Noel DiBona

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Noel DiBona
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Board Member, Quincy School Committee, At-large
Incumbent
Term ends
2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember, 2017
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolQuincy High School
Associate'sQuincy College
Bachelor'sUniversity of Massachusetts, Boston
Personal
ProfessionSmall business owner
Websites
Campaign website
Noel DiBona is an at-large member of the Quincy School Committee. He won the general election on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Noel DiBona resides in Quincy, Massachusetts. DiBona graduated from Quincy High School and received his Associate's degree in Business Administration from Quincy College before earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.[1] Since 1996, he has owned and operated his own business, Russ DiBona and Son Landscaping. DiBona also serves as the head coach of the Quincy Point Panthers youth football team.[2]

Elections

2013

See also: Quincy Public Schools elections (2013)

Opposition

Noel DiBona, Anne Mahoney and Barbara Isola defeated Emily Lebo to win three at-large seats in the general election on November 5, 2013.

Results

Quincy Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngNoel DiBona 29.5% 6,482
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAnne Mahoney Incumbent 25.3% 5,558
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Isola Incumbent 23.1% 5,066
     Nonpartisan Emily Lebo Incumbent 21.8% 4,793
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.3% 62
Total Votes 21,961
Source: City of Quincy, "Election Summary Report," accessed December 18, 2013

Funding

Noel DiBona reported $9,940.00 in contributions and $7,937.65 in expenditures to the Quincy Election Department, which left his campaign with $2,002.35 on hand.[3]

Endorsements

Noel DiBona did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.

Campaign themes

In a survey conducted by The Patriot Ledger, DiBona argued that the following was the most significant issue confronting the school district:[1]

I think the most pressing issue facing QPS is the imbalance of the schools. I have visited each and every school and see that some schools have more than others. I'm a strong believer in equal opportunity for all children. Now with the brand new Central Middle school, the students of that facility will have a new state-of-the-art school with a beautiful library and a full-time media specialists, AP and lab classes. It is very important now with a new variable, a new middle school, that we balance the programs at the other four middle schools. We need to start offering a few AP classes at each of the other four middle schools. We have existing educators from each school teaching a few AP classes. There will be the same number of students in the building, so we don’t need to hire new teachers. I would like to see a lab class in there as well. I am advocating 1-2 classes per grade per school at Atlantic, Broad Meadows, Sterling and Point Webster.

What was at stake?

There were three seats on the school board up for election on November 5, 2013. All three incumbents sought re-election to the board and they faced only one challenger. Barbara Isola, Emily Lebo and Anne Mahoney attempted to defend their seats from newcomer Noel DiBona. However, Lebo lost her seat to DiBona.

About the district

See also: Quincy Public Schools, Massachusetts
Quincy Public Schools is located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Quincy Public Schools is located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. The county seat of Norfolk County is Dedham. According to the 2010 US Census, Norfolk County is home to 681,845 residents.[4]

Demographics

Norfolk County outperformed the rest of Massachusetts in terms of its median rates of average household income, poverty rates and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Norfolk County was $83,733 compared to $65,981 for the state of Massachusetts. The poverty rate in Norfolk County was 6.3% compared to 10.7% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 48.2% of Norfolk County residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 38.7% in Massachusetts.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Norfolk County (%) Massachusetts (%)
White 82.3 83.7
Black or African American 6.4 7.9
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.5
Asian 9.3 5.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Z 0.1
Two or More Races 1.6 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 3.6 10.1

Party Affiliation, 2012[5]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 153,776 34.67
Republican 52,238 11.78
Green-Rainbow 339 0.08
Unaffiliated 235,608 53.12
Other 1,594 0.36


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.[6]

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