Mark G. Kitta
|Mark G. Kitta|
|Board Member, Stafford County Public Schools, Falmouth District|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Bachelor's||Colorado Tech. University|
|Master's||Colorado Tech. University|
|Profession||Assistant director of facilities management|
Kitta has both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Colorado Tech. University. He is currently the Assistant Director of Facilities Management for George Mason University. He is also an instructor of HVAC at the Spotsylvania Career and Technical Center for the Virginia State Apprenticeship program. He and his wife, Rebecca, are members of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
|Stafford County Public Schools, Falmouth District, 4-year term, 2013|
|Independent||Mark G. Kitta||44.9%||2,273|
|Source: Stafford County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013|
Kitta was not endorsed in this campaign.
Kitta reported $6,955.15 in contributions and $6,950.17 in expenditures to the Virginia State Board of Elections, which left his campaign with $4.98 on hand.
On his website, Kitta listed his 2013 campaign priorities as having a result-oriented approach, common sense solutions, fiscally responsible actions and promoting cooperation through government.
What was at stake?
Four seats on the Stafford County School Board were up for election on November 5, 2013. The Aquia, Falmouth, Garrisonville and Hartwood district seats were held by Board Chair Stephanie J. Johnson, Board Vice Chair Meg G. Bohmke and members Nanette Kidby and Holly H. Hazard, respectively. The Aquia and Falmouth districts were filled by new members Irene Egan and Scott Hirons (their incumbents decided not to seek re-election) and the incumbents of the Garrisonville and Hartwood districts retained their seats.
About the districtStafford County, Virginia. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Stafford County is home to 128,961 residents.
In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Stafford County overperformed in these areas by a fairly wide margin. The graduation rate was 91.8% compared to 86.6% statewide. The average household income was $94,658 compared to $63,302 in the entire state. Stafford County had a poverty rate of 4.4%, while the poverty rate for Virginia was 10.7%.
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- Mark Kitta for Falmouth District School Board, "About Us," accessed October 15, 2013
- Virginia State Board of Elections Campaign Finance Reports, accessed December 18, 2013
- Mark Kitta for Falmouth District School Board, "Kitta 4 Stafford Schools," accessed October 15, 2013
- Quick Facts Accessed September 27, 2013]
- Virginia State Board of Elections, "Election Results," Accessed September 27, 2013