Brockton Public Schools elections (2013)

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2013 Brockton Public Schools Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Massachusetts
Brockton Public Schools
Plymouth County, Massachusetts ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Massachusetts
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Seven seats on the School Committee for Brockton Public Schools were up for general election on November 5, 2013.

Incumbent Andrew Robinson defeated Krystel Love for the Ward 2 seat and newcomer Allisha J. Clark won the Ward 3 seat against Mark S. D'Agostino, while fellow newcomer Gwendolyn Nauls won the Ward 5 seat by overcoming Judy A. Sullivan. Incumbents Thomas J. Minichiello, Jr., Patricia A. Joyce and Michael P. Healy along with first-time candidate Raymond Henningson, Jr. ran unopposed and won their four seats by default.

About the district

See also: Brockton Public Schools, Massachusetts
Brockton Public Schools is located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Brockton Public Schools is located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The county seats of Plymouth County are Brockton and Plymouth. According to the 2010 United States Census, Plymouth County is home to 499,759 residents.[1]

Demographics

Plymouth County outperformed the rest of Massachusetts in terms of its median rates of average household income and poverty but under performed with regard to higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Plymouth County was $74,698 compared to $65,981 for the state of Massachusetts. The poverty rate in Plymouth County was 7.2% compared to 10.7% for the entire state. The United States Census also found that 32.9% of Plymouth County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to 38.7% in Massachusetts.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Plymouth County (%) Massachusetts (%)
White 87.2 83.7
Black or African American 9.3 7.9
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.5
Asian 1.4 5.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.7 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 3.4 10.1

Party Affiliation, 2012[2]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 93,501 28.61
Republican 44.814 13.71
Green-Rainbow 267 0.08
Unaffiliated 186,768 57.15
Other 1,453 0.44

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. 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.[3]

Method of board member selection

The Brockton School Committee consists of seven members elected to two-year terms. Each member represents a different electoral ward in the school district. The primary election was not held on September 17 due to a lack of candidates, and the general election was held on November 5, 2013.

Individuals interested in running for the board began obtaining nominating papers on June 10, 2013. The filing deadline for the 2013 general election was August 13 and candidates had until August 15 to officially withdraw from the ballot.[4]

Elections

2013

Candidates

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  • Andrew Robinson
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, Carroll College
    • Community health specialist, Health Imperatives and Bay State Community Services
  • Krystel Love
    • Graduate, Bridgewater State College
    • Director of finance, Educated Ladies Empowered

  • Allisha J. Clark
    • Graduate, Roger Williams University School of Law
    • President, Shining Stars Inc.
  • Mark S. D'Agostino
    • Graduate, Framingham State University
    • President, R. F. D'Agostino Insurance Agency Inc.

  • Gwendolyn Nauls
    • Graduate, Cambridge College
    • Guidance counselor, Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School

Election results

Brockton Public Schools, Ward 1 General Election, 2-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngThomas J. Minichiello, Jr. Incumbent 99.3% 1,772
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.7% 12
Total Votes 1,784
Source: Brockton, Massachusetts, "Mayor - City Election - November 5, 2013," accessed December 18, 2013


Brockton Public Schools, Ward 2 General Election, 2-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew Robinson Incumbent 66.9% 701
     Nonpartisan Krystel Love 32.9% 345
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.2% 2
Total Votes 1,048
Source: Brockton, Massachusetts, "Mayor - City Election - November 5, 2013," accessed December 18, 2013


Brockton Public Schools, Ward 3 General Election, 2-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAllisha Jean Clark 50.6% 951
     Nonpartisan Mark D'Agostino 49% 922
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.4% 8
Total Votes 1,881
Source: Brockton, Massachusetts, "Mayor - City Election - November 5, 2013," accessed December 18, 2013


Brockton Public Schools, Ward 4 General Election, 2-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPatricia A. Joyce Incumbent 99.6% 1,349
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.4% 6
Total Votes 1,355
Source: Brockton, Massachusetts, "Mayor - City Election - November 5, 2013," accessed December 18, 2013


Brockton Public Schools, Ward 5 General Election, 2-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJudy Sullivan 59.4% 1,092
     Nonpartisan Gwendolyn Nauls 40% 735
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.5% 10
Total Votes 1,837
Source: Brockton, Massachusetts, "Mayor - City Election - November 5, 2013," accessed December 18, 2013


Brockton Public Schools, Ward 6 General Election, 2-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMichael P. Healy Incumbent 99.5% 1,391
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.5% 7
Total Votes 1,398
Source: Brockton, Massachusetts, "Mayor - City Election - November 5, 2013," accessed December 18, 2013


Brockton Public Schools, Ward 7 General Election, 2-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRaymond Henningson, Jr. 99.3% 1,220
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.7% 8
Total Votes 1,228
Source: Brockton, Massachusetts, "Mayor - City Election - November 5, 2013," accessed December 18, 2013

Endorsements

No endorsements were made in this election.

Campaign finance

Candidates received a total of $4,632.30 and spent a total of $4,498.39 during the election, according to the Brockton Elections Commission.[5]

In the Ward 1 race, Thomas J. Minichiello, Jr. received no contributions and spent a total of $875.00.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Thomas J. Minichiello, Jr. $0.00 $875.00 $3,391.30

In the Ward 2 race, candidates received a total of $1,855.00 and spent a total of $1,411.99.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Andrew Robinson $1,290.00 $919.45 $1,610.55
Krystel Love $565.00 $492.54 $72.46

In the Ward 3 race, candidates received a total of $1,495.00 and spent a total of $857.30.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Allisha J. Clark $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Mark S. D'Agostino $1,495.00 $857.30 $112.70

In the Ward 4 race, Patricia A. Joyce received no contributions and spent a total of $142.60.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Patricia A. Joyce $0.00 $142.60 -$984.55

In the Ward 5 race, candidates received a total of $980.00 and spent a total of $909.20.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Gwendolyn Nauls $750.00 $719.20 $757.47
Judy A. Sullivan $230.00 $190.00 $40.00

In the Ward 6 race, no contributions or expenditures were reported during the election.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Michael P. Healy $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

In the Ward 7 race, Raymond Henningson, Jr. received a total of $302.30 and spent a total of $302.30.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Raymond Henningson, Jr. $302.30 $302.30 $0.00

Past elections

What was at stake?

All seven seats on the School Committee were up for re-election in 2013. Wards 3, 5 and 7 incumbents Anthony Donegan, William Carpenter and Timothy J. Sullivan did not file for re-election. Wards 1, 4 and 6 incumbents Thomas J. Minichiello, Jr., Patricia A. Joyce and Michael P. Healy ran unopposed to retain their seats. Andrew Robinson was the only incumbent who faced a challenger, Krystel Love. If Robinson had not managed to retain his seat, a majority of the board would have been fresh faces following this election.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Brockton Public Schools election in 2013:[6]

Deadline Event
June 10, 2013 First day to pick up nomination papers
July 26, 2013 Last day to pick up nomination papers
July 30, 2013 Last day to file nomination papers with the Elections Commission Office for Certification of Signatures
August 13, 2013 Last day to file nomination papers with the City Clerk's Office
August 15, 2013 Last day to file withdrawals or objections to nomination papers with the City Clerk's Office
August 28, 2013 Last day to register to vote in the city primary election
September 9, 2013 Last day to file campaign finance information for the city primary election
September 17, 2013 Primary election day
September 23, 2013 Last day to file for recounts of votes for the city primary election
October 16, 2013 Last day to register to vote in the city general election
October 28, 2013 Last day to file campaign finance information for the city general election
November 5, 2013 Election day
November 15, 2013 Last day to file for recounts of votes for the city general election

Additional elections on the ballot

This election shared the ballot with other municipal elections in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. No additional measures appeared on the ballot.

See also

External links

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