Josie Charnock

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Josie Charnock
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Board member, North Penn School District
Member
Term ends
November 2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWidener University
Personal
ProfessionSr. Marketing Manager
Websites
Campaign website
Josie Charnock holds a seat on the North Penn school board. She won election to the board on November 5, 2013. She was previously a member of the school board from August 2010 through December 2011.

Biography

Charnock has a B.A. in Psychology from Widener University. She is employed as a Sr. Marketing Manager for Express Scripts in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. Charnock lives in the district with her husband, Bryan, and has two children. In 2012, Charnock chaired the Alternative Revenue Committee (ARC), which set out with the goals of initiating alternative revenue options to lessen the tax burden placed on district residents.[1]

Elections

See also: North Penn School District elections (2013)

2013

Opposition

Charnock ran for an at-large seat on the school board on November 5, 2013 against Murali Balaji, Frank O'Donnell, Timothy S. Kerr, Alex Ryabin, Tina Stoll, Paul Edelman, Jr., and Vincent Sherpinsky.[2]

Election results

North Penn School District General Election, At-large, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJosie Charnock 13.5% 7,913
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy S. Kerr Incumbent 13.4% 7,895
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank O'Donnell Incumbent 13.1% 7,665
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVincent Sherpinsky Incumbent 13% 7,626
     Democrat Tina Stoll 12.3% 7,236
     Democrat Paul Edelman, Jr. 12% 7,052
     Democrat Alex Ryabin 11.5% 6,782
     Democrat Murali Balaji 11.1% 6,539
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0% 16
Total Votes 58,724
Source: Montgomery County 2013 General Election Results," accessed December 13, 2013


North Penn School District Democratic Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngTina Stoll 22.6% 1,950
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Edelman, Jr. 20.5% 1,764
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngAlex Ryabin 18.3% 1,581
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngMurali Balaji 18.1% 1,560
     Democrat Frank O'Donnell 5.8% 499
     Democrat Vincent Sherpinsky 4.8% 414
     Democrat Timothy S. Kerr 4.9% 426
     Democrat Josie Charnock 5% 430
Total Votes 8,624
Source: "The Knight Crier," "School Board Primary Election Results," accessed September 19, 2013


North Penn School District Republican Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy S. Kerr 20.1% 2,239
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank O'Donnell 18.4% 2,049
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVincent Sherpinsky 18.3% 2,036
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJosie Charnock 17.7% 1,968
     Republican Tina Stoll 9.2% 1,025
     Republican Paul Edelman, Jr. 6.9% 774
     Republican Alex Ryabin 4.8% 536
     Republican Murali Balaji 4.7% 521
Total Votes 11,148
Source: "The Knight Crier," "School Board Primary Election Results," accessed September 19, 2013


Funding

Charnock reported no contributions or expenditures to the Montgomery County Voter Services department.[3]

Endorsements

Charnock was endorsed by the Lansdale Republican Club.[4]

2011

Charnock lost re-election in 2011.

North Penn School District General Election, 4-year term, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Schilling 10.1% 9,298
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRick Miniscalco 10.1% 9,298
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Hladick 10% 9,197
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn Murphy 10.2% 9,384
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngSuzan Leonard 10.2% 9,322
     Republican Donald Hill 10% 9,168
     Republican Josie Charnock 10% 9,170
     Democrat Paul Edelman, Jr. 9.8% 8,998
     Democrat Alex Ryabin 9.7% 8,860
     Democrat Martina Stoll 9.9% 9,051
Total Votes 91,746
Source: "The Knight Crier," "Election Results are In," accessed September 20, 2013


Campaign themes

Charnock identified the following campaign themes for 2013:[5]

Top priorities

" As a former School Board member, I served on the Education, Community Relations, and Policy committee, which is the board’s subcommittee overseeing all curriculum and educational initiatives. I also chaired the Special Education committee for the board. North Penn’s current special education population accounts for around 17% of our students. Both of these opportunities helped me build a greater understanding of how to make things better, raise the level of accountability, and increase our overall effectiveness.

If elected, my goals will be to:

  • Raising the bar for all students so they reach their true potential
  • Deliver the tools and resources necessary to allow all students to achieve success in whatever they choose to do
  • Spend taxpayers’ money wisely at all times, and especially in these tough economic times.

I believe the best way to accomplish these goals is to work collaboratively with the North Penn’s administration and staff to build on the progress and gains we have already made. Using the best practices from schools across the U.S. and bringing those best practices to North Penn will help make us more efficient and effective.

I will balance common sense with the needs of all our stakeholders while striving to achieve the best results possible. I truly believe, that if everyone works together, we can meet any challenge the future brings.. "


Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.


What was at stake?

Four seats on the North Penn School District school board were at stake, including president Vincent Sherpinsky's seat and vice president Timothy Kerr's seat. Incumbents Timothy S. Kerr, Vincent Sherpinsky, and Frank O'Donnell ran for re-election. The new board will also continue to address the ongoing charter school debate.

About the district

See also: North Penn School District, Pennsylvania
North Penn School District services areas in Montgomery County
North Penn School District serves the municipalities of North Wales Borough, Lansdale Borough, Hatfield Borough, Upper Gwynedd Township, Towamencin Township, Montgomery Township, and Hatfield Township in Montgomery County. Montgomery County has a population of 808,460.[6]

Demographics

The county outperforms the state averages in education and median household income. According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents with a high school degree (92.9%) is higher than the state of Pennsylvania (87.9%) and the percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher is also higher in Montgomery County (44.4%) compared to the state overall (26.7%). The median household income in Montgomery County is $78,446 compared to Pennsylvania's statewide median of $51,651.[6]

Racial Demographics, 2012[6]
Race Montgomery County (%) Pennsylvania (%)
White 81.9 83.5
Black or African American 9.1 11.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.3
Asian 6.9 2.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.8 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 4.5 6.1

Presidential Voting Pattern[7]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 56.6 42.3
2008 60.0 39.0
2004 55.6 44.0
2000 53.4 43.8


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.[8]

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