James K. Russell
|James K. Russell|
|Former candidate for|
|Waterbury Board of Education, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|High school||Wilby High School|
was a candidate for an at-large seat on the Waterbury Board of Education
. He lost election to the board as an Independent Party candidate against nine other candidates on November 5, 2013.
Russell graduated from Wilby High School in 1996 and currently works as a driver for UPS. He has been a volunteer with the American Red Cross and the Naugatuck River Revival Group.
- See also: Waterbury Public Schools elections (2013)
Russell lost election to the board as an independent against nine other candidates on November 5, 2013. She ran as part of an Independent Party ticket including Margaret A. O'Brien and Kimberly A. Sidoti referred to the Row C coalition due to the slate's placement on the ballot.
|Waterbury Public Schools, General Election, 4-year term, 2013
||Karen E. Harvey Incumbent
||Felix Rodriguez Incumbent
||Charles L. Stango Incumbent
||Thomas Van Stone, Sr.
|| John F. Alseph Jr.
|| Margaret A. O'Brien
|| James K. Russell
|| Kimberly A. Sidoti
|| Ann M. Sweeney Incumbent
|Source: Connecticut Secretary of State, "Municipal Elections - November 5, 2013," accessed December 16, 2013
James K. Russell has not reported any contributions or expenditures to the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission.
What was at stake?
Five seats were at stake. Incumbent Democrats Karen E. Harvey and Felix Rodriguez, as well as incumbent Republican Charles L. Stango and incumbent Independent Ann M. Sweeney were on the ballot. Sweeney, who ran without endorsement, was the only candidate who did not win re-election to the board. Democrat Jose Morales did not seek re-election in 2013.
About the district
- See also: Waterbury Public Schools, Connecticut
Waterbury Public Schools is located along the Naugatuck River in New Haven County in southern Connecticut. The population of Waterbury was 110,189 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.
Waterbury lagged behind state rates for poverty, median income and higher education achievement in 2010. The city had a poverty rate of 20.6% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 9.5%. The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Waterbury's median income at $41,499 while the state median income was $69,243. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (17.2%) is below the state average (35.7%).
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|| Waterbury (%)
|| Connecticut (%)
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| American Indian and Alaska Native
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| Presidential Voting Pattern
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