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Michael E. Faccinetto

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Michael E. Faccinetto
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Board member, Bethlehem Area School District, At-large
Member
Term ends
2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 2009
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPenn State University
Personal
ProfessionVice President at Townsend Insurance Agency
Websites
Campaign website

Mike Faccinetto currently holds an at-large seat on Bethlehem Area school board. He was initially elected in 2009 and won re-election on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Michael E. Faccinetto lives in North Bethlehem with his wife Amy , sons Cole and Owen, and daughter Sydney. He attend schools in the Bethlehem district before receiving his B.S. in Insurance from the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University in 2000. Since graduating from Penn State Michael has worked with his father, Edward Faccinetto, as Vice President at the Townsend Insurance Agency. Facinetto has been involved with the Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America for over 10 years, and is very active in his church, Sacred Heart in Bethlehem Twp.[1]


Elections

See also: Bethlehem Area School District elections (2013)

2013

Opposition

Faccinetto ran against Shannon Patrick and Angela T. Sinkler in the election on November 5, 2013. The primary was held on May 21, 2013.

Results

Bethlehem Area School District, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Cross filed Green check mark transparent.pngShannon Patrick Incumbent 33.9% 2,316
     Cross filed Green check mark transparent.pngMichael E. Faccinetto Incumbent 33.4% 2,280
     Cross filed Green check mark transparent.pngAngela Sinker 32.6% 2,226
Total Votes 6,822
Source: http://www.lehighcounty.org/departments/voterregistration/electionresults/tabid/445/default.aspx Lehigh County Election Results, "Bethlehem School District," accessed November 6, 2013]


Bethlehem Area School District, At-large Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Cross Listed Green check mark transparent.pngMichael E. Faccinetto 34.1% 1,407
     Cross Listed Green check mark transparent.pngShannon Patrick 33.6% 1,389
     Cross Listed Green check mark transparent.pngAngela T. Sinkler 32.3% 1,334
Total Votes 4,130
Source: Lehigh County Election Results, "Bethlehem Area School District School Director Election 2013,"


Funding

Faccinetto reported no contributions or expenditures to the Lehigh County Voter Registration department.[2]

2009

Bethlehem Area School District, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Cross Listed Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam J. Burkhardt 36.6% 2,498
     Cross Listed Green check mark transparent.pngMichael E. Faccinetto 31.4% 2,143
     Cross Listed Green check mark transparent.pngIrene Follweiler 32% 2,180
Total Votes 6,821
Source: Lehigh County Election Results, "Bethlehem Area School District School Director Election 2009,"

Campaign themes

2013

Facinetto's campaign website listed the following campaign themes for 2013:[3]

Finances

"At this point I feel the board has done a good job in trying to diversify risk and has laid the framework for a brighter financial future. Unfortunately it will take time for our financial situation to improve and the impending PSERS situation will cause more issues for the BASD if the PA Legislature does not act."

Communication

"[W]e need, as a board, to focus on improving the lines of communication between all parties involved. Given the events that have taken place over the past several years it is no wonder that the public has lost trust in this board and the BASD. It is a top priority of mine to reestablish better lines of communication and to make as much information readily available to the public. "

What is best for students

"Finally we must always remember that the number one priority is still a quality education for all students. Every vote, every decision, every debate must come down to what will provide the best opportunities for our students. they are the reason we are all here"

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


What was at stake?

Five seats were up for election in 2013, including board president Michael Faccinetto and appointed member Shannon Patrick's region two seat. Patrick was appointed to the board in 2011 following fellow board member, Michael Cann's, win of both the at-large and region two seats. The region two seat will be up for election again in 2015. Board members Irene Follweiler, William Burkhardt and Aurea Ortiz all did not to seek re-election.[4]

About the district

See also: Bethlehem Area School District, Pennsylvania
Bethlehem Area School District is located in Lehigh County and Northhampton County, Pennsylvania
Bethlehem is located in Northampton County, which is located in eastern Pennsylvania. The population of Bethlehem is 75,103 according to the 2010 Census.[5]

Demographics

According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents with a high school degree (84.8%) is lower than the state of Pennsylvania (87.9%) while the percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher in is higher Bethlehem (27.1%) compared to the state overall (26.7%). The median household income in Bethlehem is $45,631 compared to Pennsylvania's statewide median of $51,651.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
Race Bethlehem (%) Pennsylvania (%)
White 76.4 81.9
Black or African American 6.9 10.8
American Indian and Alaska Native .3 0.2
Asian 2.9 2.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Z 0.0
Two or More Races 5.0 1.9
Hispanic or Latino 24.4 5.7

Presidential Voting Pattern[6]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 52.0 46.8
2008 55 43
2004 50.02 48.96
2000 50.72 45.27


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