Rose G. Conley

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Rose G. Conley
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Board member, Upper Darby School Board
Former member
Term ends
November 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 1996
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWest Chester University
Master'sWest Chester University
Personal
ProfessionEducator
Websites
Office website
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Rose G. Conley was a Republican at-large member of the Upper Darby School Board in Pennsylvania. She first won election to the board in 1996. Conley lost her re-election bid during the general election on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Conley earned a B.S. in Education from West Chester University. She later received a Master's degree in Reading from West Chester University. Conley has worked as a public school teacher in Upper Darby as well as a professor of graduate studies as Penn State University. She and her husband, Arthur, have one adult child.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Upper Darby School District elections (2013)

Opposition

Conley lost re-election against seven other opponents during the general election on November 5, 2013.

Election results

General election
Upper Darby School District, At-large, Four-year term, November 5, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMaureen E. Carey Incumbent 13.4% 6,935
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRachel Mitchell 13.2% 6,871
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEarl Toole Incumbent 12.7% 6,574
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngManjit Singh 12.7% 6,567
     Democratic Stacey Hawley 12.5% 6,495
     Democratic Phyllis Fields 12.2% 6,322
     Republican John McMullan 11.7% 6,055
     Republican Rose G. Conley 11.7% 6,051
Total Votes 51,870
Source: Delaware County Election Bureau, "Municipal Election 2013 Results," accessed January 30, 2014
Primary
Upper Darby School District, Republican primary, Four-year term, May 21, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMaureen E. Carey Incumbent 21.5% 2,455
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEarl Toole Incumbent 20.3% 2,309
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRose G. Conley 19.3% 2,205
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn McMullan 16.2% 1,851
     Republican Rachel Mitchell 9.1% 1,042
     Republican Stacey Hawley 7.6% 868
     Republican Phyllis Fields 3.8% 436
     Republican Tyra Virden 2% 227
     Republican Write-in votes 0% 3
Total Votes 11,396
Source: Delaware County Election Bureau, "Municipal Primary 2013," accessed January 30, 2014


Upper Darby School District, Democratic primary, Four-year term, May 21, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRachel Mitchell 18.9% 1,234
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngStacey Hawley 18.8% 1,230
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngManjit Singh 18.8% 1,228
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPhyllis Fields 14.1% 923
     Democratic Rose G. Conley 8.1% 529
     Democratic Maureen E. Carey Incumbent 7.2% 471
     Democratic John McMullan 5.2% 339
     Democratic Earl Toole Incumbent 4.8% 316
     Democratic Tyra Virden 4.1% 270
     Democratic Write-in votes 0.1% 6
Total Votes 6,546
Source: Delaware County Election Bureau, "Municipal Primary 2013," accessed January 30, 2014

Funding

Conley reported no campaign contributions or expenditures to the Pennsylvania Secretary of State.[2]

Endorsements

Conley received no published endorsements during this election.

Campaign themes

2013

Conley discussed her campaign themes in a interview with the Upper Darby Parent Coalition:[3]

The three important areas that I see needing reform in education are (1) establishing a funding formula in the State, (2) properly funding special education in the State, and (3) redesigning charter school funding so that the funding is not taken away from our traditional public schools.

The Costing Out Study showed that Upper Darby has been shortchanged millions of dollars since 1992. Putting that formula back into practice or establishing another similar formula would generate more Basic Education Funding for Upper Darby Schools.

Our Special Education costs have risen dramatically in recent years while funding from the State has been flat. We need a formula based on the true number of students and the types of services that they are receiving in order to be properly funded for this mandate.

Charter schools are draining funds out of school districts for the traditional public schools which have been the backbone of American Education for generations. This has to stop!

What was at stake?

The board welcomed two new members after the November 5 general election. Vince Gordon did not file for re-election in 2013 while fellow incumbent Rose G. Conley was defeated in the election. Democrats Rachel Mitchell and Manjit Singh joined the board, replacing Republican members Gordon and Conley.[4]

About the district

See also: Upper Darby School District, Pennsylvania
Upper Darby School District is located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Upper Darby School District serves K-12 students in Upper Darby, a township in eastern Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The population of Delaware County was 558,972 according to the 2010 U.S. Census[5]

Demographics

Delaware County outperformed the rest of the state in terms of educational achievement based on the 2010 U.S. Census. The percentage of residents over 25 years old with a Bachelor's degree (34.9%) was higher than the state of Pennsylvania (27.0%). The median household income in Delaware County was $64,242 compared to the state median income of $52,267. Delaware County had a poverty rate of 9.8% while the state of Pennsylvania had a poverty rate of 13.1%.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2010[5]
Race Delaware County (%) Pennsylvania (%)
White 72.3 83.5
Black or African American 20.6 11.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.3
Asian 5.1 3.0
Two or More Races 1.8 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 3.2 6.1

Party affiliation, 2014
Party Registered voters  % of Total
Democratic 170,576 44.1
Republican 169,571 43.8
No affiliation 22,600 5.8
Libertarian 1,558 0.4

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[6][7]

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References

  1. Upper Darby Parent Coalition, "Rose Conley," accessed January 31, 2014
  2. PA Voter Services, "Advanced Search," accessed January 30, 2014
  3. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named coalition
  4. Delaware County News Network, "Upper Darby School Board reorganizes," December 6, 2013
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 U.S. Census Bureau, "Quick Facts: Delaware County," accessed January 30, 2014
  6. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  7. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.