Phyllis Fields

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Phyllis Fields
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Board member, Upper Darby School Board
Former candidate
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Phyllis Fields was a Democratic candidate for an at-large seat on the Upper Darby School Board in Pennsylvania. She lost her election bid during the general election on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Fields and her husband, Bill, have three adult children who attended district schools.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Upper Darby School District elections (2013)

Opposition

Fields lost election against seven other opponents during the general election on November 5, 2013.

Election results

General election
Upper Darby School District, At-large, Four-year term, November 5, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMaureen E. Carey Incumbent 13.4% 6,935
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRachel Mitchell 13.2% 6,871
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEarl Toole Incumbent 12.7% 6,574
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngManjit Singh 12.7% 6,567
     Democratic Stacey Hawley 12.5% 6,495
     Democratic Phyllis Fields 12.2% 6,322
     Republican John McMullan 11.7% 6,055
     Republican Rose G. Conley 11.7% 6,051
Total Votes 51,870
Source: Delaware County Election Bureau, "Municipal Election 2013 Results," accessed January 30, 2014
Primary
Upper Darby School District, Republican primary, Four-year term, May 21, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMaureen E. Carey Incumbent 21.5% 2,455
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEarl Toole Incumbent 20.3% 2,309
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRose G. Conley 19.3% 2,205
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn McMullan 16.2% 1,851
     Republican Rachel Mitchell 9.1% 1,042
     Republican Stacey Hawley 7.6% 868
     Republican Phyllis Fields 3.8% 436
     Republican Tyra Virden 2% 227
     Republican Write-in votes 0% 3
Total Votes 11,396
Source: Delaware County Election Bureau, "Municipal Primary 2013," accessed January 30, 2014


Upper Darby School District, Democratic primary, Four-year term, May 21, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRachel Mitchell 18.9% 1,234
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngStacey Hawley 18.8% 1,230
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngManjit Singh 18.8% 1,228
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPhyllis Fields 14.1% 923
     Democratic Rose G. Conley 8.1% 529
     Democratic Maureen E. Carey Incumbent 7.2% 471
     Democratic John McMullan 5.2% 339
     Democratic Earl Toole Incumbent 4.8% 316
     Democratic Tyra Virden 4.1% 270
     Democratic Write-in votes 0.1% 6
Total Votes 6,546
Source: Delaware County Election Bureau, "Municipal Primary 2013," accessed January 30, 2014

Funding

Fields reported no campaign contributions or expenditures to the Pennsylvania Secretary of State.[2]

Endorsements

Fields received no published endorsements during this election.

Campaign themes

2013

Fields discussed her campaign themes in an interview with the Upper Darby Parent Coalition:[1]

  • Music and arts program – These are important for our children to compete in a global economy.
  • Class size – Smaller sizes for better education.
  • Less testing – Teaching to the test must end.

What was at stake?

The board welcomed two new members after the November 5 general election. Vince Gordon did not file for re-election in 2013 while fellow incumbent Rose G. Conley was defeated in the election. Democrats Rachel Mitchell and Manjit Singh joined the board, replacing Republican members Gordon and Conley.[3]

About the district

See also: Upper Darby School District, Pennsylvania
Upper Darby School District is located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Upper Darby School District serves K-12 students in Upper Darby, a township in eastern Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The population of Delaware County was 558,972 according to the 2010 U.S. Census[4]

Demographics

Delaware County outperformed the rest of the state in terms of educational achievement based on the 2010 U.S. Census. The percentage of residents over 25 years old with a Bachelor's degree (34.9%) was higher than the state of Pennsylvania (27.0%). The median household income in Delaware County was $64,242 compared to the state median income of $52,267. Delaware County had a poverty rate of 9.8% while the state of Pennsylvania had a poverty rate of 13.1%.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2010[4]
Race Delaware County (%) Pennsylvania (%)
White 72.3 83.5
Black or African American 20.6 11.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.3
Asian 5.1 3.0
Two or More Races 1.8 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 3.2 6.1

Party affiliation, 2014
Party Registered voters  % of Total
Democratic 170,576 44.1
Republican 169,571 43.8
No affiliation 22,600 5.8
Libertarian 1,558 0.4

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.[5]

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