Newburgh Enlarged City School District elections (2014)
Method of election
Newburgh Enlarged City School District
Orange County, New York ballot measures
Local ballot measures, New York
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.
About the districtOrange 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. Newburgh Enlarged City is the 10th-largest school district in New York, serving 11,544 students during the 2011-2012 school year.
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.
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. 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.
|Newburgh Enlarged City School District, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||George Bowles, Jr.||7.1%||808|
|Nonpartisan||Dawn Fucheck Incumbent||7%||791|
|Nonpartisan||Mark Levinstein Incumbent||6.3%||716|
|Nonpartisan||Thomas Woodhull Incumbent||4.4%||503|
|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. Stridiron was also endorsed by the Region 3 chapter of the Civil Service Employees Association.
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The following dates were key deadlines for the Newburgh Enlarged City School District election in 2014:
|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.
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- Information submitted to Ballotpedia via phone call with the Newburgh Enlarged City School District administration on May 1, 2014.
- United States Census Bureau, "Orange County, New York," accessed May 1, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 21, 2014
- New York State Board of Elections, "NYS Voter Enrollment by County, Party Affiliation and Status - Voters Registered as of November 01, 2013," accessed April 11, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Times Herald-Record, "School vote: Newburgh school board shake-up," May 22, 2014
- Mid Hudson Times, "Voters adopt budget in Newburgh school district," May 20, 2014
- New York State Board of Elections, "Contribution Search," accessed May 20, 2014
- New York State Board of Elections, "Expenditure Search," accessed May 20, 2014
- Newburgh Enlarged City School District, "Budget Presentation Report," April 29, 2014
|2014 Newburgh Enlarged City School District Elections|
|Orange County, New York|
|Election date:||May 20, 2014|
|Candidates:||At-large: • Incumbent, Dawn Fucheck • Incumbent, Mark Levinstein • Incumbent, Thomas Woodhull • Andres Arestin • George Bowles, Jr. • Kenneth Copertino • Runston Lewis • Carole Mineo • Sheila Murphy • Robert Pagliaro • David Rein • Darren Stridiron • William Swart • Nathan Vesely|
|Important information:||Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|