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|Danbury Board of Education, At-large|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November 2017|
Pietrafesa currenetly serves as the co-president of the Danbury Citywide Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO).
- See also: Danbury Public Schools elections (2013)
Pietrafesa won election to the board against seven other candidates on November 5, 2013. He ran as part of a Republican slate including incumbents Eileen Alberts and Gary Falkenthal as well as challengers Charles Alpuche and Michael Ferguson.
|Danbury Public Schools, General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Republican||Eileen Alberts Incumbent||15.8%||6,834|
|Democratic||Kathleen Molinaro Incumbent||12.9%||5,593|
|Republican||Gary Falkenthal Incumbent||11.7%||5,061|
|Democratic||Richard Jannelli Incumbent||11.2%||4,851|
|Source: Connecticut Secretary of State, "Municipal Elections - November 5, 2013," accessed December 17, 2013|
Ralph Pietrafesa has not reported any contributions or expenditures to the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission.
What was at stake?
Five seats were at stake. Incumbents Eileen Alberts (R), Gary Falkenthal (R), Richard Jannelli (D) and Kathleen Molinaro (R) were on the ballot. Only Falkenthal lost his re-election bid. The Danbury Republican Town Committee endorsed a slate of five candidates in 2013 while the Democratic Town Committee endorsed three candidates.
About the district
- See also: Danbury Public Schools, Connecticut
Danbury underperformed the state average for higher education achievement as measured by the 2010 U.S. Census. The percentage of Danbury residents over 25 years old with Bachelor's degrees (31.0%) fell below the state average (36.2%). The median household income in Danbury was $66,281 while the state median income was $69,519. The U.S. Census also found that the poverty rate in Danbury was 10.1% while the state rate was 10.0%.
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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- Danbury Daily Voice, "Council Passes Danbury Mayor's $227 Million Budget," May 8, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Danbury," accessed January 14, 2014
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Election Results," accessed October 14, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014