West Allis-West Milwaukee School District elections (2014)

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2014 West Allis-West Milwaukee 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
West Allis-West Milwaukee School District
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Wisconsin
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Three seats on the West Allis-West Milwaukee Board of Education were up for general election on April 1, 2014. Dan Bailey, Gail Radonski and Diane Narlock defeated Kristi Bonaparte in the election.

About the district

See also: West Allis-West Milwaukee School District, Wisconsin
West Allis-West Milwaukee School District is located in West Allis, Wisconsin
West Allis-West Milwaukee School District is located in West Allis, Wisconsin, a city located in Milwaukee County. According to the United States Census Bureau, West Allis is home to 60,732 residents.[1] West Allis-West Milwaukee School District is the 12th-largest school district in Wisconsin, serving 9,281 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[2]


West Allis underperformed in comparison to the rest of Wisconsin in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 21.0 percent of West Allis residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.4 percent for Wisconsin as a whole. The median household income in West Allis was $44,066 compared to $52,627 for the state of Wisconsin. The poverty rate in West Allis was 14.2 percent compared to 12.5 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2010[1]
Race West Allis (%) Wisconsin (%)
White 86.7 86.2
Black or African American 3.6 6.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1 1.0
Asian 2.0 2.3
Two or More Races 2.9 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 9.6 5.9

Presidential votes, 2004-2012[3]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 67.4 31.4
2008 67.0 31.3
2004 61.5 37.2

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[4][5]

Method of board member selection

The West Allis-West Milwaukee Board of Education 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 will be up for election in 2015 and another three seats will be on the ballot in 2016.[6]

Candidates for the Board of Education 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 county clerk by January 7, 2014.[7]




  • Dan BaileyGreen check mark transparent.png
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    • Contractor, HighPower Communications
  • Kristi Bonaparte Defeatedd
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, Valparaiso University
    • Quality assurance contractor
  • Diane Narlock Green check mark transparent.png
    • Secretary, District Council 48
  • Gail Radonski Green check mark transparent.png
    • Incumbent
    • Insurance referral specialist, Aurora Cardiovascular Services

Election results

West Allis-West Milwaukee School District, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, April 1, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDan Bailey Incumbent 26.9% 2,645
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngGail Radonski Incumbent 26.3% 2,587
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDiane Narlock 25.8% 2,537
     Nonpartisan Kristi Bonaparte Incumbent 20.5% 2,021
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.5% 49
Total Votes 9,839
Source: Information submitted to Ballotpedia through e-mail from LaVonne Kirchner on May 12, 2014.


No candidates received endorsements in this election.

Campaign finance

No candidates filed pre-election campaign finance reports to the school district clerk by the March 24 deadline. All candidates were exempt from state reporting requirements.[8] 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.[9]

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District election in 2014:[11][7]

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 Board of Education election shared the ballot with a race for one seat on the West Allis Common Council.[12]

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