Brian Faleshock

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Brian Faleshock
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Board member, Central Dauphin School District
Member
Term ends
2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 2009
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolNortheast Public High School
Associate'sHarrisburg Area Community College
Personal
ProfessionPublic Insurance Adjuster
Brian Faleshock won re-election to the Central Dauphin school board on November 5, 2013. Faleshock ran because he wants do better for our community’s students without placing a heavier burden on the taxpayer.[1]

Biography

Brian Faleshock is a resident of Chambers Hill in Swatara Township, where he currently resides with his wife, Tina. The two have three children, Jordan, Josh and Rachel. Faleshock joined his family business after high school. He is a Public Insurance Adjuster and is an expert in his field of property and contents adjustment. Faleshock continued his education at the Harrisburg Area Community College, where he has logged hundreds of hours of classroom time in the field of Fire Science. He serves his community as a State Certified Firefighter I and EMT-B. Faleshock has previously served as Treasurer of the Swatara Township Volunteer Fireman's Association, Treasurer of the Central Dauphin East Football Booster Club, President of the Chambers Hill Fire Company and Assistant Fire Chief with the Chambers Hill Fire Company. He was also a former volunteer coach with the Chambers Hill Athletic Association, a former volunteer referee with Paxton Basketball and a former volunteer coach with Brightbill Park Summer Basketball League.[2]

Elections

See also: Central Dauphin School District elections (2013)

Opposition

Faleshock was uncontested for one of two Region 1 seats on the school board on November 5, 2013. Fellow board member Erin Grady also ran for one of the Region 1 seats. Faleshock cross-filed for the May 21 primary and won the Republican ticket.

Results

Central Dauphin School District, Region 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngErin Grady Incumbent 50.2% 3,505
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Faleshock Incumbent 49.7% 3,472
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.1% 7
Total Votes 6,984
Source: Dauphin County, "Election Results for Municipal Election," accessed December 13, 2013


Central Dauphin School District, Region 1 Democratic Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngErin Grady 55.8% 715
     Democrat Brian Faleshock 43.8% 561
     Democrat Write In 0.4% 5
Total Votes 1,281
Source: Dauphin County Election Results, "School Director of Central Dauphin Region 1," accessed August 22, 2013


Central Dauphin School District, Region 1 Republican Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Faleshock 51.6% 1,135
     Republican Erin Grady 48.3% 1,062
     Republican Write In 0.1% 3
Total Votes 2,200
Source: Dauphin County Election Results, "School Director of Central Dauphin Region 1," accessed August 22, 2013


Funding

Faleshick reported no contributions or expenditures to the Dauphin County Elections and Voter Services department.[3]

Campaign themes

2009

Faleshock's campaign website listed the following campaign themes for 2009:[4]

Educating Our Children

"Unfortunately, the news is not good from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Under the No Child Left Behind law, schools enter "Corrective Action" status when they fail to make "Adequate Yearly Progress" (AYP) for four years. Schools that fail to make AYP for a fifth year move into "Corrective Action II," subjecting them to the most stringent remedies under the law. Our community high school, Central Dauphin East High School is currently in Corrective Action II status for the second year.

A school that does not make “Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for two consecutive years, as AYP is defined by the State’s accountability system, must be identified for “School Improvement”. Our community middle school, Swatara Middle School is currently in School Improvement I status.

Knowing the principals and the staff at these two schools the way that I do, I intend to open up a direct line of communication with the administration and the educators on how I can help them achieve success with their students.

It is imperative that we take measures to form a Parent Outreach Initiative, which will engage families with their community to become partners to increase student achievement. Together, we can make a difference."

Property Taxes

"While I don’t pretend to know all of the answers, what I do know is that our taxpayers can no longer afford to carry the heavy burden of an additional tax increase.

Our School Board should be doing what every other American family has been doing since the onslaught of the plummeting economy – and that’s tightening their budget.

We all wish that the economy was robust and expanding, but as we face the reality of the situation, there is no escaping the fact that our School Board needs to make some tough financial decisions. But now is the time for the School Board members to step up, make the tough decisions that need to be made, and show that in times of crisis, we can and will step forward and work to carry the Central Dauphin School District forward. "

Spending

"The current Central Dauphin School District approved budget is in excess of $150,000,000 (One hundred and fifty million dollars). Some members of the current School Board have blocked all attempts by their colleagues to bring forth discussion on tightening the budget. If these particular School Board members are permitted to remain in office, you will inevitably be left supporting an inflated budget and an almost certain tax increase. "

Transparency

"I want to see more transparency from our School Board. If elected, I will strongly dissuade closed door meetings and secret voting, which has inevitably shut out many of the School Board members and their opinions. This is our School Board and after speaking to many of my constituents, you have spoken loud and clear, “We want a voice in the School Board’s decisions.” "

Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.


About the district

See also: Central Dauphin School District, Pennsylvania
Central Dauphin School District is located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Central Dauphin School District covers eastern and central Dauphin County, which is located in central-eastern Pennsylvania. The county has a population of 269,665.[5]

Demographics

The county is consistent with the state averages in education and median household income. According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents with a high school degree (88.7%) is slightly higher than the state of Pennsylvania (87.9%) and the percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher is consistent in Dauphin County (27.0%) compared to the state overall (26.7%). The median household income in Bucks County is $53,771 compared to Pennsylvania's statewide median of $51,651.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
Race Dauphin County (%) Pennsylvania (%)
White 74.6 83.5
Black or African American 18.6 11.4
American Indian and Alaska Native .3 0.3
Asian 3.5 2.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.8 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 7.5 6.1

Presidential Voting Pattern[6]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 52.4 46.4
2008 54.0 45.0
2004 45.62 53.87
2000 44.10 53.28


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