|Board Member, Lawrence School Committee, District E|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November, 2015|
|Appointed||September 18, 2012|
|Appointed by||Lawrence City Council|
Patricia Mariano resides in Lawrence, Massachusetts with her husband. She is the current District E member on the School Committee, which she was appointed to on September 18, 2012. Mariano began her career in 1971 as an educator for Charles Storrow Elementary School, which was a part of Lawrence Public Schools until its closing in 2007. From 2001 to her retirement in 2011, she served as principal of the Francis Leahy School in the district. During her tenure as principal, Mariano placed an emphasis on providing English language instruction to both her students and their parents. She was appointed to replace former District E member Jennifer Cooper, who denounced state-appointed Superintendent Jeffrey Riley's turnaround plans for the struggling school district. In contrast, Mariano voiced her support for the plan upon taking office.
- See also: Lawrence Public Schools elections (2013)
|Lawrence Public Schools, District E General Election, 2-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Patricia Mariano Incumbent||82.9%||2,446|
|Source: City of Lawrence, Massachusetts, "Official Election Results," accessed December 18, 2013|
|Lawrence Public Schools, District E Primary Election, 2-year term, 2013|
|Source: City of Lawrence, Massachusetts, "Preliminary Election, Lawrence, MA," accessed September 18, 2013|
As of September 18, 2013, Patricia Mariano reported $1,500.00 in contributions and $1,471.76 in expenditures to the Lawrence Election Division, which left her campaign with $28.24 on-hand.
Patricia Mariano did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.
What was at stake?
District B, C, E and F incumbents Milquicided Santos, Pavel M. Payano, Patricia Mariano and James R. Blatchford filed for re-election. Homayoun Maali, who ran unsuccessfully for the District E seat in 2011, was the only candidate challenging an incumbent, Patricia Mariano. Mariano won. Two candidates, Angel Garcia and Jeovanny Rodriguez, ran for the District D seat that Francisco Surillo has decided to vacate. Rodriguez won the open seat. No candidates filed for the District A seat until Myra Ortiz announced her write-in campaign, which was successful.
About the district
- See also: Lawrence Public Schools, Massachusetts
Essex County outperformed the rest of Massachusetts in terms of its poverty rate but under performed with regard to median rates of average household income and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Essex County was $65,785 compared to $65,981 for the state of Massachusetts. The poverty rate in Essex County was 10.6% compared to 10.7% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 36.4% of Essex 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 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
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- Keith Eddings, The Eagle-Tribune, "Former Leahy principal picked for School Committee," September 19, 2012
- Keith Eddings, The Eagle-Tribune, "City to make $200,300 in sale of school," January 7, 2011
- Keith Eddings, The Eagle-Tribune, "The field is set: Lantigua will face 5 challengers in primary," August 8, 2013
- City of Lawrence, Massachusetts, "Form CPF M 102: Campaign Finance Report Municipal Form," accessed September 18, 2013
- Keith Eddings, The Eagle-Tribune, "Ortiz enters Lawrence School Committee race as a write-in candidate," September 13, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Essex County, Massachusetts," accessed August 7, 2013
- Massachusetts Secretary of State, “Enrollment Breakdown as of 2/15/2012,” accessed August 7, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014