Waukesha School District elections (2014)

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2014 Waukesha School District Elections

General Election date:
April 1, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
See also
Waukesha School District
Waukesha County, Wisconsin ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Wisconsin
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Three seats on the Waukesha School Board were up for general election on April 1, 2014. Incumbents Barbara Brzenk, Joseph Como, Jr. and Karin Rajnicek won re-election to the board without opposition.

About the district

See also: Waukesha School District, Wisconsin
Waukesha School District is located in Waukesha, Wisconsin
Waukesha School District is located in Waukesha, Wisconsin, which is the county seat of Waukesha County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Waukesha is home to 70,920 residents.[1] Waukesha School District is the seventh-largest school district in Wisconsin, serving 13,796 students during the 2010-11 school year.[2]


Waukesha outperformed the rest of Wisconsin in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 33.8% of Waukesha residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.4% for Wisconsin as a whole. The median household income in Waukesha was $58,070 compared to $52,627 for the state of Wisconsin. The poverty rate in Waukesha was 10.4% compared to 12.5% for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2010[1]
Race Waukesha (%) Wisconsin (%)
White 88.1 86.2
Black or African American 2.3 6.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 1.0
Asian 3.5 2.3
Two or More Races 2.1 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 12.1 5.9

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[3]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 32.3 66.7
2008 36.6 62.3
2004 31.9 67.2
2000 31.5 65.3

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] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

Method of board member selection

The Waukesha School Board 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 Waukesha School Board 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 Waukesha County Clerk by January 7, 2014.[5]




Election results

Barbara Brzenk, Joseph Como, Jr. and Karin Rajnicek won by default due to the lack of opposition by the January 7 deadline.


No candidate received an endorsement in this election.

Campaign finance

As of February 10, 2014, 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 Waukesha School District election in 2014:[10][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 Waukesha School Board race shared the ballot with other local and county races. Residents of Waukesha voted for mayor, city attorney, municipal judge and seven seats on the Common Council. The ballot included races for the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors and two seats on the Wisconsin Circuit Court.[11][12]

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