Suzanne DiVito Simonelli

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Suzanne Simonelli
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Board member, Downingtown Area School District, Region 6
Member
Term ends
2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 2009
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionFinancial Director
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Suzanne Simonelli is the Region 6 representative on the Downingtown Area school board. She was initially elected to the chamber in 2009 and sought re-election on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Simonelli has lived in Downingtown for 17 years. She is married and has two children. Prior to serving on the school board, she held office on the East Ward Elementary Home and School Association for three years. Simonelli is currently the Financial Director for Countryside Consulting, LLC.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Downingtown Area School District elections (2013)

Opposition

Simonelli ran against Dawn Richter in the general election on November 5, 2013. Simonelli won the Republican nomination in the primary on May 21, 2013.

Results

Downingtown Area School District, Region 6 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSuzanne Divito Simonelli Incumbent 57.8% 487
     Democrat Dawn Richter 42.2% 356
Total Votes 843
Source: Chester County, Pennsylvania, "Summary Report," accessed December 13, 2013


Downingtown Area School District Region 6 Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSuzanne Divito Simonelli 56.9% 156
     Republican Dawn C. Richter 43.1% 118
     Republican Write-In 0% 0
Total Votes 274
Source: Chester County Election Results


Downingtown Area School District Region 6 Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngDawn C. Richter 56.3% 85
     Democrat Suzanne Divito Simonelli 42.4% 64
     Democrat Write-In 1.3% 2
Total Votes 151
Source: Chester County Election Results


Funding

Simonelli reported no contributions or expenditures to the Pennsylvania Department of State.[2]

Endorsements

Simonelli did not receive any endorsements for her campaign.


What was at stake?

Four seats on the Downingtown Area School Board were at stake in the November election, including Barbara Hurt-Simmons' Vice President seat. Incumbents Simonelli, Barbara Hurt-Simmons and Bob Yorczyk sought re-election. The new board will need to address continuing financial challenges in the district.

About the district

See also: Downingtown Area School District, Pennsylvania
Downingtown Area School District is located in Chester County, Pennsylvania
Downingtown Area School District is located in Chester County, which is in southeastern Pennsylvania. The county is home to 506,575 residents.[3]

Demographics

The county outperforms the state in median household income, poverty rate, and higher education. According to the 2010 Census, the median household income in Chester County is $86,264 compared to Pennsylvania's statewide median of $51,651. The rate of residents below the poverty level in Chester County is 6.1% while the state rate is 12.6%. The percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher in Chester County is 48.1% compared to the state average of 26.7%.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Chester County (%) Pennsylvania (%)
White 87.7 83.5
Black or African American 6.4 11.4
American Indian and Alaska Native .3 0.3
Asian 4.0 2.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.6 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 6.7 6.1

Presidential Voting Pattern[4]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 49.2 49.7
2008 54.0 45.0
2004 52.0 43.7
2000 53.3 43.7


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.[5]

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