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As of March 12, 2014, Leary has not reported any contributions or expenditures to the Chesapeake Voter Registrar's Office.
Leary has not reported any contributions or expenditures to the Virginia State Board of Elections as of April 22, 2014.<ref>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/index.php/candidatepac-info/reporting/ ''Virginia State Board of Elections,'' "Reporting," accessed April 22, 2014]</ref>

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Colleen C. Leary
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Candidate for
Board member, Chesapeake School Board, At-large
Elections and appointments
Next generalMay 6, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionRetired educator
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Colleen C. Leary is a candidate for an at-large seat on the Chesapeake School Board in Virginia. She is seeking election to one of five seats on the board against nine other candidates during the general election on May 6, 2014.


Leary worked as an elementary school principal in the district prior to her retirement. She currently volunteers as the director of children's ministry at River Oak Church.[1]



See also: Chesapeake Public Schools elections (2014)


Colleen C. Leary is seeking election to an at-large seat against incumbents Christie Craig, Harry A. Murphy and Michael J. Woods and six challengers during the general election on May 10, 2014. Current board members Bonita Billingsley Harris and Ann R. Wiggins did not file for re-election by the March 4 deadline.


Leary has not reported any contributions or expenditures to the Virginia State Board of Elections as of April 22, 2014.[2]


Leary received the endorsement of the Republican Party of Chesapeake in March 2014.[3]


Leary ran unsuccessfully for a board seat during the May 4, 2010 general election.

Chesapeake Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, May 4, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJames A. "Jay" Leftwich, Jr. 13.7% 11,673
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMichael J. Woods 12.7% 10,798
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngHarry A. Murphy 12.7% 10,771
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngChristie Craig 12.2% 10,383
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBonita Billingsley Harris 11.9% 10,101
     Nonpartisan Sheila G. Hill-Russ 11.3% 9,575
     Nonpartisan Colleen C. Leary 6.5% 5,525
     Nonpartisan Robert G. "Bob" Robinson 6.5% 5,507
     Nonpartisan Sam L. Boone, Jr. 5.5% 4,709
     Nonpartisan Victoria L. Proffitt 4.1% 3,495
     Nonpartisan Jack J. Bider 2.7% 2,314
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 105
Total Votes 84,956
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections, "May 4, 2010 City Elections Official Results," accessed March 12, 2014

About the district

See also: Chesapeake Public Schools, Virginia
Chesapeake Public Schools is located in Chesapeake, Virginia
Chesapeake Public Schools is located in Chesapeake, a city in southeastern Virginia. According to the United States Census Bureau, Chesapeake is home to 228,417 residents.[4] Chesapeake Public Schools is the seventh-largest school district in Virginia, serving 39,748 students during the 2010-11 school year.[5]


Chesapeake underperformed in comparison to the rest of Virginia in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 28.4% of Chesapeake residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 34.7% for Virginia as a whole. The median household income in Chesapeake was $70,244 compared to $63,636 for the state of Virginia. The poverty rate in Chesapeake was 8.3% compared to 11.1% for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2010[4]
Race Chesapeake (%) Virginia (%)
White 62.6 68.6
Black or African American 29.8 19.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.4
Asian 2.9 5.5
Two or More Races 3.0 2.9
Hispanic or Latino 4.4 7.9

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[6]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 49.8 48.8
2008 50.2 48.9
2004 42.3 57.1
2000 45.2 53.2

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[7][8]

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