Melissa L. Romaniello

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Melissa L. Romaniello
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Board Member, Lynn School Committee, At-large
Former candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
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Melissa L. Romaniello was a candidate for an at-large seat on the Lynn School Committee. She did not win a seat in the general election on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Melissa Romaniello resides in Lynn, Massachusetts. Romaniello founded a small business and earned a degree in Architecture before moving to Lynn in 2006.[1][2] She currently serves as the Chair of the Lynn Parent Advisory Council on Special Education.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Lynn Public Schools elections (2013)

Opposition

Melissa Romaniello and her two fellow challengers were defeated by incumbents Maria O. Carrasco, Richard B. Starbard, Patricia M. Capano, John E. Ford, Jr., Charlie N. Gallo and Donna M. Coppola in their attempt to win at-large seats in the general election on November 5, 2013.

Results

Lynn Public Schools, At-large General Election, 2-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDonna M. Coppola Incumbent 15.4% 7,314
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPatricia M. Capano Incumbent 13.7% 6,481
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCharlie N. Gallo Incumbent 13.7% 6,478
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRichard B. Starbard Incumbent 13.3% 6,306
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJohn E. Ford, Jr. Incumbent 12.8% 6,090
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMaria O. Carrasco Incumbent 11.7% 5,554
     Nonpartisan Lorraine Gately 11.5% 5,449
     Nonpartisan Melissa L. Romaniello 4.2% 2,008
     Nonpartisan Stanley H. Wotring, Jr. 3.6% 1,695
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.1% 71
Total Votes 47,446
Source: City of Lynn, "Election Summary Report: Municipal Election - November 5, 2013, Lynn, MA," accessed December 18, 2013


Lynn Public Schools, At-large Primary Election, 2-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDonna M. Coppola Incumbent 14.6% 3,546
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJohn E. Ford, Jr. Incumbent 13.9% 3,365
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCharlie N. Gallo Incumbent 13.8% 3,343
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPatricia M. Capano Incumbent 13.4% 3,245
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRichard B. Starbard Incumbent 13.2% 3,210
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMaria O. Carrasco Incumbent 12.5% 3,031
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLorraine Gately 11.2% 2,725
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMelissa L. Romaniello 4% 959
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngStanley H. Wotring, Jr. 3.2% 780
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.2% 55
Total Votes 24,259
Source: City of Lynn, "Election Summary Report: Primary Election - September 17, 2013," accessed September 20, 2013

Funding

Melissa Romaniello reported $350.00 in contributions and $200.00 in expenditures to the Lynn Elections Office, which left her campaign with $150.00 on hand.[3]

Endorsements

Melissa Romaniello did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.

Campaign themes

Romaniello's campaign website listed the following campaign themes for 2013:[4]

"My vision of a better quality public education begins with schools that tirelessly teach children to read. As a society, we learn to read, then we read to learn. Literacy is the greatest tool we can provide our children. Second, I would want to see new, bright, colorful, safe learning centers that our community can take pride in and that inspire our children. I want to see schools that are open late and on the weekends, providing classes in everything from English as a Second Language to Fiscal Responsibility to Healthy Family Cooking. I’d like to see schools that prepare our children fully for the secondary education of their choice. I’d like to see schools that every member of our community can access, regardless of disability or language spoken. I want Lynn to have schools that other communities would fight to place their children in. And I think we can do it, together."

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


What was at stake?

There were six seats on the school board up for election on November 5, 2013. All six incumbents sought re-election to the board and won, defeating the three challengers: Lorraine Gately, Melissa L. Romaniello and Stanley H. Wotring, Jr. In the September 17 primary, all of the top six vote recipients were incumbents.[5]

About the district

See also: Lynn Public Schools, Massachusetts
Lynn Public Schools is located in Essex County, Massachusetts
Lynn Public Schools is located in Essex County, Massachusetts. The county seats of Essex County are Lawrence and Salem. According to the 2010 US Census, Essex County is home to 755,618 residents.[6]

Demographics

Essex County outperformed the rest of Massachusetts in terms of its poverty rate but under performed with regard to median rates of average household income and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Essex County was $65,785 compared to $65,981 for the state of Massachusetts. The poverty rate in Essex County was 10.6% compared to 10.7% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 36.4% of Essex County residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 38.7% in Massachusetts.[6]

Racial Demographics, 2012[6]
Race Essex County (%) Massachusetts (%)
White 87.7 83.7
Black or African American 5.7 7.9
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 0.5
Asian 3.5 5.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.1 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 17.4 10.1

Party Affiliation, 2012[7]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 154,655 32.45
Republican 57,470 12.06
Green-Rainbow 439 0.09
Unaffiliated 261,832 54.93
Other 2,266 0.48


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.[8]

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