Richard B. Starbard
|Richard B. Starbard|
|Board Member, Lynn School Committee, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November, 2009|
|Next general||November, 2015|
|High school||Lynn Vocational Technical Institute|
|Profession||Small business owner|
Richard Starbard resides in Lynn, Massachusetts. Starbard graduated from Lynn Vocational Technical Institute in 1981 and opened his own auto repair business two years later, which is now Rick's Auto Collision, Inc. In 1996, he became certified as a vocational instructor and taught at Lynn Vocational Technical Institute for a period of time. Starbard has served for 12 years on the Massachusetts Auto Body Association board and for 10 years on the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Massachusetts board, in addition to serving as the president of the national Alliance of Automotive Service Providers.
- See also: Lynn Public Schools elections (2013)
Richard Starbard and his fellow incumbents defeated challengers Stanley H. Wotring, Jr., Lorraine Gately and Melissa L. Romaniello to win six at-large seats in the general election on November 5, 2013.
|Lynn Public Schools, At-large General Election, 2-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Donna M. Coppola Incumbent||15.4%||7,314|
|Nonpartisan||Patricia M. Capano Incumbent||13.7%||6,481|
|Nonpartisan||Charlie N. Gallo Incumbent||13.7%||6,478|
|Nonpartisan||Richard B. Starbard Incumbent||13.3%||6,306|
|Nonpartisan||John E. Ford, Jr. Incumbent||12.8%||6,090|
|Nonpartisan||Maria O. Carrasco Incumbent||11.7%||5,554|
|Nonpartisan||Melissa L. Romaniello||4.2%||2,008|
|Nonpartisan||Stanley H. Wotring, Jr.||3.6%||1,695|
|Source: City of Lynn, "Election Summary Report: Municipal Election - November 5, 2013, Lynn, MA," accessed December 18, 2013|
|Lynn Public Schools, At-large Primary Election, 2-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Donna M. Coppola Incumbent||14.6%||3,546|
|Nonpartisan||John E. Ford, Jr. Incumbent||13.9%||3,365|
|Nonpartisan||Charlie N. Gallo Incumbent||13.8%||3,343|
|Nonpartisan||Patricia M. Capano Incumbent||13.4%||3,245|
|Nonpartisan||Richard B. Starbard Incumbent||13.2%||3,210|
|Nonpartisan||Maria O. Carrasco Incumbent||12.5%||3,031|
|Nonpartisan||Melissa L. Romaniello||4%||959|
|Nonpartisan||Stanley H. Wotring, Jr.||3.2%||780|
|Source: City of Lynn, "Election Summary Report: Primary Election - September 17, 2013," accessed September 20, 2013|
Richard Starbard began the race with an existing account balance of $1,605.87 from his previous campaigns. He reported $11,230.00 in contributions and $9,841.91 in expenditures to the Lynn Elections Office, which left his campaign with $2,993.96 on hand.
Richard Starbard did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.
|Lynn Public Schools, At-large General Election, 2-year term, 2011|
|Nonpartisan||Richard B. Starbard Incumbent||14.1%||4,770|
|Nonpartisan||Charlie N. Gallo||13.8%||4,666|
|Nonpartisan||Patricia M. Capano Incumbent||12.8%||4,339|
|Nonpartisan||John E. Ford, Jr. Incumbent||12.4%||4,199|
|Nonpartisan||Donna M. Coppola Incumbent||12.1%||4,100|
|Nonpartisan||Maria O. Carrasco Incumbent||11.8%||3,971|
|Nonpartisan||Vincent J. Spirito Incumbent||11.4%||3,851|
|Nonpartisan||Dolores J. DiFillipo||11.3%||3,810|
|Source: City of Lynn, "Election Summary Report: Municipal Election - November 8, 2011," accessed September 20, 2013|
Starbard's campaign website listed safety, advocacy for parents and children, vocational education and failing schools as his primary campaign themes.
What was at stake?
There were six seats on the school board up for election on November 5, 2013. All six incumbents sought re-election to the board and won, defeating the three challengers: Lorraine Gately, Melissa L. Romaniello and Stanley H. Wotring, Jr. In the September 17 primary, all of the top six vote recipients were incumbents.
About the district
- See also: Lynn 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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- Elect Rick Starbard, "About Rick," accessed September 20, 2013
- City of Lynn, "Campaign Finance Report Archive | 2013 - 2010," accessed December 20, 2013
- Elect Rick Starbard, "Thoughts & Ideas," accessed September 20, 2013
- City of Lynn, "Election Summary Report: Primary Election - September 17, 2013," accessed September 20, 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