Rosa Perez

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Rosa Perez
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Board Member, Springfield School Committee, District 1
Term ends
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next general2017
Term limitsN/A
Rosa Perez is the District 1 member of the Springfield School Committee. Perez won the general election on November 5, 2013.



See also: Springfield Public Schools elections (2013)


Rosa Perez successfully challenged incumbent Norman Roldan in her campaign for the District 1 seat in the general election on November 5, 2013.


Springfield Public Schools, District 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRosa Perez 61.3% 1,221
     Nonpartisan Norman Roldan Incumbent 38.4% 764
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.4% 7
Total Votes 1,992
Source: City of Springfield, Massachusetts, "Springfield Vote Counts: Nov. 5 City Election Night Results," accessed December 18, 2013


Rosa Perez began the race with an existing debt of $2,594.32. She reported $2,799.32 in contributions and $3,164.05 in expenditures to the Office of Campaign and Political Finance, which left her campaign with $2,959.05 in debt.[1]


Rosa Perez did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.

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 four of them faced challengers. Barbara Gresham and Christopher Collins ran unopposed to retain their District 2 and 3 seats, respectively. Denise M. Hurst and Antonette E. Pepe attempted to fend off challenges to their at-large seats from Calvin McFadden and Brenden J. Hammerle. District 1 incumbent Norman Roldan lost to newcomer Rosa Perez, and District 4 incumbent Peter M. Murphy faced a challenge from Zaida Govan.

About the district

See also: Springfield Public Schools, Massachusetts
Springfield Public Schools is located in Hampden County, Massachusetts
Springfield Public Schools is located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. The county seat of Hampden County is Springfield. According to the 2010 US Census, Hampden County is home to 465,923 residents.[2]


Hampden County under performed in comparison to the rest of Massachusetts in terms of median rates of average household income, poverty rate and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Hampden County was $48,866 compared to $65,981 for the state of Massachusetts. The poverty rate in Hampden County was 16.6% compared to 10.7% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 23.9% of Hampden County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to 38.7% in Massachusetts.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Hampden County (%) Massachusetts (%)
White 84.0 83.7
Black or African American 10.5 7.9
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 0.5
Asian 2.2 5.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 2.4 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 22.0 10.1

Party Affiliation, 2012[3]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 112,321 39.23
Republican 37,692 13.16
Green-Rainbow 338 0.12
Unaffiliated 134,536 46.99
Other 1,420 0.50

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.[4]

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