Margie Ross Decter
|Margie Ross Decter|
|Board Member, Newton School Committee, Ward 8|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November, 2009|
|Next general||November, 2015|
|Master's||Johns Hopkins University|
|Profession||Small business owner|
Margie Decter resides in Newton, Massachusetts. Decter earned her Bachelor's degree in Biology and French from Lehigh University and her Master's degree in Health Policy and Management from Johns Hopkins University. She served in the Clinton White House as a policy advisor on national health reform and she spent time as an executive in the health care industry before founding her own business, Enzyme. Decter continues to serve as president of Enzyme, which is a consulting firm that works with doctors, hospitals and biotech companies.
- See also: Newton Public Schools elections (2013)
Margie Decter ran unopposed to keep her Ward 8 seat in the general election on November 5, 2013.
|Newton Public Schools, Ward 8 General Election, 2-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Margie Ross Decter Incumbent||99.4%||5,658|
|Source: Newton, Massachusetts, "Official Results - November 5, 2013," accessed December 18, 2013|
Margie Decter reported $349.95 along with an existing balance of $1,710.06 and $59.94 in expenditures to the Newton Election Commission, which left her campaign with $2,000.07 on hand.
Margie Decter did not receive any official endorsements for her 2013 campaign.
|Newton Public Schools, Ward 8 General Election, 2-year term, 2011|
|Nonpartisan||Margie Ross Decter Incumbent||99.7%||4,762|
|Source: Newton, Massachusetts, "City of Newton November 8, 2011 Municipal Election Official Results," accessed November 19, 2013|
What was at stake?
There were eight seats on the school board up for election on November 5, 2013. Five incumbents ran unopposed for re-election, including Angela Pitter-Wright, Diana Fisher Gomberg, Steven Siegel, Matt Hills and Margie Ross Decter. Fellow incumbents Geoff Epstein, Jonathan Yeo and Chairperson Claire Sokoloff did not file for re-election. Newcomers Ellen P. Gibson and Ruth E. Goldman ran unopposed for Epstein and Sokoloff's seats, respectively. The only contested race was in Ward 2 for Yeo's seat, for which Margaret L. Albright defeated Andrea R. Steenstrup.
About the district
- See also: Newton Public Schools, Massachusetts
Middlesex County outperformed the rest of Massachusetts in terms of its poverty rate, median rates of average household income and higher education achievement in 2011. The poverty rate in Middlesex County was 7.7% compared to 10.7% for the entire state. The median household income in Middlesex County was $79,691 compared to $65,981 for the state of Massachusetts. The US Census also found that 49.8% of Middlesex 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.
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- Margie Ross Decter, "Experience," accessed November 20, 2013
- Newton, Massachusetts, "Form CPF M 102: Campaign Finance Report," accessed November 19, 2013
- Trevor Jones, Wicked Local Newton, "Newton picks Crossley, Yates, Leary, Norton and Albright," November 5, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Middlesex County, Massachusetts," accessed September 10, 2013
- Massachusetts Secretary of State, "Enrollment Breakdown as of 2/15/2012," accessed September 10, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014