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Matt Hills

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Matt Hills
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Board Member, Newton School Committee, Ward 7
Term ends
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember, 2009
Next generalNovember, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBrandeis University
Master'sHarvard Business School
ProfessionManaging director
Office website
Matt Hills is the Ward 7 member of the Newton School Committee. He was first elected to the chamber in 2009 and he won re-election on November 5, 2013.


Matt Hills resides in Newton, Massachusetts. Hills earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University and his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. Throughout his career, he has worked in the consulting, investment banking and private equity industries.[1] Hills is currently employed as a managing director at LLM Capital Partners.[2]



See also: Newton Public Schools elections (2013)


Matt Hills ran unopposed to keep his Ward 7 seat in the general election on November 5, 2013.


Newton Public Schools, Ward 7 General Election, 2-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Hills Incumbent 99.2% 5,548
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.8% 46
Total Votes 5,594
Source: Newton, Massachusetts, "Official Results - November 5, 2013," accessed December 18, 2013


Matt Hills reported no 2013 contributions or expenditures and an existing balance of $65.68 to the Newton Election Commission, which left his campaign with $65.68 on hand.[3]


Matt Hills did not receive any official endorsements for his 2013 campaign.


Newton Public Schools, Ward 7 General Election, 2-year term, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Hills Incumbent 99.6% 4,544
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.4% 20
Total Votes 4,564
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.[4]

About the district

See also: Newton Public Schools, Massachusetts
Newton Public Schools is located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Newton Public Schools is located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The county seats of Middlesex County are Lowell and Cambridge. According to the 2010 US Census, Middlesex County is home to 1,537,215 residents.[5]


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.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
Race Middlesex County (%) Massachusetts (%)
White 82.3 83.7
Black or African American 5.3 7.9
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.5
Asian 10.1 5.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.0 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 7.0 10.1

Party Affiliation, 2012[6]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 342,112 36.90
Republican 96,970 10.46
Green-Rainbow 1,134 0.12
Unaffiliated 483,119 52.11
Other 3,854 0.42

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.[7] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

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