Margaret L. Albright
|Margaret L. Albright|
|Board Member, Newton School Committee, Ward 2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November, 2015|
Margaret Albright resides in Newton, Massachusetts. Albright received a Bachelor's degree in Music before earning an M.B.A. from Northeastern University. She has worked in several different fields, including arts management, technology and public broadcasting. Albright is currently employed as a consultant with several area non-profits that are involved in education, social services and public health. Along with serving on the Education Committee of the Newton League of Women Voters, she co-founded NewtonSTEM to promote STEM education in the school district.
- See also: Newton Public Schools elections (2013)
Margaret Albright defeated fellow newcomer Andrea R. Steenstrup for the vacant Ward 2 seat in the general election on November 5, 2013.
|Newton Public Schools, Ward 2 General Election, 2-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Margaret L. Albright||52.6%||5,107|
|Nonpartisan||Andrea R. Steenstrup||47.2%||4,585|
|Source: Newton, Massachusetts, "Official Results - November 5, 2013," accessed December 18, 2013|
Margaret Albright reported $3,919.15 in contributions along with an existing balance of $242.50 and $1,370.70 in expenditures along with $763.84 in outstanding liabilities to the Newton Election Commission, which left her campaign with $2,027.11 on hand.
Margaret Albright received an endorsements for her campaign from the Newton TAB.
|Newton Public Schools, Ward 2 General Election, 2-year term, 2011|
|Nonpartisan||Jonathan Yeo Incumbent||64.5%||5,488|
|Nonpartisan||Margaret L. Albright||35.4%||3,016|
|Source: Newton, Massachusetts, "City of Newton November 8, 2011 Municipal Election Official Results," accessed November 19, 2013|
Albright's campaign website listed the following campaign themes for 2013:
1. Provide the right instructional support for our teachers and students
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
There were eight seats on the school board up for election on November 5, 2013. Five incumbents ran unopposed for re-election, including Angela Pitter-Wright, Diana Fisher Gomberg, Steven Siegel, Matt Hills and Margie Ross Decter. Fellow incumbents Geoff Epstein, Jonathan Yeo and Chairperson Claire Sokoloff did not file for re-election. Newcomers Ellen P. Gibson and Ruth E. Goldman ran unopposed for Epstein and Sokoloff's seats, respectively. The only contested race was in Ward 2 for Yeo's seat, for which Margaret L. Albright defeated Andrea R. Steenstrup.
About the district
- See also: Newton Public Schools, Massachusetts
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.
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- Margaret Albright for Newton School Committee, "About Margaret," accessed November 19, 2013
- Newton, Massachusetts, "Form CPF M 102: Campaign Finance Report," accessed November 19, 2013
- Jim Morrison, Wicked Local Newton, "Newton TAB endorsement: Albright for Ward 2 School Committee," October 30, 2013
- Margaret Albright for Newton School Committee, "Issues," accessed November 19, 2013
- Trevor Jones, Wicked Local Newton, "Newton picks Crossley, Yates, Leary, Norton and Albright," November 5, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Middlesex County, Massachusetts," accessed September 10, 2013
- Massachusetts Secretary of State, "Enrollment Breakdown as of 2/15/2012," accessed September 10, 2013