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Karin Rajnicek

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Karin Rajnicek
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Board member, Waukesha School Board, At-large
Incumbent
Term ends
April 2017
Years in position 3
Elections and appointments
Last electionApril 1, 2014
First electedApril 5, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionBusiness owner
Websites
Office website
Karin Rajnicek is an at-large member of the Waukesha School Board in Wisconsin. She was first elected to the board in 2011. Rajnicek won re-election without opposition in the general election on April 1, 2014.

Biography

Rajnicek owns a small business in Waukesha. She has three children currently attending district schools.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Waukesha School District elections (2014)

Opposition

Karin Rajnicek and fellow incumbents Joseph Como, Jr. and Barbara Brzenk sought re-election without opposition during the general election on April 1, 2014.

Results

Rajnicek won by default due to the lack of opposition by the January 7 deadline.

Funding

As of February 10, 2014, Rajnicek did not report any campaign contributions or expenditures to the district office. State law allows candidates to claim exempt status from campaign finance reporting if contributions and expenditures do not exceed $1,000 during a calendar year.[2]

Endorsements

Rajnicek did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.

2011

Waukesha School District, At-large General Election, 3-year term, April 5, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Brzenk Incumbent 25.1% 10,395
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKarin Rajnicek Incumbent 25% 10,382
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Como, Jr. 24.8% 10,284
     Nonpartisan Kurt O'Bryan Incumbent 24.4% 10,104
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.7% 282
Total Votes 41,447
Source: Karin 4 Kids, "Election Results," accessed February 10, 2014

Campaign themes

2011

Rajnicek's website listed themes for her 2011 campaign:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

I bring a NEW VOICE for Waukesha EDUCATION
Education is first, last and will always be about the children. I have separated myself from the teachers unions. My response to deny endorsement, " The relationships between our board members and your union have gone too far to try to place divisions in what seems to be so simple- the best possible education for our children with honest praises and salaries to our teachers for what they do for our community backed behind a board of education who operates honestly on behalf of the taxpayers and parents who fund this process. PLEASE DO NOT ENDORSE ME UNDER YOUR UNION! "

I am COMMITTED to living RESPONSIBLY within our BUDGET
Wasteful spending in our communities and especially our schools is infuriating. This needs to stop! People can spend money easily when it is not their own. As the mother of 3 children in our public schools living on one middle class income, I have learned how to provide the best for my family at the best price. Being a fiscal conservative, I bring a fresh perspective to address our education budget as If it were my own. I am committed to making right choices by being fiscally responsible with the resources we have.

I will help restore FAITH & CONFIDENCE in our COMMUNITY
Our fading winter paints the picture of our status quo school board of Waukesha. I am the only new person running for school board. It's time for spring. A new voice, passionate and dedicated to do what is right and ready to take action on what is not. Citizens of Waukesha, I would be honored to serve you on this school board. Your one vote can change this. Your voice matters and YOU have a choice Tuesday, April 5th JUST VOTE FOR 1 - Rajnicek. Together- we can all be heard!


—Karin Rajnicek's campaign website, (2011), [3]

About the district

See also: Waukesha School District, Wisconsin
Waukesha School District is located in Waukesha, Wisconsin
Waukesha School District is located in Waukesha, Wisconsin, which is the county seat of Waukesha County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Waukesha is home to 70,920 residents.[4] Waukesha School District is the seventh-largest school district in Wisconsin, serving 13,796 students during the 2010-11 school year.[5]

Demographics

Waukesha outperformed in comparison to the rest of Wisconsin in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 33.8% of Waukesha residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 26.4% for Wisconsin as a whole. The median household income in Waukesha was $58,070 compared to $52,627 for the state of Wisconsin. The poverty rate in Waukesha was 10.4% compared to 12.5% for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2010[4]
Race Waukesha (%) Wisconsin (%)
White 88.1 86.2
Black or African American 2.3 6.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 1.0
Asian 3.5 2.3
Two or More Races 2.1 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 12.1 5.9

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[6]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 32.3 66.7
2008 36.6 62.3
2004 31.9 67.2
2000 31.5 65.3

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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[7]


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