Norman Roldan

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Norman Roldan
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Board Member, Springfield School Committee, District 1
Former member
Term ends
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 3, 2009
Term limitsN/A
High schoolRoger L. Putnam Vocational Technical High School
ProfessionInformation services
Office website
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Norman Roldan was the District 1 member of the Springfield School Committee. He was first elected to the chamber in 2009 but lost his bid for re-election in a general election on November 5, 2013.


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.[1] He is a member of both the New North Citizens Council and the Community Safety Team.[1]



See also: Springfield Public Schools elections (2013)


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
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRosa Perez 61.3% 1,221
     Nonpartisan Norman Roldan Incumbent 38.4% 764
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.4% 7
Total Votes 1,992
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.[2]


Norman Roldan did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.[3]


Springfield Public Schools, District 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngNorman Roldan 98.5% 1,851
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngWrite-in votes 1.5% 29
Total Votes 1,880
Source: Springfield, Massachusetts, "November 3, 2009 Municipal Election Returns," accessed September 24, 2013

Campaign themes

Roldan's office website listed the following campaign themes for 2013:[1]

  • Increase Community and Parent involvement in the District
  • Help stop school bullying
  • Review school safety in the District
  • Increase school graduates
  • Review Teen Pregnancy in the School District
  • Review Special Education services in the District
  • Create innovative programs for the School District
  • Support current programs that are working in the District

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 district

See also: Springfield Public Schools, Massachusetts
Springfield Public Schools is located in Hampden County, Massachusetts
Springfield Public Schools is located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. The county seat of Hampden County is Springfield. According to the 2010 US Census, Hampden County is home to 465,923 residents.[4]


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.[4]

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