates to win the four seats with full four-year terms.
|Traverse City Area Public Schools, At-Large General Election, 4-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Kelly J. Clark||15.4%||9,644|
|Nonpartisan||Scott C. Hardy Incumbent||14.6%||9,109|
|Nonpartisan||Erik J. Falconer Incumbent||13.4%||8,351|
|Nonpartisan||Todd M. Sanders Incumbent||9.6%||6,009|
|Nonpartisan||Thomas A. Grigal||6.4%||4,025|
|Source: Grand Traverse County - County Clerk, "Election Summary Report," accessed November 4, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.|
The Grand Traverse County - County Clerk does not publish and freely disclose school board candidate campaign finance reports.
Scrudato received an endorsement from The Record-Eagle.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 104 General election (2010)|
|Wayne Schmidt (R)||23,460|
|John Scrudato (D)||10,950|
|Megan Crandall (I)||4,391|
About the district
Traverse City Area Public Schools is located in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. The county seat is Traverse City. Grand Traverse County is home to 89,987 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau. In the 2011-2012 school year, Traverse City Area Public Schools was the 23rd-largest school district in Michigan and served 9,793 students.
Grand Traverse County overperformed compared to the rest of Michigan in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 29.6 percent of Grand Traverse County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 25.5 percent for Michigan as a whole. The median household income for Grand Traverse County was $59,063 compared to $51,641 for the state of Michigan. The percentage of people below poverty level for Grand Traverse County was 11.2 percent while it was 16.3 percent for the state of Michigan.
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.
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- The Record-Eagle, "TC voters face crucial school board choices," October 24, 2014
- Secretary of State - Department of State, "Election Results - General Election - November 2, 2010," March 2, 2011
- United States Census Bureau, "Grand Traverse County, Michigan," accessed July 24, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 22, 2014
- Secretary of State - Department of State, "Previous Election Information," accessed August 1, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Traverse City Area Public Schools Elections|
|Grand Traverse County, Michigan|
|Election date:||November 4, 2014|
|Candidates:||At-large (4-year term): • Incumbent, Erik J. Falconer • Incumbent, Scott C. Hardy • Incumbent, Todd M. Sanders • Kelly J. Clark • Thomas A. Grigal • Sue Kelly • Letha Polk • John Scrudato • Christine Stalsonburg|
At-large (2-year term): • Incumbent, Doris Ellery
|Important information:||Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|