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Krystel Love

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Krystel Love
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Former candidate for
Board Member, Brockton School Committee, Ward 2
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBridgewater State College
ProfessionDirector of finance
Campaign website
Krystel Love was a candidate for the Ward 2 seat on the Brockton School Committee. She did not win a seat in the general election on November 5, 2013.


Krystel Love resides in Brockton, Massachusetts. Love earned her Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies and Business from Bridgewater State College.[1] She co-founded Educated Ladies Empowered to Change, Inc. and serves as its director of finance.[1]



See also: Brockton Public Schools elections (2013)


Krystel Love lost to incumbent Andrew Robinson in her attempt to win the Ward 2 seat in the general election on November 5, 2013.


Brockton Public Schools, Ward 2 General Election, 2-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew Robinson Incumbent 66.9% 701
     Nonpartisan Krystel Love 32.9% 345
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.2% 2
Total Votes 1,048
Source: Brockton, Massachusetts, "Mayor - City Election - November 5, 2013," accessed December 18, 2013


Krystel Love reported $565.00 in contributions and $492.54 in expenditures to the Brockton Elections Commission, which left her campaign with $72.46 on hand.[2]


Krystel Love did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.

Campaign themes

Love's campaign website listed the following campaign themes for 2013:[3]

"I am running for school committee because I have always had a passion for helping youth. I believe the best way possible to help today's society is to strengthen public education for all kids. Ensuring access to early childhood education and quality K-12 schools is essential to opening doors for our children and preparing them for the jobs of the 21st century. I strongly believe in public education. I believe it is the basis for opportunity for each child to be successful and reach their full potential. It is also the foundation for stability and prosperity for our community."

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

What was at stake?

All seven seats on the School Committee were up for re-election in 2013. Wards 3, 5 and 7 incumbents Anthony Donegan, William Carpenter and Timothy J. Sullivan did not file for re-election. Wards 1, 4 and 6 incumbents Thomas J. Minichiello, Jr., Patricia A. Joyce and Michael P. Healy ran unopposed to retain their seats. Andrew Robinson was the only incumbent who faced a challenger, Krystel Love. If Robinson had not managed to retain his seat, a majority of the board would have been fresh faces following this election.

About the district

See also: Brockton Public Schools, Massachusetts
Brockton Public Schools is located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Brockton Public Schools is located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The county seats of Plymouth County are Brockton and Plymouth. According to the 2010 US Census, Plymouth County is home to 499,759 residents.[4]


Plymouth County outperformed the rest of Massachusetts in terms of its median rates of average household income and poverty but under performed with regard to higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Plymouth County was $74,698 compared to $65,981 for the state of Massachusetts. The poverty rate in Plymouth County was 7.2% compared to 10.7% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 32.9% of Plymouth County residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 38.7% in Massachusetts.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Plymouth County (%) Massachusetts (%)
White 87.2 83.7
Black or African American 9.3 7.9
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.5
Asian 1.4 5.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.7 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 3.4 10.1

Party Affiliation, 2012[5]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 93,501 28.61
Republican 44.814 13.71
Green-Rainbow 267 0.08
Unaffiliated 186,768 57.15
Other 1,453 0.44

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.[6] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

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