Vincent Sherpinsky

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Vincent Sherpinsky
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Board member, North Penn School District
Member
Term ends
2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTemple University
Master'sSt. Joseph's University
Personal
ProfessionHigh school business teacher
Websites
Campaign website
Vincent Sherpinsky is a member of the North Penn school board. He was initially elected in 1997 and won re-election in a general election on November 5, 2013. Sherpinsky is currently the board president.

Biography

Sherpinsky is a high school business teacher. He received his B.A.A in business Administration from Temple University and got his master's in instructional technology from Saint Joseph's University. Sherpinsky has volunteered in district schools, as well as serving on the Coordinating Council as the representative from a local elementary school. Prior to becoming a member of the Board, he served on the District’s Long-range Strategic Planning Committee. Sherpinsky is also a former member of the Board or Directors for the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit and the Joint Operating Committee for Northern Montco Technical Career Center.[1]

Elections

See also: North Penn School District elections (2013)

2013

Opposition

Sherpinsky ran for an at-large seat on the school board on November 5, 2013 against Murali Balaji, Josie Charnock, Timothy S. Kerr, Alex Ryabin, Tina Stoll, Paul Edelman, Jr., and Frank O'Donnell.[2]

Election results

North Penn School District General Election, At-large, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJosie Charnock 13.5% 7,913
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy S. Kerr Incumbent 13.4% 7,895
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank O'Donnell Incumbent 13.1% 7,665
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVincent Sherpinsky Incumbent 13% 7,626
     Democrat Tina Stoll 12.3% 7,236
     Democrat Paul Edelman, Jr. 12% 7,052
     Democrat Alex Ryabin 11.5% 6,782
     Democrat Murali Balaji 11.1% 6,539
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0% 16
Total Votes 58,724
Source: Montgomery County 2013 General Election Results," accessed December 13, 2013


North Penn School District Democratic Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngTina Stoll 22.6% 1,950
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Edelman, Jr. 20.5% 1,764
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngAlex Ryabin 18.3% 1,581
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngMurali Balaji 18.1% 1,560
     Democrat Frank O'Donnell 5.8% 499
     Democrat Vincent Sherpinsky 4.8% 414
     Democrat Timothy S. Kerr 4.9% 426
     Democrat Josie Charnock 5% 430
Total Votes 8,624
Source: "The Knight Crier," "School Board Primary Election Results," accessed September 19, 2013


North Penn School District Republican Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy S. Kerr 20.1% 2,239
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank O'Donnell 18.4% 2,049
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVincent Sherpinsky 18.3% 2,036
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJosie Charnock 17.7% 1,968
     Republican Tina Stoll 9.2% 1,025
     Republican Paul Edelman, Jr. 6.9% 774
     Republican Alex Ryabin 4.8% 536
     Republican Murali Balaji 4.7% 521
Total Votes 11,148
Source: "The Knight Crier," "School Board Primary Election Results," accessed September 19, 2013


Funding

Sherpinsky reported no contributions or expenditures to the Montgomery County Voter Services department.[3]

Endorsements

Sherpinsky was endorsed by the Lansdale Republican Club.[4]

2009

North Penn School District General Election, 4-year term, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngFrank O'Donnell 23.6% 12,509
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngVincent Sherpinsky 22.8% 12,059
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy Kerr 15.2% 8,063
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Sullivan 15% 7,945
     Democrat Alex Ryabin 12.5% 6,635
     Democrat Donald Litman 10.7% 5,668
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0% 25
Total Votes 52,904
Source: "Montgomery County, PA," "2009 General Election" accessed September 20, 2013

Campaign themes

Sherpinsky identified the following campaign themes on his website for 2013:[5]

Maintaining quality schools

"We must maintain the quality of our public schools in order to be successful as a community. Our property values are directly affected by the quality of our schools. Finding responsible ways to fund the needs of our schools, providing quality programs, and at the same time, live within our means, just as we all do with our home budgets is important to the future well-being of this community.

How often have we heard from those who move to North Penn region that the reason they decided on living here is that we are known for the quality of our schools? I’ve heard it many times, and I believe that every person living in the North Penn community should have an interest in preserving the quality of our schools.

We can be proud that the North Penn School District is already on the path to making sure our students are prepared for the challenges ahead; however, we need to ensure that we are providing the leadership needed to continue the progress that has been made.

Our schools are precious gems in our community, they are invaluable, and when they succeed, our community is richer, both in the value that quality schools adds to our home prices, and in the opportunities for students that great schools will bring to our region."

Safety and security

"We would all like to think every North Penn student feels welcomed, respected and motivated to learn. When youth are connected to school, they are less likely to engage in disruptive and destructive behaviors and more likely to achieve success.

One job of the local school board is to support the district’s schools in creating environments where students and staff are safe and encouraged to succeed.

School safety requires a broad-based effort by the entire community. We need to foster a sense of community and connection among schools and those organizations and agencies that work together to enhance and sustain safe learning environments.

By adopting a comprehensive approach to addressing school safety focusing on prevention, intervention, and response, schools can increase the safety and security of students."

Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.


What was at stake?

Four seats on the North Penn School District school board were at stake, including president Vincent Sherpinsky's seat and vice president Timothy Kerr's seat. Incumbents Timothy S. Kerr, Vincent Sherpinsky, and Frank O'Donnell ran for re-election. The new board will also continue to address the ongoing charter school debate.

About the district

See also:North Penn School District, Pennsylvania

Location

North Penn School District services areas in Montgomery County
North Penn School District serves the municipalities of North Wales Borough, Lansdale Borough, Hatfield Borough, Upper Gwynedd Township, Towamencin Township, Montgomery Township, and Hatfield Township in Montgomery County. Montgomery County has a population of 808,460.[6]

Demographics

The county outperforms the state averages in education and median household income. According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents with a high school degree (92.9%) is higher than the state of Pennsylvania (87.9%) and the percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher is also higher in Montgomery County (44.4%) compared to the state overall (26.7%). The median household income in Montgomery County is $78,446 compared to Pennsylvania's statewide median of $51,651.[6]

Racial Demographics, 2012[6]
Race Montgomery County (%) Pennsylvania (%)
White 81.9 83.5
Black or African American 9.1 11.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.3
Asian 6.9 2.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.8 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 4.5 6.1

Presidential Voting Pattern[7]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 56.6 42.3
2008 60.0 39.0
2004 55.6 44.0
2000 53.4 43.8


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.[8]

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