Sharon Beloin-Saavedra

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Sharon Beloin-Saavedra
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New Britain Board of Education, At-large
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 9
Board President
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 2005
Next generalNovember 2017
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Britain Common Council
High schoolNew Britain High School
Bachelor'sCentral Connecticut State University
Office website
Sharon Beloin-Saavedra is an at-large member of the New Britain Board of Education. She won re-election to the board as a Democratic candidate against five other candidates on November 5, 2013. Beloin-Saavedra first won election to the board in 2005.


Beloin-Saavedra graduated from New Britain High School in 1983. She later earned a B.A. in Political Science from Central Connecticut State University. Beloin-Saavedra was a member of the New Britain Common Council from 1989 to 1993. She served as a legislative assistant to State Senator Joseph Harper from 1991 to 1994. Beloin-Saavedra and her husband, Ed Saavedra, have three children.[1]



See also: New Britain Public Schools elections (2013)

Beloin-Saavedra won re-election to the board against five other candidates on November 5, 2013.

New Britain Public Schools, General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJudy Greco Incumbent 17.9% 4,193
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSharon Beloin-Saavedra Incumbent 17.6% 4,122
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Davis 16.6% 3,879
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNick Mercier 16.4% 3,847
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDaisy Sanchez 16.1% 3,762
     Republican Stacey Rosado 15.5% 3,621
Total Votes 23,424
Source: Connecticut Secretary of State, "Municipal Elections - November 5, 2013," accessed December 17, 2013


Sharon Beloin-Saavedra did not report any contributions or expenditures to the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission.

Campaign themes


Beloin-Saavedra provided the following reasons for her 2013 re-election campaign in the New Britain City Journal:[2]

"I am seeking re-election to a third term on the New Britain Board of Education because I believe deeply in urban education. Education is the great equalizer in life. It levels the playing field of opportunity. I would like to continue working with Mr. Cooper in an effort to change the trajectory of student achievement. A process that began this year with the recapturing of instructional hours, commitment to meaningful time on task, simplification of initiatives, equalizing the academic offerings for our students through the new neighborhood school model and successfully advocating for and receiving funds for new technology and textbooks. We have successfully reduced class size and increased the number of classroom teachers in our district. My role as President of the BOE is to work closely with the Superintendent and collaborate on ideas while working on policy and budgets. I am proud of the search process that led to the hiring of Mr. Cooper."

What was at stake?

Five seats were at stake. Incumbent Democrats Sharon Beloin-Saavedra and Judy Greco were on the ballot. Both candidates were successful in their re-election bids. The New Britain Democratic Town Committee endorsed newcomer Daisy Sanchez for the 2013 election, who also won a seat on the board. Daniel Davis, Nick Mercier and Stacey Rosado received the endorsement of the New Britain Republican Town Committee. Only Rosado did not win a seat on the board. Current members Paul Carver, Anthony Kane and Luisa Leal did not file for re-election.

About the district

See also: New Britain Public Schools, Connecticut
New Britain Public Schools is located in Hartford County, Connecticut
New Britain Public Schools is located in Hartford County in central Connecticut. The population of New Britain was 73,206 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[3]


New Britain lags behind the rest of Connecticut based on median income, poverty levels and higher education achievement. The 2010 U.S. Census found the median income in New Britain was $39,838 while the state median income was $69,243. The city's poverty rate was 20.9% compared to the state's 9.5% poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (17.5%) was lower than the state average (35.7%).[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race New Britain (%) Connecticut (%)
White 63.6 77.6
Black or African American 13 10.1
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.3
Asian 24 3.8
Two or More Races 4.2 2.6
Hispanic or Latino 36.8 13.4

Presidential Voting Pattern[4]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 76.3 22.7
2008 74.5 24.2
2004 67 31.1
2000 69.5 25.3

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, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[5]

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