Upper Darby School District elections (2013)

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2013 Upper Darby School District Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Pennsylvania
Upper Darby School District
Delaware County, Pennsylvania ballot measures
Pennsylvania ballot measures
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Four seats were up for election on the Upper Darby School Board. Democrats Rachel Mitchell and Manjit Singh along with Republicans Maureen E. Carey and Earl Toole defeated four challengers during the general election on November 5, 2013.

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[1]

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%.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2010[1]
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, 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.[2]

Method of board member selection

The Upper Darby School Board consists of nine members who are elected at-large to four-year terms. There was a primary election on May 21, 2013 and the general election was held on November 5, 2013. Four seats were on the ballot in 2013 and five seats will be up for election on November 3, 2015.

Candidates running in the May primary were required to file nominating petitions with the Delaware County Elections Bureau by March 12, 2013. The last day for candidates nominated in the primary to withdraw from the ballot was August 12, 2013. Voters could register for the general election through October 7, 2013. The Board of Elections allowed voters to request civilian absentee ballots until October 29, 2013 and accepted these ballots until November 1, 2013.[3]

Elections

2013

Candidates

Republican Party Maureen E. Carey

  • Incumbent
  • Graduate, Immaculata College
  • Homemaker

Republican Party Rose G. Conley

  • Graduate, West Chester University
  • Educator

Democratic Party Phyllis Fields
Democratic Party Stacey Hawley

  • Graduate, Harcum College
  • Community outreach liaison, Healthy NewsWorks

Republican Party John McMullan

  • Graduate, Temple University
  • Assistant director of community development, Upper Darby Township

Democratic Party Rachel Mitchell

  • Graduate, Eastern University and Rutgers University
  • Stay-at-home mom

Democratic Party Manjit Singh

  • Small business owner

Republican Party Earl Toole

  • Incumbent
  • Graduate, Temple University
  • Account executive, Independence Blue Cross

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

Endorsements

No candidates received endorsements during this election.

Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Pennsylvania Secretary of State.[4]

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.[5]

Key deadlines

The following table lists important dates for the Upper Darby School Board elections:[3]

Deadline Event
February 19, 2013 First day to circulate and file nomination petitions
March 12, 2013 Last day to circulate and file nominating petitions
March 27, 2013 Last day for withdrawal by candidates who filed nomination petitions
April 22, 2013 Last day to register before primary
May 14, 2013 Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot
May 17, 2013 Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee ballots
May 21, 2013 Municipal primary
May 28, 2013 Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots
August 12, 2013 Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated at the primary
October 7, 2013 Last day to register before the November election
October 29, 2013 Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot
November 1, 2013 Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee ballots
November 5, 2013 Municipal election

Additional elections on the ballot

The Upper Darby School Board elections shared the ballot with other local and county elections. Voters in Upper Darby submitted ballots for Town Council, Treasurer, Election Judge and Election Inspector seats. The ballot featured county races including five Superior Court seats, four Common Pleas Court seats, Sheriff, County Controller and Registrar of Wills.[6]

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