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Pocono Mountain School District elections (2013)

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2013 Pocono Mountain School District Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Pennsylvania
Pocono Mountain School District
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Five seats on the Pocono Mountain School Board were up for election on November 5, 2013. The candidate field was narrowed in a primary election held on May 21, 2013.

Annabella Lastowski, Dawn Wood, John Coyle and Ricky D. Smith ran unopposed and won the four Region 1 and Region 2 seats. Michael A. Stern defeated Leigh Stelzer for the Region 3 seat.

About the district

See also: Pocono Mountain School District, Pennsylvania
Pocono Mountain School District is located in Monroe County, Pennsylvania
Pocono Mountain School District is located in Monroe County in eastern Pennsylvania. Monroe County is home to 168,798 residents.[1]

Demographics

The county outperforms the rest of Pennsylvania based on average household income and poverty rate, but underperforms in higher education achievement. According to the 2010 Census, the median household income in Monroe County is $57,700 compared to Pennsylvania's statewide median of $51,651. The poverty rate in Monroe County is 11.3% while the state average is 12.6%. The percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher in Monroe County is 23.3% while the percentage in Pennsylvania overall is 26.7%.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Monroe County (%) Pennsylvania (%)
White 80.8 83.5
Black or African American 14.2 11.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.3
Asian 2.3 2.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.2 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 13.5 6.1

Presidential Voting Pattern[2]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 56.4 42.3
2008 58.0 41.0
2004 49.7 49.6
2000 49.6 46.8

Method of board member selection

The Pocono Mountain School Board consists of nine members elected to four-year terms. The members of the board are elected by voters in three regions. The primary election for the Pocono Mountain School Board was held on May 21, 2013 and the general election was held on November 5, 2013. Five seats were up for election on November 5, 2013 and the remaining four seats are up for election in November 3, 2015.

Elections

2013

Candidates

Election results

Pocono Mountain School District, Region 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Cross filed Green check mark transparent.pngAnnabella Lastowski 52% 2,282
     Cross filed Green check mark transparent.pngDawn Wood 48% 2,106
Total Votes 4,388
Source: Monroe County, "Monroe County Election Results Municipal Election," accessed December 14, 2013


Pocono Mountain School District, Region 2 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Cross filed Green check mark transparent.pngRicky Smith Incumbent 51.2% 1,543
     Cross filed Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Coyle Incumbent 48.8% 1,473
Total Votes 3,016
Source: Monroe County, "Monroe County Election Results Municipal Election," accessed December 14, 2013


Pocono Mountain School District, Region 3 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Stern 53% 817
     Republican Leigh Stelzer 47% 724
Total Votes 1,541
Source: Monroe County, "Monroe County Election Results Municipal Election," accessed December 14, 2013

Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Pennsylvania Department of State[3]

Endorsements

No candidates have received any official endorsements.

Past elections

What was at stake?

Five seats were at stake in the November 5 election. Ricky D. Smith and John Coyle were the only incumbents seeking re-election. Region 1 representative Ed Mayotte bid for re-election ended following a loss in the primary.

Key deadlines

The following were key deadlines for the Pocono Mountain School Board election.

Deadline Event
February 19, 2013 First day for filing nominating petitions
March 12, 2013 Last day to file nominating petitions
March 27, 2013 Last day to withdraw from ballot
May 21, 2013 Primary election day
August 1, 2013 Last day to circulate and file nomination papers nominating independent candidates
August 8, 2013 Last day for candidates who have filed nomination papers to withdraw
August 12, 2013 Last day for candidates nominated at the Primary to withdraw
August 22, 2013 Last day to file substituted nominations
September 16, 2013 First day to receive Official Absentee Ballot Applications
October 7, 2013 Last day an elector may register to vote or make change to their voting record to be eligible for the General Election
November 1, 2013 Last day to receive Official Absentee Ballots in County Board of Elections by 5:00 PM
November 5, 2013 Election day

Additional elections on the ballot

In addition to the school board race, residents of Pocono Public School District had statewide, countywide, and local items on the ballot. They voted on a Judge of the Superior Court in a statewide race. Additionally, they voted for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Jury Commissioner, and various Magisterial District Judges. There was also mayoral, treasurer, coroner, council member, tax collector, judge of elections, and inspector of elections races on the ballot.[4]

See also

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