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2013 Lawrence Public Schools Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Massachusetts
Lawrence Public Schools
Essex County, Massachusetts ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Massachusetts
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Six seats on the School Committee for Lawrence Public Schools were up for primary election on September 17 and were also up for general election on November 5, 2013. Jeovanny Rodriguez defeated Angel Garcia for the District D seat, while incumbent Patricia Mariano won the District E seat by overcoming Homayoun Maali. Incumbents Milquicided Santos, Pavel M. Payano and James R. Blatchford ran unopposed and won the District B, C and F seats. No candidates filed before the deadline for the District A seat, but Myra Ortiz ran a successful write-in campaign to win the seat.

About the district

See also: Lawrence Public Schools, Massachusetts
Lawrence Public Schools is located in Essex County, Massachusetts
Lawrence Public Schools is located in Essex County, Massachusetts. The county seats of Essex County are Lawrence and Salem. According to the 2010 US Census, Essex County is home to 755,618 residents.[1]

Demographics

Essex County outperformed the rest of Massachusetts in terms of its poverty rate but under performed with regard to median rates of average household income and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Essex County was $65,785 compared to $65,981 for the state of Massachusetts. The poverty rate in Essex County was 10.6% compared to 10.7% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 36.4% of Essex County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to 38.7% in Massachusetts.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Essex County (%) Massachusetts (%)
White 87.7 83.7
Black or African American 5.7 7.9
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 0.5
Asian 3.5 5.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.1 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 17.4 10.1

Party Affiliation, 2012[2]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 154,655 32.45
Republican 57,470 12.06
Green-Rainbow 439 0.09
Unaffiliated 261,832 54.93
Other 2,266 0.48

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 Lawrence School Committee consists of seven members, six of whom are elected to two-year terms. Each of those six members are elected from and represent a different geographical area in the school district. The seventh member is Lawrence's Mayor, who is currently William Lantigua. The primary election was held on September 17, 2013 and the general election was held on November 5, 2013.

Individuals interested in running for the board began obtaining nominating papers on April 3, 2013. The filing deadline for the 2013 general election was August 6.[4]

Elections

2013

Candidates

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No candidates filed for this election.

  • Myra Ortiz
    • Graduate, Southern New Hampshire University
    • Write-in candidate

  • Pavel M. Payano
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and University of Massachusetts, Boston
    • Political operative

Election results

2013 general election
Lawrence Public Schools, District A General Election, 2-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMyra Ortiz 98.1% 1,505
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.9% 29
Total Votes 1,534
Source: City of Lawrence, Massachusetts, "Official Election Results," accessed December 18, 2013


Lawrence Public Schools, District B General Election, 2-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMilquicided Santos Incumbent 98.9% 1,893
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.1% 21
Total Votes 1,914
Source: City of Lawrence, Massachusetts, "Official Election Results," accessed December 18, 2013


Lawrence Public Schools, District C General Election, 2-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPavel M. Payano Incumbent 97.8% 1,703
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 2.2% 39
Total Votes 1,742
Source: City of Lawrence, Massachusetts, "Official Election Results," accessed December 18, 2013


Lawrence Public Schools, District D General Election, 2-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJeovanny Rodriguez 56% 1,001
     Nonpartisan Angel Garcia 43.8% 784
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.2% 4
Total Votes 1,789
Source: City of Lawrence, Massachusetts, "Official Election Results," accessed December 18, 2013


Lawrence Public Schools, District E General Election, 2-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPatricia Mariano Incumbent 82.9% 2,446
     Nonpartisan Homayoun Maali 16.9% 498
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.2% 6
Total Votes 2,950
Source: City of Lawrence, Massachusetts, "Official Election Results," accessed December 18, 2013


Lawrence Public Schools, District F General Election, 2-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJames R. Blatchford Incumbent 98.3% 1,725
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.7% 29
Total Votes 1,754
Source: City of Lawrence, Massachusetts, "Official Election Results," accessed December 18, 2013
2013 primary election

Endorsements

No endorsements were made in this election.

Campaign finance

Candidates received a total of $3,182.38 and spent a total of $2,484.21 during the election, according to the Lawrence Election Division.[5]

In the District A race, Myra Ortiz received a total of $405.13 and spent a total of $305.13.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Myra Ortiz $405.13 $305.13 -$205.13

In the District B race, no contributions or expenditures were reported during the election.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Milquicided Santos $0.00 $0.00 -$838.59

In the District C race, Pavel M. Payano received a total of $1,175.00 but made no expenditures during the election.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Pavel M. Payano $1,175.00 $0.00 $1,238.10

In the District D race, Jeovanny Rodriguez received no contributions but spent a total of $454.54. Angel Garcia did not file a campaign finance report.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Angel Garcia $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Jeovanny Rodriguez $0.00 $454.54 -$454.54

In the District E race, candidates received a total of $1,500.00 and spent a total of $1,471.76.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Patricia Mariano $1,500.00 $1,471.76 $28.24
Homayoun Maali $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

In the District F race, James R. Blatchford received a total of $102.25 and spent a total of $252.78.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
James R. Blatchford $102.25 $252.78 $3,964.44

Past elections

What was at stake?

District B, C, E and F incumbents Milquicided Santos, Pavel M. Payano, Patricia Mariano and James R. Blatchford filed for re-election. Homayoun Maali, who ran unsuccessfully for the District E seat in 2011, was the only candidate challenging an incumbent, Patricia Mariano. Mariano won. Two candidates, Angel Garcia and Jeovanny Rodriguez, ran for the District D seat that Francisco Surillo has decided to vacate. Rodriguez won the open seat. No candidates filed for the District A seat until Myra Ortiz announced her write-in campaign, which was successful.[6][7]

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Lawrence Public Schools election in 2013:[4][6]

Deadline Event
April 3, 2013 First day to pick up nomination papers
August 6, 2013 Last day to file nomination papers with the City Election Division
August 9, 2013 Last day to file objections to nomination papers
August 28, 2013 Last day to register to vote in the city primary election
September 17, 2013 Primary election day
October 19, 2013 Last day to register to vote in the city general election
November 5, 2013 Election day

Additional elections on the ballot

This election only shared the ballot with other municipal elections, including the re-election effort of William Lantigua, who serves as the Chairperson of the School Committee. Lantigua faced five challengers for his office. No additional measures appeared on the ballot.[6]

See also

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