Brian Twyman

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Brian Twyman
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Candidate for
Board member, Reading School District, At-large
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Professionsmall business owner
Websites
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Brian Twyman is a candidate for an at-large seat of the Reading school board in a general election on November 5, 2013.

Elections

Opposition

Twyman is running against Robin Costenbader-Jacobson, Abraham J. Cepeda, Manuel Guzman, Yvonne L. Stroman and Eddie Moran for a four year seat.

Reading School District Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobin Costenbader-Jacobson 41.7% 561
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Twyman 29.6% 399
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAbraham J. Cepeda 27.8% 374
     Republican Write-in 0.9% 12
Total Votes 1,346
Source: Berks County Election Results, "2013 Primary Results," accessed October 7, 2013


Reading School District Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngRobin Costenbader-Jacobson 19.1% 1,545
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngManuel Guzman 18% 1,456
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngEddie Moran 17.8% 1,439
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngYvonne L. Stroman 15.6% 1,264
     Democrat Brian Twyman 15.4% 1,251
     Democrat Abraham J. Cepeda 14% 1,137
     Democrat Write-in 0.1% 9
Total Votes 8,101
Source: Berks County Election Results, "2013 Primary Results," accessed October 7, 2013


Campaign finance

Twyman has not disclosed any campaign contributions.[1]

Endorsements

Twyman has not received any endorsements for his campaign as of yet.

What's at stake?

Five seats are at stake in the November election. Yvonne L. Stroman is the only incumbent seeking re-election. The new school board will need to address a number of challenges within the district, including budget gaps, layoffs and program cuts, attacks by the state auditor general, poor test scores and graduation rates and the possibility of state intervention in the district.[2]

About the district

See also:Reading School District, Pennsylvania
Reading School District is located in Berks County, Pennsylvania
Reading School District is located in Berks County in eastern Pennsylvania. Berks County is home to 413,491 residents. [3]

Demographics

The county outperforms the rest of Pennsylvania based on average household income, but underperforms in poverty rate and higher education achievement. According to the 2010 Census, the median household income in Berks County is $54,823 compared to Pennsylvania's statewide median of $51,651. The poverty rate in Berks County is 13.1% while the state average is 12.6%. The percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher in Berks County is 22.1% while the percentage in Pennsylvania overall is 26.7%. [3]


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