Carolyn Klug

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Carolyn Klug
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Board member, Pittsburgh Public Schools
Member
Term ends
November 2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Master'sCatham College
Personal
ProfessionRetired teacher
Websites
Campaign website
Carolyn Klug holds the District 9 seat on the Pittsburgh school board. She first won election to the board on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Klug earned her BA in Psychology in 1990. She earned her Teaching Certificates in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Chatham College. She also received her Master of Professional Writing from Chatham College in 2007. Klug worked as an Instructional and Residential Aid at the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children from 1979-1990, as an Intake Caseworker at Children and Youth Services in 1991, as a Pittsburgh Public Schools teacher from 1992-2011, and as a teacher consultant at the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project from 1999-2005. Klug volunteers with the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children Staff Federation, the Pittsburgh Symphony Educators Committee, the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project and Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania.[1]


Elections

See also: Pittsburgh Public Schools elections (2013)

2013

Opposition

Klug ran unopposed for the District 9 seat on the school board on November 5, 2013.

Results

Pittsburgh Public Schools, District 9 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Cross filed Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn Klug 99.2% 4,047
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.8% 31
Total Votes 4,078
Source: Allegheny County


Pittsburgh Public Schools District 9 Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn Klug 96.8% 299
     Republican Write-In 3.2% 10
Total Votes 309
Source: "Allegheny County Election Results, "2013 Primary Results," accessed September 30, 2013


Pittsburgh Public Schools District 9 Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn Klug 39.1% 1,605
     Democrat Lorraine Burton Eberhardt 29.9% 1,227
     Democrat David Schullenburg 30.5% 1,252
     Democrat Write-In 0.5% 21
Total Votes 4,105
Source: "Allegheny County Election Results, "2013 Primary Results," accessed September 30, 2013


Campaign finance

Klug reported $3,464.85 in contributions and $2,293.00 in expenditures to the Allgheny County Election Division, which left her campaign with $71.85 on hand.[2]

Endorsements

Klug was endorsed by The Allegheny County Labor Council, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #5, The Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Progressive Majority, Darlene Harris (Pittsburgh City Council District 1, City Council President) and Theresa Kail-Smith (Pittsburgh City Council District 2).

What was at stake?

Five seats on the Pittsburgh Public School Board were at stake in the upcoming election. The only incumbent running for re-election was Thomas Sumpter, making this the largest turnover Pittsburgh Public Schools had experienced in many years.

About the district

See also: Pittsburgh Public Schools, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Public Schools is located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Public Schools is located in Allegheny County in western Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh has a population of 306,211. [3]

Demographics

The city outperforms the state in education and underperforms in median household income. According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents in Pittsburgh with a high school degree (88.8%) is higher than the state of Pennsylvania (87.9%) and the percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher is higher in Pittsburgh (34.4%) compared to the state overall (26.7%). The median household income in Pittsburgh is $37,161 compared to Pennsylvania's statewide median of $51,651.[3]

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