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Lauren Rosato

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Lauren Rosato
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Norwalk Board of Education, At-large
Former candidate
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Connecticut
Personal
ProfessionConsultant
Lauren Rosato was a candidate for an at-large seat on the Norwalk Board of Education. She lost election to the board as a Republican candidate against nine other candidates on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Rosato earned a B.S. in Finance from the University of Connecticut. She served as the president of the Norwalk Education Foundation from 2006 to 2012. Rosato currently serves as a consultant for the Global Smile Foundation and the International Institute of Connecticut.[1][2]

Elections

2013

See also: Norwalk Public Schools elections (2013)

Opposition

Rosato lost election to the board against nine other candidates for four seats on November 5, 2013. She ran on the Republican slate along with incumbents Sue Haynie and Artie Kassimis as well as fellow challenger John G. Bazzano.

Results

Norwalk Public Schools, General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHeidi Keyes Incumbent 12.2% 6,985
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngArtie Kassimis Incumbent 12.1% 6,917
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngShirley Mosby 11.8% 6,734
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSherelle Harris 11.5% 6,574
     Republican Sue Haynie Incumbent 11.4% 6,500
     Democratic Haroldo Williams 10.9% 6,234
     Republican John Bazzano 10.7% 6,130
     Republican Lauren Rosato 10.7% 6,109
     Norwalk Community Values Steve Colarossi Incumbent 3.6% 2,073
     Norwalk Community Values Andres Roman 3.1% 1,795
     Working Families Shirley Mosby 1.1% 610
     Working Families Heidi Keyes 0.9% 532
Total Votes 57,193
Source: Connecticut Secretary of State, "Municipal Elections - November 5, 2013," accessed December 17, 2013

Funding

Lauren Rosato did not report any contributions or expenditures to the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission.

Campaign themes

2013

In an interview with The Hour, Rosato explained her reason for running for a school board seat in 2013:[1]


Interview with Lauren Rosato

"I believe the school district has the capacity to close the achievement gap, I think the school district has the ability to be the model public education system in the nation...I don't say that lightly. We're not that large, we have a good mix of students and we sit in Fairfield County where there are resources. With the right leadership and the right BOE that can happen."

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


What was at stake?

Four seats were at stake. Incumbents Steve Colarossi, Sue Haynie, Artie Kassimis and Heidi Keyes were on the ballot. Of the incumbents, only Democratic candidate Keyes and Republican candidate Kassimis won re-election to the board. The ballot featured a total of ten candidates, including four candidates each from the local Democratic and Republican Town Committees and a pair of candidates from the Norwalk Community Values Party. The Working Families Party endorsed Democratic candidates Heidi Keyes and Shirley Mosby for the November 5 election. Neither of the Norwalk Community Values Party candidates, Steve Colarossi nor Andres Roman, won election to the board.[3]

About the district

See also: Norwalk Public Schools, Connecticut
Norwalk Public Schools is located in Fairfield County, Connecticut
Norwalk Public Schools is located in Fairfield County in southwestern Connecticut. The City of Norwalk is located along the Long Island Sound with the Norwalk River running past the city's downtown district. The population of Norwalk was 85,603 according to the 2010 Census.[4]

Demographics

Norwalk outperforms the rest of Connecticut based on median income, poverty levels and higher education achievement. The 2010 U.S. Census found the median income in Norwalk was $76,384 while the state median income was $69,243. The city's poverty rate was 8% compared to the state's 9.5% poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (40.2%) was lower than the state average (35.7%).[4]

Racial Demographics, 2010[4]
Race Norwalk (%) Connecticut (%)
White 87.7 77.6
Black or African American 14.2 10.1
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.3
Asian 4.8 3.8
Two or More Races 2.8 2.6
Hispanic or Latino 24.3 13.4

Presidential Voting Pattern[5]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 63 36
2008 65.5 33.8
2004 58.2 40
2000 59.9 35.8

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