Robert J. Gignac
|Robert J. Gignac|
|Board Member, Lowell School Committee, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November, 2011|
|High school||Lowell High School|
|Bachelor's||University of Massachusetts at Lowell|
Robert Gignac resides in Lowell, Massachusetts. He graduated from Lowell High School before earning a Bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell in 2011. For nearly two years, Gignac served as the Commissioner of the City of Lowell Taxi & Livery Commission. He is currently employed as a staff accountant for the Career Center of Lowell. Gignac also serves as a member of the Lowell Telecommunications Corporation board of directors.
- See also: Lowell Public Schools elections (2013)
Robert J. Gignac unsuccessfully ran for re-election against six other candidates to one of six at-large seats in the general election on November 5, 2013.
|Lowell Public Schools, At-large General Election, 2-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||James D. Leary Incumbent||15.9%||6,418|
|Nonpartisan||David J. Conway Incumbent||15.8%||6,366|
|Nonpartisan||Connie A. Martin Incumbent||13.7%||5,518|
|Nonpartisan||Kimberly A. Scott Incumbent||13.4%||5,385|
|Nonpartisan||Kristin Ross-Sitawich Incumbent||13.1%||5,262|
|Nonpartisan||Robert J. Gignac Incumbent||12.1%||4,881|
|Source: The City of Lowell, "2013 Municipal Election Results (*Official*)," accessed December 18, 2013|
Robert J. Gignac began the race with an existing account balance of $101.97 from his previous campaign. He reported $5,305.80 in contributions and $3,145.70 in expenditures to the Lowell Election and Census Office, which left his campaign with $2,262.07 on hand.
Robert J. Gignac received an endorsement for his campaign from the Lowell Sun.
|Lowell Public Schools, At-large General Election, 2-year term, 2011|
|Nonpartisan||Kimberly A. Scott||15%||5,104|
|Nonpartisan||David J. Conway Incumbent||14.1%||4,808|
|Nonpartisan||James D. Leary Incumbent||13.4%||4,543|
|Nonpartisan||Robert J. Gignac||11.7%||3,970|
|Nonpartisan||Connie A. Martin Incumbent||10.7%||3,635|
|Nonpartisan||Jaqueline Doherty Incumbent||10.5%||3,556|
|Nonpartisan||Alison Laraba Incumbent||10.1%||3,419|
|Source: City of Lowell Election and Census Office, "2011 Municipal Election Results," accessed September 16, 2013|
What was at stake?
There were six seats on the school board up for election on November 5, 2013. Incumbents David J. Conway, Robert J. Gignac, James D. Leary, Connie A. Martin, Kristin Ross-Sitcawich and Kimberly A. Scott sought re-election to the board. They faced a single challenger, Steven Gendron. Gendron ended up coming in second place, with Gignac losing his spot on the board.
About the district
- See also: Lowell Public Schools, Massachusetts
Middlesex County outperformed the rest of Massachusetts in terms of its poverty rate, median rates of average household income and higher education achievement in 2011. The poverty rate in Middlesex County was 7.7% compared to 10.7% for the entire state. The median household income in Middlesex County was $79,691 compared to $65,981 for the state of Massachusetts. The US Census also found that 49.8% of Middlesex 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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- Facebook, "Robert J. Gignac," attended September 16, 2013
- LinkedIn, "Robert J. Gignac," accessed September 16, 2013
- The City of Lowell, "Campaign Finance Reports - 2013," accessed December 23, 2013
- Lowell Sun, "On board with Gendron on School Committee," October 29, 2013
- Come to Lowell, "Lowell Election Central," accessed September 16, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Middlesex County, Massachusetts," accessed September 10, 2013
- Massachusetts Secretary of State, “Enrollment Breakdown as of 2/15/2012,” accessed September 10, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014