|Former candidate for|
|Board Member, Brockton School Committee, Ward 2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Bachelor's||Bridgewater State College|
|Profession||Director of finance|
Krystel Love resides in Brockton, Massachusetts. Love earned her Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies and Business from Bridgewater State College. She co-founded Educated Ladies Empowered to Change, Inc. and serves as its director of finance.
- 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|
|Nonpartisan||Andrew Robinson Incumbent||66.9%||701|
|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.
Krystel Love did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.
Love's campaign website listed the following campaign themes for 2013:
"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
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.
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Krystel + Love + Brockton + Public + School"
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- Educated Ladies Empowered to Change, Inc., "Krystel A. Love," accessed September 19, 2013
- Brockton, Massachusetts, "Current 2013 Candidate Financials," accessed December 23, 2013
- Facebook, "Krystel Love 4 Ward 2 School Committee," accessed September 19, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Plymouth County, Massachusetts," accessed August 2, 2013
- Massachusetts Secretary of State, “Enrollment Breakdown as of 2/15/2012,” accessed August 2, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014