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==What was at stake?==
 
==What was at stake?==
Five seats were at stake. Incumbents [[Eileen Alberts]] (R), [[Gary Falkenthal]] (R), [[Richard Jannelli]] (D) and [[Kathleen Molinaro]] (R) were on the ballot. Only Jannelli lost his re-election bid. Democratic incumbent Robert Taborsak did not file for re-election in 2013. The Danbury Republican Town Committee endorsed a slate of five candidates in 2013 while the Democratic Town Committee endorsed three candidates.
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Five seats were at stake. Incumbents [[Eileen Alberts]] (R), [[Gary Falkenthal]] (R), [[Richard Jannelli]] (D) and [[Kathleen Molinaro]] (R) were on the ballot. Only Falkenthal lost his re-election bid. The Danbury Republican Town Committee endorsed a slate of five candidates in 2013 while the Democratic Town Committee endorsed three candidates.
  
 
==About the district==
 
==About the district==

Revision as of 13:58, 27 January 2014

Mayra Olavarria
Mayra Olavarria.jpg
Danbury Board of Education, At-large
Former candidate
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Mayra Olavarria was a candidate for an at-large seat on the Danbury Board of Education. She lost election to the board as a Democratic candidate against seven other candidates on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Olavarria holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Master's degree in Counseling. She worked for 18 years as a bilingual counselor for schools in New York and Connecticut. Olavarria has volunteered with Danbury Promise for Children and Danbury Children First.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Danbury Public Schools elections (2013)

Opposition

Olavarria lost election to the board against seven other candidates on November 5, 2013. She ran as part of a Democratic slate including incumbents Richard Jannelli and Kathleen Molinaro.

Results

Danbury Public Schools, General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEileen Alberts Incumbent 15.8% 6,834
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Ferguson 14.2% 6,162
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Pietrafesa 13.5% 5,869
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen Molinaro Incumbent 12.9% 5,593
     Republican Gary Falkenthal Incumbent 11.7% 5,061
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Jannelli Incumbent 11.2% 4,851
     Republican Charles Alpuche 10.7% 4,624
     Democratic Mayra Olavarria 10.1% 4,376
Total Votes 43,370
Source: Connecticut Secretary of State, "Municipal Elections - November 5, 2013," accessed December 17, 2013

Funding

Mayra Olavarria has not reported any contributions or expenditures to the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission.

What was at stake?

Five seats were at stake. Incumbents Eileen Alberts (R), Gary Falkenthal (R), Richard Jannelli (D) and Kathleen Molinaro (R) were on the ballot. Only Falkenthal lost his re-election bid. The Danbury Republican Town Committee endorsed a slate of five candidates in 2013 while the Democratic Town Committee endorsed three candidates.

About the district

See also: Danbury Public Schools, Connecticut
Danbury Public Schools is located in Fairfield County, Connecticut
The Town of Danbury is located in the northern half of Fairfield County, which is situated in southwestern Connecticut. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Danbury was 80,898.[2]

Demographics

Danbury underperformed the state average for higher education achievement as measured by the 2010 U.S. Census. The percentage of Danbury residents over 25 years old with Bachelor's degrees (31.0%) fell below the state average (36.2%). The median household income in Danbury was $66,281 while the state median income was $69,519. The U.S. Census also found that the poverty rate in Danbury was 10.1% while the state rate was 10.0%.[2]

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