Sheboygan Area School District elections (2014)

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2014 Sheboygan Area School District Elections

General Election date:
April 1, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Wisconsin
Sheboygan Area School District
Sheboygan County, Wisconsin ballot measures
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Three seats on the Sheboygan Board of Education were up for general election on April 1, 2014. Incumbents David Gallianetti, Jennifer Pothast and Larry Samet won re-election to the board without opposition.

About the district

See also: Sheboygan Area School District, Wisconsin
Sheboygan Area School District is located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Sheboygan Area School District is located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, which is the county seat of Sheboygan County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Sheboygan is home to 48,895 residents.[1] Sheboygan Area School District is the tenth-largest school district in Wisconsin, serving 10,124 students during the 2010-11 school year.[2]

Demographics

Sheboygan underperformed in comparison to the rest of Wisconsin in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 18.7 percent of Sheboygan residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.4 percent for Wisconsin as a whole. The median household income in Sheboygan was $42,549 compared to $52,627 for the state of Wisconsin. The poverty rate in Sheboygan was 12.9 percent compared to 12.5 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2010[1]
Race Sheboygan (%) Wisconsin (%)
White 82.5 86.2
Black or African American 1.8 6.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 1.0
Asian 9.0 2.3
Two or More Races 2.5 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 9.9 5.9

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[3]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 44.5 54.3
2008 48.9 49.5
2004 44.0 55.0
2000 42.6 53.7

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.[4]

Method of board member selection

The Sheboygan Board of Education consists of nine members elected at-large to three-year terms. There was no primary election and the general election was held on April 1, 2014. Three seats are up for election each April.

Candidates for the Board of Education must be 18 years old, citizens of the United States and residents of the district at least 10 days before the election. Each candidate submitted at least 100 valid signatures to the Sheboygan County Clerk by January 7, 2014.[5]

Elections

2014

Candidates

  • David Gallianetti Green check mark transparent.png
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, Lakeland College
    • Director of communications, Lakeland College
  • Jennifer Pothast Green check mark transparent.png
    • Incumbent
    • Stay-at-home mom
  • Larry Samet Green check mark transparent.png
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, Lakeland College
    • Social worker, Sheboygan County Health and Human Services

Election results

Sheboygan Area School District, At-large General Election, 3-year term, April 1, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Gallianetti Incumbent 32.1% 1,884
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJennifer Pothast Incumbent 31.8% 1,868
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Samet Incumbent 30.5% 1,792
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 5.6% 326
Total Votes 5,870
Source: Sheboygan County Clerk, "Contests By Reporting Unit For County Use," April 1, 2014

Endorsements

No candidate received an endorsement in this election.

Campaign finance

No candidate filed a campaign finance report with the district office. State law allows candidates to claim exempt status from campaign finance reporting if contributions and expenditures do not exceed $1,000 during a calendar year.[6]

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Sheboygan Area School District election in 2014:[7][5]

Deadline Event
December 1, 2013 First day to circulate nominating petitions
January 7, 2014 Last day to submit nominating petitions to county clerk
March 24, 2014 Last day to file pre-election campaign finance report
April 1, 2014 Election day
July 21, 2014 Last day to file continuing campaign finance report

Additional elections on the ballot

The Sheboygan Board of Education election shared the ballot with other local and county elections. Residents of Sheboygan voted for seats on the Sheboygan Common Council and Sheboygan County Board of Supervisors.[8]

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