|Former candidate for|
|Danbury Board of Education, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
was a candidate for an at-large seat on the Danbury Board of Education
. She lost election to the board as a Democratic candidate against seven other candidates on November 5, 2013.
Olavarria holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Master's degree in Counseling. She worked for 18 years as a bilingual counselor for schools in New York and Connecticut. Olavarria has volunteered with Danbury Promise for Children and Danbury Children First.
- See also: Danbury Public Schools elections (2013)
Olavarria lost election to the board against seven other candidates on November 5, 2013. She ran as part of a Democratic slate including incumbents Richard Jannelli and Kathleen Molinaro.
|Danbury Public Schools, General Election, 4-year term, 2013
||Eileen Alberts Incumbent
||Kathleen Molinaro Incumbent
|| Gary Falkenthal Incumbent
||Richard Jannelli Incumbent
|| Charles Alpuche
|| Mayra Olavarria
|Source: Connecticut Secretary of State, "Municipal Elections - November 5, 2013," accessed December 17, 2013
Mayra Olavarria has not reported any contributions or expenditures to the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission.
What was at stake?
Five seats were at stake. Incumbents Eileen Alberts (R), Gary Falkenthal (R), Richard Jannelli (D) and Kathleen Molinaro (R) were on the ballot. Only Falkenthal lost his re-election bid. The Danbury Republican Town Committee endorsed a slate of five candidates in 2013 while the Democratic Town Committee endorsed three candidates.
About the district
- See also: Danbury Public Schools, Connecticut
The Town of Danbury is located in the northern half of Fairfield County
, which is situated in southwestern Connecticut. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Danbury was 80,898.
Danbury underperformed the state average for higher education achievement as measured by the 2010 U.S. Census. The percentage of Danbury residents over 25 years old with Bachelor's degrees (31.0%) fell below the state average (36.2%). The median household income in Danbury was $66,281 while the state median income was $69,519. The U.S. Census also found that the poverty rate in Danbury was 10.1% while the state rate was 10.0%.
| Racial Demographics, 2010
|| Danbury (%)
|| Connecticut (%)
| Black or African American
| American Indian and Alaska Native
| Two or More Races
| Hispanic or Latino
| Presidential Voting Pattern
|| Democratic Vote (%)
|| Republican Vote (%)
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.
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- ↑ Danbury Democratic Town Committee, "Olavarria for Board of Ed," accessed October 15, 2013
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Danbury," accessed January 14, 2014
- ↑ Connecticut Secretary of State, "Election Results," accessed October 14, 2013
- ↑ United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014