Patricia A. Joyce
|Patricia A. Joyce|
|Board Member, Brockton School Committee, Ward 4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November, 2005|
|Next general||November, 2015|
- See also: Brockton Public Schools elections (2013)
Patricia Joyce ran unopposed to keep her Ward 4 seat in the general election on November 5, 2013. Due to the lack of opposition, she won by default.
|Brockton Public Schools, Ward 4 General Election, 2-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Patricia A. Joyce Incumbent||99.6%||1,349|
|Source: Brockton, Massachusetts, "Mayor - City Election - November 5, 2013," accessed December 18, 2013|
Patricia Joyce began the race with an existing debt of $841.95 from her previous campaigns. She reported no contributions but $142.60 in expenditures to the Brockton Elections Commission, which left her campaign with $984.55 in debt.
Patricia Joyce did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.
|Brockton Public Schools, Ward 4 General Election, 2-year term, 2011|
|Nonpartisan||Patricia A. Joyce||99.2%||820|
|Source: Brockton Election Department, "2011 Election Results"|
What was at stake?
All seven seats on the School Committee were up for re-election in 2013. Wards 3, 5 and 7 incumbents Anthony Donegan, William Carpenter and Timothy J. Sullivan did not file for re-election. Wards 1, 4 and 6 incumbents Thomas J. Minichiello, Jr., Patricia A. Joyce and Michael P. Healy ran unopposed to retain their seats. Andrew Robinson was the only incumbent who faced a challenger, Krystel Love. If Robinson had not managed to retain his seat, a majority of the board would have been fresh faces following this election.
About the district
- See also: Brockton Public Schools, Massachusetts
Plymouth County outperformed the rest of Massachusetts in terms of its median rates of average household income and poverty but under performed with regard to higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Plymouth County was $74,698 compared to $65,981 for the state of Massachusetts. The poverty rate in Plymouth County was 7.2% compared to 10.7% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 32.9% of Plymouth County residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 38.7% in Massachusetts.
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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
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- Brockton, Massachusetts, "Current 2013 Candidate Financials," accessed December 23, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Plymouth County, Massachusetts," accessed August 2, 2013
- Massachusetts Secretary of State, “Enrollment Breakdown as of 2/15/2012,” accessed August 2, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014