Sylvia Wilson

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Sylvia Wilson
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Board member, Pittsburgh Public Schools
Member
Term ends
November 2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCarnegie Mellon University
Master'sUniversity of Pittsburgh
Personal
ProfessionRetired teacher
Sylvia Wilson holds the District 1 seat on the Pittsburgh school board. She first won election to the board on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Wilson is Assistant to the President of the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers and has been Secretary of the Executive board since 1979. She earned her B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1972 and her M.A. of education from the University of Pittsburgh in 1976. Wilson taught elementary school in the Pittsburgh Public School System for 26 years. She has been an active volunteer with community youth baseball and football organizations. Wilson serves on the Allegheny County Sanitation Authority Board as the joint city-county appointee and is an active member in many other organizations throughout the Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and the state of Pennsylvania.[1]

Elections

See also: Pittsburgh Public Schools elections (2013)

Opposition

Wilson ran unopposed for the District 1 seat on the school board on November 5, 2013.

Results

Pittsburgh Public Schools, District 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Cross filed Green check mark transparent.pngSylvia Wilson 99.4% 3,876
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.6% 22
Total Votes 3,898
Source: Allegheny County


Pittsburgh Public Schools District 1 Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSylvia Wilson 97% 129
     Republican Write-In 3% 4
Total Votes 133
Source: "Allegheny County Election Results, "2013 Primary Results," accessed September 30, 2013


Pittsburgh Public Schools District 1 Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngSylvia Wilson 82.1% 2,492
     Democrat Lucille Prater-Holiday 17.4% 529
     Democrat Write-In 0.5% 15
Total Votes 3,036
Source: "Allegheny County Election Results, "2013 Primary Results," accessed September 30, 2013


Campaign finance

Wilson reported $3,138.51 in contributions and $1,106.55 in expenditures to the Allgheny County Election Division, which left her campaign with $2,031.96 on hand.[2]

Endorsements

Wilson did not received any official endorsements for her campaign.

What was at stake?

Five seats on the Pittsburgh Public School Board were at stake in the election. The only incumbent running for re-election was Thomas Sumpter, making it the largest turnover Pittsburgh Public Schools had experienced in many years.

About the district

See also: Pittsburgh Public Schools, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Public Schools is located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Public Schools is located in Allegheny County in western Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh has a population of 306,211.[3]

Demographics

The city outperforms the state in education and underperforms in median household income. According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents in Pittsburgh with a high school degree (88.8%) is higher than the state of Pennsylvania (87.9%) and the percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher is higher in Pittsburgh (34.4%) compared to the state overall (26.7%). The median household income in Pittsburgh is $37,161 compared to Pennsylvania's statewide median of $51,651.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Bucks County (%) Pennsylvania (%)
White 66.0 83.5
Black or African American 26.1 11.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.3
Asian 4.4 2.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Z 0.1
Two or More Races 2.5 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 2.3 6.1

Presidential Voting Pattern[4]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 56.6 42.2
2008 57.0 42.2
2004 57.2 42.1
2000 40.4

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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