Bob Mehalick

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Bob Mehalick
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Hazleton Area School District
Incumbent
Term ends
2013
Years in position 6
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2009
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionPublic Insurance Adjuster
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Bob Mehalick is running for a re-election to the Hazleton Area school board on November 5, 2013. Mehalick is the board's vice president.

Elections

2013

Opposition

Mahalick is running against Clarence John, James G. Chapman, Carmella Yenkevich, and Jared M. O'Donnell for four open seats in the board on November 5, 2013. Mahalick cross-filed in the May 21 primary and won on both tickets.

Hazleton Area School District Democratic Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngBob Mehalick 17.4% 2,004
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngJames G. Chapman 16.9% 1,945
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngClarence John 14.4% 1,653
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngCarmella Yenkevich 14.2% 1,630
     Democrat Thomas J. Chirlco 11% 1,263
     Democrat Jared M. O'Donnell 14% 1,614
     Democrat Frederick Mariano 12.2% 1,406
Total Votes 11,515
Source: Times News LLC, "Yesterday's balloting results produce change," accessed August 29, 2013


Hazleton Area School District Republican Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Mehalick 16% 1,651
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames G. Chapman 15% 1,544
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngClarence John 14.3% 1,475
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJared M. O'Donnell 15.7% 1,618
     Republican Thomas J. Chirlco 13.8% 1,417
     Republican Carmella Yenkevich 14% 1,442
     Republican Frederick Mariano 11.1% 1,145
Total Votes 10,292
Source: Times News LLC, "Yesterday's balloting results produce change," accessed August 29, 2013


Funding

As of 8/30/2013, no campaign donations or expenditures have been reported to the Pennsylvania Secretary of State.[1]

2009

Hazleton Area School District General Election, 4-year term, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Cross-filed Green check mark transparent.pngBob Mehalick 26.1% 6,204
     Cross-filed Green check mark transparent.pngClarence John 24.9% 5,927
     Cross-filed Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Hahn 25% 5,937
     Cross-filed Green check mark transparent.pngCarmella Yenkevich 23.5% 5,589
Total Votes 23,789
Source: Luzerne County Election Results, "Luzerne County Election Results 2011," Accessed August 29, 2013

About the district

Location

Hazleton Area School District covers portions of Luzerne, Schuylkill, and Carbon Counties.
Hazleton Area School district Hazleton Area School District covers sportions of Luzerne, Schuylkill, and Carbon Counties. The large district is centered on the city of Hazleton in Luzerne County. Hazleton has a population of 25,224. [2]

Demographics

The county underperforms with the state averages in education and median household income. According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents with a high school degree (77.9%) is lower than the state of Pennsylvania (87.9%) and the percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher is also lower in Hazleton (12.2%) compared to the state overall (26.7%). The median household income in Hazleton is $33,964 compared to Pennsylvania's statewide median of $51,651.[2]


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