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{{RacineWISchools2014}}'''Four seats''' on the [[Racine Unified School District, Wisconsin|Racine Board of Education]] are up for '''general election''' on April 1, 2014. Seven candidates are seeking three seats with full terms along with a one-year unexpired term currently held by [[Wally Rendón]]. The top three vote recipients will earn full terms while the fourth-place finisher will receive the unexpired term.  
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{{RacineWISchools2014}}'''Four seats''' on the [[Racine Unified School District, Wisconsin|Racine Board of Education]] are up for '''general election''' on April 1, 2014. Incumbents [[Pamala Handrow]], [[Melvin Hargrove]], [[Wally Rendón]] and [[Dennis Wiser]] are seeking re-election to the board on April 1. Rendón was appointed in September 2013 to replace Gretchen Warner. State law requires Rendón to seek election since Warner resigned prior to her last year in office. The leadership of the board is at stake on April 1 as Wiser serves as the board president, Hargrove serves as vice president and Handrow serves as the clerk. Newcomers [[Jacqueline Pinager]] and [[Henry Perez]] are seeking election to the board.<ref>[http://journaltimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/four-unified-board-seats-not-three-up-for-election/article_849fe59c-77f7-11e3-818d-0019bb2963f4.html ''Journal Times,'' "Four Unified board seats — not three — up for election," January 7, 2014]</ref> [[Thomas Fineran]] withdrew from the race on March 24 but his name will still appear on the ballot.<ref>[http://journaltimes.com/elections/news/fineran-drops-out-of-unified-board-race/article_9a3ebe32-b4d8-11e3-b031-0019bb2963f4.html ''The Journal Times,'' "Fineran drops out of Unified board race," March 26, 2014]</ref> The top three vote recipients will earn full terms while the fourth-place finisher will receive the unexpired term.  
  
 
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==What's at stake?==
 
Incumbents [[Pamala Handrow]], [[Melvin Hargrove]], [[Wally Rendón]] and [[Dennis Wiser]] are seeking re-election to the board on April 1. Rendón was appointed in September 2013 to replace Gretchen Warner. State law requires Rendón to seek election since Warner resigned prior to her last year in office. The leadership of the board is at stake on April 1 as Wiser serves as the board president, Hargrove serves as vice president and Handrow serves as the clerk. Newcomers [[Thomas Fineran]], [[Jacqueline Pinager]] and [[Henry Perez]] are seeking election to the board.<ref>[http://journaltimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/four-unified-board-seats-not-three-up-for-election/article_849fe59c-77f7-11e3-818d-0019bb2963f4.html ''Journal Times,'' "Four Unified board seats — not three — up for election," January 7, 2014]</ref>
 
  
 
==Key deadlines==
 
==Key deadlines==

Revision as of 11:01, 1 April 2014

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2014 Racine Unified School District Elections

General Election date:
April 1, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Wisconsin
Racine Unified School District
Racine County, Wisconsin ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Wisconsin
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Four seats on the Racine Board of Education are up for general election on April 1, 2014. Incumbents Pamala Handrow, Melvin Hargrove, Wally Rendón and Dennis Wiser are seeking re-election to the board on April 1. Rendón was appointed in September 2013 to replace Gretchen Warner. State law requires Rendón to seek election since Warner resigned prior to her last year in office. The leadership of the board is at stake on April 1 as Wiser serves as the board president, Hargrove serves as vice president and Handrow serves as the clerk. Newcomers Jacqueline Pinager and Henry Perez are seeking election to the board.[1] Thomas Fineran withdrew from the race on March 24 but his name will still appear on the ballot.[2] The top three vote recipients will earn full terms while the fourth-place finisher will receive the unexpired term.

About the district

See also: Racine Unified School District, Wisconsin
Racine Unified School District is located in Racine , Wisconsin
Racine Unified School District is located in Racine, Wisconsin. Racine is the county seat of Racine County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Racine is home to 78,303 residents.[3] Racine Unified School District is the fourth-largest school district in Wisconsin, serving 21,100 students during the 2010-11 school year.[4]

Demographics

Racine underperformed the rest of Wisconsin in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 16.6% of Racine residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 26.4% for Wisconsin as a whole. The median household income in Racine was $38,789 compared to $52,627 for the state of Wisconsin. The poverty rate in Racine was 21.5% compared to 12.5% for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Racine (%) Wisconsin (%)
White 61.8 86.2
Black or African American 22.6 6.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 1.0
Asian 0.8 2.3
Two or More Races 4.0 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 20.7 5.9

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[5]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 50.8 47.3
2008 52.7 45.4
2004 47.3 51.4
2000 - -

Method of board member selection

The Racine Board of Education consists of nine members elected at-large to three-year terms. There is no primary election and the general election will be held on April 1, 2014. Three seats will be up for election in 2015 and another three seats will be on the ballot in 2016.

Candidates for the Board of Education must be 18 years old, citizens of the United States and residents of the district at least 10 days before the election. Each candidate submitted at least 100 valid signatures to the Racine County Clerk by January 7, 2014.[6]

Elections

2014

Candidates

  • Thomas Fineran
    • Graduate, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    • Former public school teacher
    • Withdrew from race on March 24 but name will still appear on ballot
  • Pamala Handrow
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, University of Wisconsin, Chicago Kent College of Law
    • Executive director, SAFE Haven of Racine
  • Melvin Hargrove
    • Incumbent
    • Founder and pastor, Zoe Outreach Ministries
  • Henry Perez
    • Graduate, Reformed Bible College and Miami Christian College
    • Pastor
    • Member, Racine Common Council
  • Jacqueline Pinager
    • Graduate, Alverno College
    • Clinical application coordinator, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Wally Rendón
    • Incumbent
    • Outreach representative, Educators Credit Union
  • Dennis Wiser
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, University of Wisconsin and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    • Retired educator
    • Member, Racine Common Council

Endorsements

Thomas Fineran received endorsements from the Racine Education Association/Racine Educational Assistants Association, AFL-CIO of Racine County and Democratic Party of Racine County[7]

Campaign finance

Candidates have received a total of $1,083.00 and spent a total of $40.67 by the March 24 pre-election reporting deadline, according to the school board secretary.[8] State law allows candidates to claim exempt status from campaign finance reporting if contributions and expenditures do not exceed $1,000 during a calendar year.[9]

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Thomas Fineran $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Pamala Handrow $0.00 $0.00 $699.60
Melvin Hargrove $1,083.00 $40.67 $2,923.47
Henry Perez $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Jacqueline Pinager $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Wally Rendón $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Dennis Wiser $0.00 $0.00 $811.15

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates are key deadlines for the Racine Unified School District election in 2014:[10][6]

Deadline Event
December 1, 2013 First day to circulate nominating petitions
January 7, 2014 Last day to submit nominating petitions to county clerk
March 24, 2014 Last day to file pre-election campaign finance report
April 1, 2014 Election day
July 21, 2014 Last day to file continuing campaign finance report

Additional elections on the ballot

The Racine Unified School District election will share the ballot with other local and county elections. Residents of Racine will cast ballots for seven seats on the Common Council. The ballot includes 23 seats on the Racine County Board of Supervisors, one seat on the Court of Appeals and two seats on the Wisconsin Circuit Court.[11]

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