Lancaster School District, Pennsylvania election (2013)

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2013 Lancaster School District Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
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Lancaster School District

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Four seats on the Lancaster School Board were up for election on November 5, 2013. The candidate field was narrowed in a primary election held on May 21, 2013.

Harvey Miller, Radames Melendez, Adam Schott and Fanny Castellanos defeated Paul Culbreth for the four at-large seats.

About the district

See also: Lancaster School District, Pennsylvania
Lancaster School District is located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Lancaster School District is located in Lancaster County, which is in southeastern Pennsylvania. The county is home to 526,823 residents.[1]

Demographics

The county outperforms the state in median household income and poverty rate, but underperforms the state in higher education. According to the 2010 Census, the median household income in Lancaster County is $55,816 compared to Pennsylvania's statewide median of $51,651. The rate of residents below the poverty level in Lancaster County is 9.9% while the state rate is 12.6%. The percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher in Lancaster County is 23.2% compared to the state average of 26.7%.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Lancaster County (%) Pennsylvania (%)
White 91.3 83.5
Black or African American 4.5 11.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.3
Asian 2.0 2.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.7 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 9.3 6.1

Presidential Voting Pattern[2]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 39.7 58.9
2008 56.0 43.0
2004 33.6 65.8
2000 66.1 31.3


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.[3]

Method of board member selection

The Lancaster School Board consists of nine members elected to four-year terms. The members of the board are elected at-large by voters in the district. The primary election for the Lancaster School Board was held on May 21, 2013 and the general election was held on November 5, 2013. Four seats were up for election on November 5, 2013 and the remaining five seats are up for election in November 3, 2015.


Elections

2013

At-large

Candidates

Election results

Lancaster School District, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngHarvey Miller Incumbent 23.2% 5,571
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngRadames Melendez 22.5% 5,415
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Schott 21.8% 5,243
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngFanny Castellanos 21.1% 5,081
     Independent Paul Culbreth Incumbent 11.1% 2,674
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.3% 80
Total Votes 24,064
Source: Lancaster County Election Results, "Lancaster School District," accessed December 13, 2013


Lancaster Area School District At-large Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngHarvey Miller 97.8% 941
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngRadames Melendez 2.2% 21
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Schott 0% 0
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngFanny Castellanos 0% 0
     Democrat Write-In 0% 0
Total Votes 962
Source: Lancaster County Election Results


Lancaster Area School District At-large Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Write-In 100% 52
Total Votes 52
Source: Lancaster County Election Results


Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported, according to the Pennsylvania Department of State.[4]

Endorsements

No candidates received any official endorsements.

2011

Lancaster School District General Election, 4-year term, At-large, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngStacey Marlen 24.2% 5,521
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Owens 16.6% 3,789
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJennifer Desmarais 16.2% 3,702
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCandace Roper 16.2% 3,691
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRandolph Carney 15.7% 3,580
     Nonpartisan John Hickey 10.8% 2,473
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.2% 42
Total Votes 22,798
Source: Lancaster County Election Results"

2009

Lancaster School District General Election, 4-year term, At-large, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngHarvey Miller 23.2% 5,170
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Crystle 22.4% 4,985
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Caplan 21.5% 4,776
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Heath 32.6% 7,248
Total Votes 22,257
Source: Lancaster County Election Results"

What was at stake?

Four seats on the Lancaster School Board were at stake in the election. Harvey Miller and Paul Culbreth were the only incumbents seeking re-election.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Lancaster School Board election in 2013.[5]

Deadline Event
February 19, 2013 First day for filing nominating petitions
March 12, 2013 Last day to file nominating petitions
March 27, 2013 Last day to withdraw from ballot
May 21, 2013 Primary Election Day
August 1, 2013 Last day to circulate and file nomination papers nominating independent candidates
August 8, 2013 Last day for candidates who have filed nomination papers to withdraw
August 12, 2013 Last day for candidates nominated at the Primary to withdraw
August 22, 2013 Last day to file substituted nominations
September 16, 2013 First day to receive Official Absentee Ballot Applications
October 7, 2013 Last day an elector may register to vote or make change to their voting record to be eligible for the General Election
November 1, 2013 Last day to receive Official Absentee Ballots in County Board of Elections by 5:00 PM
November 5, 2013 Election day

Additional elections on the ballot

In addition to the school board race, residents of Lancaster School District had statewide, countywide and citywide items on the ballot. They voted on a Judge of the Superior Court and Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in statewide races. They also voted for controller and recorder of deed in countywide races. There were also mayoral, council, tax collector, judge of election and inspector of election races in various townships and boroughs.[6]

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