Bethlehem Area School District elections (2013)

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2013 Bethlehem Area School District Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Candidates
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
Contact information
External links
References
See also
Pennsylvania
Bethlehem Area School District
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Five seats on the Bethlehem Area School Board were up for election on November 5, 2013. The candidate field was narrowed in a primary election held on May 21, 2013.

Michael E. Faccinetto, Shannon Patrick and Angela T. Sinker ran unopposed and won the three at-large seats. Rogelio Ortiz and Shannon Patrick ran unopposed and won Region 1 and 2 seats respectively.

About the district

See also: Bethlehem Area School District, Pennsylvania
Bethlehem Area School District is located in Lehigh County and Northhampton County, Pennsylvania
Bethlehem is located in Northampton County, which is located in eastern Pennsylvania. The population of Bethlehem is 75,103 according to the 2010 Census.[1]

Demographics

According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents with a high school degree (84.8%) is lower than the state of Pennsylvania (87.9%) while the percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher in is higher Bethlehem (27.1%) compared to the state overall (26.7%). The median household income in Bethlehem is $45,631 compared to Pennsylvania's statewide median of $51,651.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Bethlehem (%) Pennsylvania (%)
White 76.4 81.9
Black or African American 6.9 10.8
American Indian and Alaska Native .3 0.2
Asian 2.9 2.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Z 0.0
Two or More Races 5.0 1.9
Hispanic or Latino 24.4 5.7

Presidential Voting Pattern[2]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 52.0 46.8
2008 55 43
2004 50.02 48.96
2000 50.72 45.27


Method of Election

The Bethlehem Area School Board consists of nine members elected to four-year terms. Most of the board is elected at-large and represents the entirety of the district, while two members of the board represent certain regions in the district. The primary election for the Bethlehem Area School Board was held on May 21, 2013 and the general election was held on November 5, 2013. Five seats were up for election on November 5, 2013 and the remaining four seats are up for election in November 3, 2015.[3]

Elections

2013

The following were the candidates on the November 5, 2013 ballot.

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  • Rogelio Ortiz
    • Real estate agent
    • Northampton Community College
    • Democrat


Election results

Bethlehem Area School District, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Cross filed Green check mark transparent.pngShannon Patrick Incumbent 33.9% 2,316
     Cross filed Green check mark transparent.pngMichael E. Faccinetto Incumbent 33.4% 2,280
     Cross filed Green check mark transparent.pngAngela Sinker 32.6% 2,226
Total Votes 6,822
Source: http://www.lehighcounty.org/departments/voterregistration/electionresults/tabid/445/default.aspx Lehigh County Election Results, "Bethlehem School District," accessed November 6, 2013]


Bethlehem Area School District, District 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngRogelio Ortiz 100% 624
Total Votes 624
Source: Lehigh County Election Results, "Bethlehem School District," accessed November 6, 2013


Bethlehem Area School District, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngShannon Patrick Incumbent 100% 1,495
Total Votes 1,495
Source: "Bethlehem School District," accessed November 6, 2013

Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Lehigh County Voter Registration department.[4]

Past elections

What was at stake?

Five seats were up for re-election in 2013, including board president Michael Faccinetto and appointed member Shannon Patrick's region two seat. Patrick was appointed to the board in 2011 following fellow board member, Michael Cann's, win of both the at-large and region two seats. The region two seat will be up for election again in 2015. Board members Irene Follweiler, William Burkhardt and Aurea Ortiz all did not to seek re-election.[5]

Key deadlines

The following were key deadlines for the Bethlehem Area School Board election.[3]

Deadline Event
February 19, 2013 First day for filing nominating petitions
March 12, 2013 Last day to file nominating petitions
March 27, 2013 Last day to withdraw from ballot
May 21, 2013 Primary election day
August 1, 2013 Last day to circulate and file nomination papers nominating independent candidates
August 8, 2013 Last day for candidates who have filed nomination papers to withdraw
August 12, 2013 Last day for candidates nominated at the Primary to withdraw
August 22, 2013 Last day to file substituted nominations
September 16, 2013 First day to receive Official Absentee Ballot Applications
October 7, 2013 Last day an elector may register to vote or make change to their voting record to be eligible for the General Election
November 1, 2013 Last day to receive Official Absentee Ballots in County Board of Elections by 5:00 PM
November 5, 2013 Election day

See also

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