|Board Member, Springfield School Committee, District 1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 3, 2009|
|High school||Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical High School|
Norman Roldan resides in Springfield, Massachusetts. Roldan graduated from Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical High School in 1984 before beginning his career in information services with Bay State Health Systems. He is a member of both the New North Citizens Council and the Community Safety Team.
Norman Roldan ran against challenger Rosa Perez in his attempt to keep his District 1 seat in the general election on November 5, 2013. Roldan was defeated by Perez.
|Springfield Public Schools, District 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Norman Roldan Incumbent||38.4%||764|
|Source: City of Springfield, Massachusetts, "Springfield Vote Counts: Nov. 5 City Election Night Results," accessed December 18, 2013|
Norman Roldan began the race with an existing account balance of $279.13 from his previous campaign. He reported $1,495.00 in contributions and $805.75 in expenditures to the Office of Campaign and Political Finance, which left his campaign with $968.38 on hand.
Norman Roldan did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.
|Springfield Public Schools, District 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2009|
|Source: Springfield, Massachusetts, "November 3, 2009 Municipal Election Returns," accessed September 24, 2013|
Roldan's office website listed the following campaign themes for 2013:
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. All six incumbents sought re-election to the board and four of them faced challengers. Barbara Gresham and Christopher Collins ran unopposed to retain their District 2 and 3 seats, respectively. Denise M. Hurst and Antonette E. Pepe attempted to fend off challenges to their at-large seats from Calvin McFadden and Brenden J. Hammerle. District 1 incumbent Norman Roldan lost his election against newcomer Rosa Perez, and District 4 incumbent Peter M. Murphy faced a challenge from Zaida Govan.
About the districtHampden County, Massachusetts. The county seat of Hampden County is Springfield. According to the 2010 US Census, Hampden County is home to 465,923 residents.
Hampden County under performed in comparison to the rest of Massachusetts in terms of median rates of average household income, poverty rate and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Hampden County was $48,866 compared to $65,981 for the state of Massachusetts. The poverty rate in Hampden County was 16.6% compared to 10.7% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 23.9% of Hampden County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to 38.7% in Massachusetts.
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- Springfield Public Schools, "Norman Roldan," accessed September 24, 2013
- Springfield, Massachusetts, "OCPF Information," accessed December 20, 2013
- Norman Roldan - School Committee Ward 1 & 3, "Endorsements," accessed September 24, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Hampden County, Massachusetts," accessed September 23, 2013
- Massachusetts Secretary of State, “Enrollment Breakdown as of 2/15/2012,” accessed September 23, 2013
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