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2013 Central Dauphin School District Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Candidates
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
Contact information
External links
References
See also
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Central Dauphin School District
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Four seats on the Central Dauphin School Board were up for election on November 5, 2013. The candidate field was narrowed in a primary election held on May 21, 2013.

Brian Faleshock and Erin Grady ran unopposed and won the two Region1 seats. Eric Epstein defeated Linda Dallago for the Region 2 seat, while Chris Judd won the Region 3 seat by overcoming Jay Purdy.

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.[1]

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 Dauphin County is $53,771 compared to Pennsylvania's statewide median of $51,651.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
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[2]
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


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.[3]

Method of board member selection

The Central Dauphin School Board consists of nine members elected to four-year terms. The members of the board represent certain regions in the district and are elected by voters in those regions. The primary election for the Central Dauphin School Board was held on May 21, 2013 and the general election was held on November 5, 2013. Four seats were up for election on November 5, 2013 and the remaining five seats are up for election in November 3, 2015.[4]

Elections

2013

Candidates

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  • Brian Faleshock
      • Incumbent
    • Republican
    • Graduate, Harrisburg Area Community College
    • Public Insurance Adjuster


  • Erin Grady
    • Incumbent
    • Democrat
    • Graduate, Penn State University
    • General Manager, Keckler Heitefuss Brandt Insurance
    • Partner, Gradyenders LLP law firm


  • Linda Dalllago
    • Incumbent
    • Republican
    • Graduate, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
    • Account Manager, InfoQuest Technologies, Inc.


Election 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 2 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngEric Epstein 50.4% 2,724
     Republican Linda Dallago Incumbent 49.5% 2,678
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.1% 3
Total Votes 5,405
Source: Dauphin County, "Election Results for Municipal Election," accessed December 13, 2013


Central Dauphin School District, Region 3 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Judd Incumbent 61.4% 3,305
     Democrat Jay Purdy 38.4% 2,069
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.1% 8
Total Votes 5,382
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



Central Dauphin School District, Region 2 Democratic Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngEric Epstein 54.3% 779
     Democrat Linda Dallago 45.2% 649
     Democrat Write In 0.5% 7
Total Votes 1,435
Source: Dauphin County Election Results, "School Director of Central Dauphin Region 2," accessed August 22, 2013


Central Dauphin School District, Region 2 Republican Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Dallago 55.5% 1,452
     Republican Eric Epstein 44.4% 1,163
     Republican Write In 0.1% 2
Total Votes 2,617
Source: Dauphin County Election Results, "School Director of Central Dauphin Region 2," accessed August 22, 2013



Central Dauphin School District, Region 3 Democratic Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngJay Purdy 61.4% 737
     Democrat Chris Judd 38.3% 460
     Democrat Write In 0.3% 4
Total Votes 1,201
Source: Dauphin County Election Results, "School Director of Central Dauphin Region 3," accessed August 22, 2013


Central Dauphin School District, Region 3 Republican Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Judd 55.6% 1,571
     Republican Jim Purdy 44.2% 1,249
     Republican Write In 0.2% 7
Total Votes 2,827
Source: Dauphin County Election Results, "School Director of Central Dauphin Region 3," accessed August 22, 2013


Endorsements

No candidates received any endorsements for their campaigns.

Campaign finance

Candidates received a total of $18,325.65 and spent a total of $15,358.05 during the election, according to the Dauphin County Elections and Voter Services department.[5]

In the Region 1 race, no contributions or expenditures were reported during the election.[5]

In the Region 2 race, candidates received a total of $14,369.99 and spent a total of $12,515.09.[5]

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Linda Dallago $5,923.21 $4,098.30 $1,824.91
Eric Epstein $8,446.78 $8,416.79 $29.99

In the Region 3 race, candidates received a total of $3,955.66 and spent a total of $2,842.96.[5]

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Chris Judd $1,731.03 $997.96 $720.47
Jay Purdy $2,224.63 $1,845.00 $379.63

What was at stake?

Four seats on the board were up for election in 2013. Incumbents Brian Faleshock, Erin Grady, Linda Dallago, and Chris Judd all sought re-election in their respective districts while new-comers Eric Epstein and Jay Purdy had also entered the race.[6] The new board will continue to deal some financial issues in the district.[7]

Key deadlines

The following were key deadlines for the Central Dauphin School Board election.[8]

Deadline Event
February 19, 2013 First day for filing nominating petitions
March 12, 2013 Last day to file nominating petitions
March 27, 2013 Last day to withdraw from ballot
May 21, 2013 Primary election day
August 1, 2013 Last day to circulate and file nomination papers nominating independent candidates
August 8, 2013 Last day for candidates who have filed nomination papers to withdraw
August 12, 2013 Last day for candidates nominated at the Primary to withdraw
August 22, 2013 Last day to file substituted nominations
September 16, 2013 First day to receive Official Absentee Ballot Applications
October 7, 2013 Last day an elector may register to vote or make change to their voting record to be eligible for the General Election
November 1, 2013 Last day to receive Official Absentee Ballots in County Board of Elections by 5:00 PM
November 5, 2013 Election day

Additional elections on the ballot

In addition to the school board race, residents of Dauphin County had statewide, countywide and citywide items on the ballot. They voted on a Judge of the Superior Court in a statewide race. They also voted for attorney general, sheriff, prothonotary, recorder of deeds, controller, and four district judges in a countywide race. There was also mayoral, council, auditor, judge of election, and inspector of election races in various townships and boroughs.[9]


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