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Radames Melendez

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Radames Melendez
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Board member, Lancaster School District, At-large
Member
Term ends
2017
PartyDemocrat
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Professiontherapist
Radames Melendez is an at-large member of the Lancaster school board. He first won election to the board on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Melendez was a high-school dropout who returned to school to earn a master's degree in human services. He is now a therapist at Nuestra Clinica Behavioral Heath , and is working on his doctorate.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Lancaster School District, Pennsylvania election (2013)

Opposition

Melendez ran against Harvey Miller, Adam Schott, Fanny Castellanos and Paul Culbrethin the general election on November 5, 2013. Melendez won a Democratic nomination in the primary on May 21, 2013.

Results

Lancaster School District, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngHarvey Miller Incumbent 23.2% 5,571
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngRadames Melendez 22.5% 5,415
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Schott 21.8% 5,243
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngFanny Castellanos 21.1% 5,081
     Independent Paul Culbreth Incumbent 11.1% 2,674
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.3% 80
Total Votes 24,064
Source: Lancaster County Election Results, "Lancaster School District," accessed December 13, 2013


Lancaster Area School District At-large Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngHarvey Miller 97.8% 941
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngRadames Melendez 2.2% 21
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Schott 0% 0
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngFanny Castellanos 0% 0
     Democrat Write-In 0% 0
Total Votes 962
Source: Lancaster County Election Results


Lancaster Area School District At-large Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Write-In 100% 52
Total Votes 52
Source: Lancaster County Election Results


Funding

Melendez reported no contributions or expenditures to the Pennsylvania Department of State.[2]

Endorsements

Melendez was endorsed by the Lancaster County Democratic Committee.[3]

What was at stake?

Four seats on the Lancaster School Board were at stake in the election. Harvey Miller and Paul Culbreth were the only incumbents seeking re-election.

About the district

See also: Lancaster School District, Pennsylvania
Lancaster School District is located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Lancaster School District is located in Lancaster County, which is in southeastern Pennsylvania. The county is home to 526,823 residents.[4]

Demographics

The county outperforms the state in median household income and poverty rate, but underperforms the state higher education. According to the 2010 Census, the median household income in Lancaster County is $55,816 compared to Pennsylvania's statewide median of $51,651. The rate of residents below the poverty level in Lancaster County is 9.9% while the state rate is 12.6%. The percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher in Lancaster County is 23.2% compared to the state average of 26.7%.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Lancaster County (%) Pennsylvania (%)
White 91.3 83.5
Black or African American 4.5 11.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.3
Asian 2.0 2.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.7 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 9.3 6.1

Presidential Voting Pattern[5]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 39.7 58.9
2008 56.0 43.0
2004 33.6 65.8
2000 66.1 31.3


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.[6]

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