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Newburgh Enlarged City School District elections (2014)

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2014 Newburgh Enlarged City School District Elections

General Election date:
May 20, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
See also
New York
Newburgh Enlarged City School District
Orange County, New York ballot measures
Local ballot measures, New York
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Four seats on the Newburgh Enlarged City School District Board of Education were up for general election on May 20, 2014. Incumbents Mark Levinstein, Thomas Woodhull and Board President Dawn Fucheck lost their re-election bids against 11 challengers. The winners were Carole Mineo, Kenneth Copertino, William Swart and Darren Stridiron. One of the seats up for election was vacated as a result of the death of board member Judith A. McAfee. The candidate who received the most votes but who was not an incumbent, Carole Mineo, received that seat, which carried an unexpired two-year term.[1]

About the district

See also: Newburgh Enlarged City School District, New York
Newburgh Enlarged City School District is located in Orange County, New York
Newburgh Enlarged City School District is located in Orange County, New York. The county seat of Orange County is Goshen, New York. Orange County is home to 375,592 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[2] Newburgh Enlarged City is the 10th-largest school district in New York, serving 11,544 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[3]


Orange County underperformed in comparison to the rest of New York in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 28.7 percent of Orange County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 32.8 percent for New York as a whole. The median household income in Orange County was $70,712 compared to $57,683 for the state of New York. The poverty rate in Orange County was 11.7 percent compared to 14.9 percent for the entire state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Orange County (%) New York (%)
White 82.5 71.2
Black or African American 11.4 17.5
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 1.0
Asian 2.6 8.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.6 2.2
Hispanic or Latino 18.8 18.2

2013 Party Affiliation, Orange County[4]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 80,527 36.54
Republican 72,685 32.98
Independent 11,734 5.32
Constitution 4,118 1.87
Working Families 1,049 0.48
Green 497 0.23
Other 84 0.04
Unaffiliated 49,697 22.54

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

Method of board member selection

The Newburgh Enlarged City School District Board of Education consists of nine members. All members are elected to three-year terms. Board members are elected at-large by the district as a whole. There was no primary election, and the general election was held on May 20, 2014. Four seats were up for election in 2014 and three seats will be up for election in 2015. One of the seats up for election in May was for an unexpired two-year term, which the top vote recipient who was not an incumbent received.

The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the general election was April 30, 2014. Candidates had to file nominating petitions with at least 100 legitimate signatures to get on the ballot.[1]





  • Dawn Fucheck
    • Incumbent board president
    • Graduate, Pace University
    • Restaurant manager, Billy Joe’s Ribworks
    • Leadership development facilitator, New York State School Boards Association
  • Mark Levinstein
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, Orange County Community College
    • Chief executive officer, North Point Carpet Supplies
  • Runston Lewis
    • Graduate, State University of New York at New Paltz and Fordham University
    • Retired

  • Robert Pagliaro
    • Graduate, Siena College
    • Youth preventive probation program, NHS Human Services
  • David Rein
    • Graduate, State University of New York College at Plattsburgh
    • Audiovisual specialist, Dentons US LLP
  • Darren Stridiron Green check mark transparent.png
    • Graduate, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
    • Owner, Heritage Land Surveying
  • William Swart Green check mark transparent.png
    • Graduate Educational Programs coordinator, Mount Saint Mary College

Election results

Newburgh Enlarged City School District, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCarole Mineo 14.1% 1,601
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKenneth Copertino 12.7% 1,445
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Swart 11.7% 1,333
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDarren Stridiron 11.2% 1,275
     Nonpartisan George Bowles, Jr. 7.1% 808
     Nonpartisan Dawn Fucheck Incumbent 7% 791
     Nonpartisan Sheila Murphy 6.7% 763
     Nonpartisan Mark Levinstein Incumbent 6.3% 716
     Nonpartisan Runston Lewis 5.7% 652
     Nonpartisan Thomas Woodhull Incumbent 4.4% 503
     Nonpartisan David Rein 3.9% 442
     Nonpartisan Robert Pagliaro 3.8% 427
     Nonpartisan Andres Arestin 2.9% 326
     Nonpartisan Nathan Vesely 2.6% 290
Total Votes 11,372
Source: Newburgh Enlarged City School District, "School & Library Budget Vote and School Board Election - 5/20/14," accessed July 10, 2014


Kenneth Copertino, Carole Mineo, Darren Stridiron and William Swart received an endorsement from the Newburgh Teachers Association.[6] Stridiron was also endorsed by the Region 3 chapter of the Civil Service Employees Association.[7]

Campaign finance

No candidates filed campaign finance reports with the New York State Board of Elections during the election.[8][9]

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Newburgh Enlarged City School District election in 2014:[1]

Deadline Event
February 21, 2014 First day to file nominating petitions
April 30, 2014 Last day to file nominating petitions
May 20, 2014 Election day

Additional elections on the ballot

This election shared the ballot with a budget proposal made by the Newburgh Enlarged City School District. The 2014-2015 budget proposal totaled up to $244,792,722, which was a 3.59 percent increase from the 2013-2014 budget. Voters approved the budget proposal.[10]

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