|Norwalk Board of Education, At-large|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November 2017|
|Bachelor's||Albertus Magnus College|
- See also: Norwalk Public Schools elections (2013)
Mosby won election to the board against nine other candidates for four seats on November 5, 2013. She ran on the Democratic slate along with incumbent Heidi Keyes and challenger Sherelle Harris and Haroldo Williams. Mosby also appeared on the ballot as a Working Families Party candidate after receiving the party's endorsement in August 2013.
|Norwalk Public Schools, General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Democratic||Heidi Keyes Incumbent||12.2%||6,985|
|Republican||Artie Kassimis Incumbent||12.1%||6,917|
|Republican||Sue Haynie Incumbent||11.4%||6,500|
|Norwalk Community Values||Steve Colarossi Incumbent||3.6%||2,073|
|Norwalk Community Values||Andres Roman||3.1%||1,795|
|Working Families||Shirley Mosby||1.1%||610|
|Working Families||Heidi Keyes||0.9%||532|
|Source: Connecticut Secretary of State, "Municipal Elections - November 5, 2013," accessed December 17, 2013|
Shirley Mosby did not report any contributions or expenditures to the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission.
In an interview with Nancy on Norwalk, Mosby explained her campaign themes for 2013:
Improving student achievement is one of the most important challenges. I will work with the Board of Education members and the superintendent to implement the most appropriate polices to improve student achievement. We must focus on narrowing the achievement gap and ensure that all students are engaged in appropriate instruction that will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful. I will work with the BOE to determine strategies to involve parents to become our partners in closing the achievement gap.
Parental and community involvement are key and very important to improve student achievement. I was involved in PTO and parent groups from the moment my son entered Cranbury School until the day that he graduated from Norwalk High School. I enrolled in the PLTI (Parent Leadership Training Institute) classes and assisted parents to take an active part in their child’s education.
We must establish communication with the stakeholders (parents, students, administrators, community, etc.). I will work with the Board of Education to establish policies to enhance communication with our community, parents, and staff. I will be available to all, and I will listen.
After the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., I will be diligent about the safety of our students and staff, not just from possible outside intruders but safety in the classroom. I have been and will be responsive to the needs and expectations of all members of our school community.
What was at stake?
Four seats were at stake. Incumbents Steve Colarossi, Sue Haynie, Artie Kassimis and Heidi Keyes were on the ballot. Of the incumbents, only Democratic candidate Keyes and Republican candidate Kassimis won re-election to the board. The ballot featured a total of ten candidates, including four candidates each from the local Democratic and Republican Town Committees and a pair of candidates from the Norwalk Community Values Party. The Working Families Party endorsed Democratic candidates Heidi Keyes and Shirley Mosby for the November 5 election. Neither of the Norwalk Community Values Party candidates, Steve Colarossi nor Andres Roman, won election to the board.
About the district
- See also: Norwalk Public Schools, Connecticut
Norwalk outperforms the rest of Connecticut based on median income, poverty levels and higher education achievement. The 2010 U.S. Census found the median income in Norwalk was $76,384 while the state median income was $69,243. The city's poverty rate was 8% compared to the state's 9.5% poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (40.2%) was lower than the state average (35.7%).
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.
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- LinkedIn, "Shirley Mosby," accessed October 15, 2013
- Norwalk Citizen, "Norwalk NAACP welcomes new president," March 5, 2011
- Nancy on Norwalk," "Former appointed BOE member seeking a full term," October 11, 2013
- The Hour, " Norwalk Democrats receive endorsement of Connecticut Working Families Party," September 4, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Norwalk," accessed October 24, 2013
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Election Results," accessed October 10, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.