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David J. Conway
David J. Conway.jpg
Board Member, Lowell School Committee, At-large
Incumbent
Term ends
2015
Compensation
Base salary$3,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember, 2007
Next generalNovember, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolLowell High School
Associate'sOur Lady of Hope Seminary
Bachelor'sSalem State College
Master'sSalem State College
Personal
ProfessionRetired educator
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
David J. Conway is an at-large member of the Lowell School Committee. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007 and he won re-election in a general election on November 5, 2013.

Biography

David Conway resides in Lowell, Massachusetts with his wife.[1] Conway graduated from Lowell High School before earning an A.A. in Latin from Our Lady of Hope Seminary, along with a B.A. in History, Research & Social Studies and an M.A. in History from Salem State College.[2] He began his career as a teacher at the LHS extension of Lowell High School in 1971 before teaching at Bartlett School from 1972 to 1974.[2] He spent the majority of career teaching social studies at Lowell High School from 1974 to 1993.[2] From 1994 until his retirement in 2007, Conway served as the housemaster for Lowell High School.[2]

Elections

2013

See also: Lowell Public Schools elections (2013)

Opposition

David J. Conway won re-election against six other candidates to one of six at-large seats in the general election on November 5, 2013.

Results

Lowell Public Schools, At-large General Election, 2-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJames D. Leary Incumbent 15.9% 6,418
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDavid J. Conway Incumbent 15.8% 6,366
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Gendron 15.8% 6,365
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngConnie A. Martin Incumbent 13.7% 5,518
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKimberly A. Scott Incumbent 13.4% 5,385
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKristin Ross-Sitawich Incumbent 13.1% 5,262
     Nonpartisan Robert J. Gignac Incumbent 12.1% 4,881
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.2% 64
Total Votes 40,259
Source: The City of Lowell, "2013 Municipal Election Results (*Official*)," accessed December 18, 2013

Funding

David J. Conway began the race with an existing account balance of $1,692.46 from his previous campaigns. He reported $9,481.00 in contributions and $7,329.76 in expenditures to the Lowell Election and Census Office, which left his campaign with $3,843.70 on hand.[3]

Endorsements

David J. Conway received an endorsement for his campaign from the Lowell Sun.[4]

2011

Lowell Public Schools, At-large General Election, 2-year term, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKimberly A. Scott 15% 5,104
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKristin Ross-Sitcawich 14.4% 4,904
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDavid J. Conway Incumbent 14.1% 4,808
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJames D. Leary Incumbent 13.4% 4,543
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRobert J. Gignac 11.7% 3,970
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngConnie A. Martin Incumbent 10.7% 3,635
     Nonpartisan Jaqueline Doherty Incumbent 10.5% 3,556
     Nonpartisan Alison Laraba Incumbent 10.1% 3,419
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 49
Total Votes 33,988
Source: City of Lowell Election and Census Office, "2011 Municipal Election Results," accessed September 16, 2013

2009

Lowell Public Schools, At-large General Election, 2-year term, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDavid J. Conway Incumbent 15.9% 7,355
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJohn J. Leahy Incumbent 15.7% 7,275
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJaqueline Doherty Incumbent 15.5% 7,179
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJames D. Leary Incumbent 15.3% 7,095
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAlison Laraba 15% 6,942
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngConnie A. Martin Incumbent 14.7% 6,825
     Nonpartisan Regina M. Faticanti Incumbent 7.7% 3,585
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.2% 88
Total Votes 46,344
Source: City of Lowell Election and Census Office, "2009 Municipal Election Results," accessed September 16, 2013

Campaign themes

Conway's campaign website listed the following campaign themes for 2013:[1]

"As a result of his thirty-five year career in the Lowell Public Schools, Dave brings a wealth of first hand knowledge of Lowell’s schools and the important issues of student achievement, school safety and discipline, and community partnerships, among others, to his School Committee work.

Dave firmly believes that the success of Lowell’s urban schools, from Pre-Kindergarten through Lowell High School and beyond, is an absolutely vital part of a healthy economy in the city of Lowell.

Dave Conway realizes the importance of education to the city and understands the contribution the schools make to the development of a thriving economy in our city. Dave works to promote community partnerships within our schools. Dave believes that the commitment of community partners is so very vital to help our schools produce skilled students that are ready for work in a 21st century world."

Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.


What was at stake?

There were six seats on the school board up for election on November 5, 2013. Incumbents David J. Conway, Robert J. Gignac, James D. Leary, Connie A. Martin, Kristin Ross-Sitcawich and Kimberly A. Scott sought re-election to the board. They faced a single challenger, Steven Gendron. Gendron ended up coming in second place, with Gignac losing his spot on the board.[5]

About the district

See also: Lowell Public Schools, Massachusetts
Lowell Public Schools is located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Lowell Public Schools is located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The county seats of Middlesex County are Lowell and Cambridge. According to the 2010 US Census, Middlesex County is home to 1,537,215 residents.[6]

Demographics

Middlesex County outperformed the rest of Massachusetts in terms of its poverty rate, median rates of average household income and higher education achievement in 2011. The poverty rate in Middlesex County was 7.7% compared to 10.7% for the entire state. The median household income in Middlesex County was $79,691 compared to $65,981 for the state of Massachusetts. The US Census also found that 49.8% of Middlesex County residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 38.7% in Massachusetts.[6]

Racial Demographics, 2012[6]
Race Middlesex County (%) Massachusetts (%)
White 82.3 83.7
Black or African American 5.3 7.9
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.5
Asian 10.1 5.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.0 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 7.0 10.1

Party Affiliation, 2012[7]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 342,112 36.90
Republican 96,970 10.46
Green-Rainbow 1,134 0.12
Unaffiliated 483,119 52.11
Other 3,854 0.42

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