Passaic Public Schools elections (2014)

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2014 Passaic Public Schools Elections

General Election date:
April 23, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
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Three seats on the Passaic Public Schools Board of Education were up for general election on April 23, 2014. Incumbent board members Horacio Carrera, Kenia Flores and Richard Diaz won re-election against one challenger, Rene L. Griggs. The three incumbents created a joint candidates committee to run as a slate.[1]

About the district

See also: Passaic Public Schools, New Jersey
Passaic Public Schools is located in Passaic County, New Jersey
Passaic Public Schools is located in Passaic County, New Jersey. The county seat of Passaic County is Paterson. Passaic County is home to 502,885 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[2] Passaic is the eighth-largest school district in New Jersey, serving 13,136 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[3]

Demographics

Passaic County outperformed the rest of New Jersey in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 25.8 percent of Passaic County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 35.4 percent for New Jersey as a whole. The median household income in Passaic County was $57,540 compared to $71,637 for the state of New Jersey. The poverty rate in Passaic County was 15.8 percent compared to 9.9 percent for the entire state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Passaic County (%) New Jersey (%)
White 75.9 73.8
Black or African American 14.7 14.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.5 0.6
Asian 5.5 9.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 2.3 1.9
Hispanic or Latino 38.3 18.5

2013 Party Affiliation, Passaic County[4]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 97,693 33.08
Republican 52,360 17.73
Libertarian 75 0.03
Green 25 0.01
Other 38 0.01
Unaffiliated 145,114 49.14

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[5][6]

Method of board member selection

The Passaic Board of Education consists of nine members elected to three-year terms at-large by the district as a whole. There was no primary election, and the general election was held on April 23, 2014. Three seats were up for election in 2014 and three seats will be up for election in 2015.[7]

The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the general election was March 4, 2014 and the deadline to amend a petition or withdraw was March 10, 2014.[8]

Elections

2014

Candidates

At-large

Election results

Passaic Public Schools, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Diaz Incumbent 32.5% 1,317
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKenia Flores Incumbent 24.3% 982
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngHoracio "Ray" Carrera Incumbent 22.3% 904
     Nonpartisan Rene L. Griggs 20% 811
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.8% 33
Total Votes 4,047
Source: Passaic County, New Jersey, "April 23, 2014 Summary Report," accessed June 11, 2014

Endorsements

No candidates received endorsements for their campaigns.

Campaign finance

No candidates filed campaign finance reports with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission during the election.[9]

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Passaic Public Schools election in 2014:[8]

Deadline Event
March 4, 2014 Last day to file nominating petitions
March 10, 2014 Last day to withdraw or amend a nomination petition
March 13, 2014 Drawing of names for candidate positions on the ballot
March 26, 2014 Last day to file first campaign finance report
April 14, 2014 Last day to file second campaign finance report
April 23, 2014 Election day
May 13, 2014 Last day to file final campaign finance report

Additional elections on the ballot

This election shared the ballot only with a successful bond measure to raise $16,818,577 for the Passaic Public Schools General Fund for the 2014-2015 school year.[10][11]

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