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}}{{tnr}}'''Richard Clewell''' was a Democratic candidate for [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2010#District 41|District 41]] of the [[Iowa State Senate]].  The [[Primary election dates in 2010|primary election]] was on June 8, 2010 and the general election was on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2]]. Clewell is an incumbent member of and candidate for an at-large seat on the [[Davenport Community School District, Iowa|Davenport Community School District School Board]] up for general election on [[Davenport Community School District elections (2013)|September 10, 2013.]]
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}}{{tnr}}'''Richard Clewell''' currently sits on the [[Davenport Community School District, Iowa|Davenport Community School District School Board]] and seeks re-election on [[Davenport Community School District elections (2013)|September 10, 2013]]. He was a Democratic candidate for [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2010#District 41|District 41]] of the [[Iowa State Senate]].  The [[Primary election dates in 2010|primary election]] was on June 8, 2010 and the general election was on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2]].
  
 
==Biography==
 
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===2013===
 
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'''Richard Clewell''' is running against four other candidates including incumbent [[Patt Zamora]] for three seats in the general election on September 10, 2013.<ref>[http://www.davenportschools.org/school-board/school-board-election-information/ ''Davenport Community School District,'' "School Board Election information," Accessed September 5, 2013]</ref>
 
'''Richard Clewell''' is running against four other candidates including incumbent [[Patt Zamora]] for three seats in the general election on September 10, 2013.<ref>[http://www.davenportschools.org/school-board/school-board-election-information/ ''Davenport Community School District,'' "School Board Election information," Accessed September 5, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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Clewell lost to Republican candidate [[Roby Smith]] by a margin of 13,865 to 9,432 in the November 2 general election. <ref>[http://www.iowaelectionresults.gov/ Iowa State Senate Official General Election Results]</ref>  
 
Clewell lost to Republican candidate [[Roby Smith]] by a margin of 13,865 to 9,432 in the November 2 general election. <ref>[http://www.iowaelectionresults.gov/ Iowa State Senate Official General Election Results]</ref>  
  
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On September 8 2009, Zamora defeated three challengers for a seat on the Davenport Community School District School Board.
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On September 8 2009, Clewell defeated three challengers for a seat on the Davenport Community School District School Board.
 
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'''Poverty'''
 
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==About the district==
 
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:: See also: [[Davenport Community School District, Iowa]]
 
[[File:Scott County.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Davenport is located in Scott County, Iowa|link=Davenport Community School District, Iowa]] Davenport is the county seat of Scott County and rests along the banks of the Mississippi River in eastern Iowa. The city's population is 99,685 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.<ref name=census>[http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/19/1919000.html ''U.S. Census,'' "Quick Facts: Davenport," Accessed July 29, 2013]</ref>
 
[[File:Scott County.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Davenport is located in Scott County, Iowa|link=Davenport Community School District, Iowa]] Davenport is the county seat of Scott County and rests along the banks of the Mississippi River in eastern Iowa. The city's population is 99,685 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.<ref name=census>[http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/19/1919000.html ''U.S. Census,'' "Quick Facts: Davenport," Accessed July 29, 2013]</ref>
  
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[http://www.cr.k12.ia.us/ Davenport Community School District website]
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Revision as of 16:52, 6 September 2013

Richard Clewell
Richard Clewell.JPG
Davenport Community School District, At-large
Incumbent
Elections and appointments
Next generalSeptember 10, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sIowa State University
Personal
ProfessionRetired Department of Defense Official
ReligionDavenport Unitarian Church
Websites
Office website
Richard Clewell currently sits on the Davenport Community School District School Board and seeks re-election on September 10, 2013. He was a Democratic candidate for District 41 of the Iowa State Senate. The primary election was on June 8, 2010 and the general election was on November 2.

Biography

Richard Clewell is a retired Department of Defense official, Vietnam Era veteran, and retired wildlife biologist. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Iowa State University. He has two children that both graduated from schools in the Davenport Community School District.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Davenport Community School District elections (2013)

Richard Clewell is running against four other candidates including incumbent Patt Zamora for three seats in the general election on September 10, 2013.[2]

2010

See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010

Clewell lost to Republican candidate Roby Smith by a margin of 13,865 to 9,432 in the November 2 general election. [3]

In the June 8 primary election, Clewell beat Dave Thede by a margin of 596 to 479. [4]

Iowa State Senate, District 41 - Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Clewell 596 55.4%
Dave Thede 479 44.6%

2009

On September 8 2009, Clewell defeated three challengers for a seat on the Davenport Community School District School Board.

Davenport Community School District Board of Education, At-large General Election, 2011, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRichard A. Clewell 18.6% 885
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPatt Zamora 18.5% 883
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLarry L. Roberson 18.5% 882
     Nonpartisan Karen Boyd 18.4% 877
     Nonpartisan Jon Rasler 15.5% 740
     Nonpartisan Deborah Whan Dierkes 10.4% 494
Total Votes 4,761
Source: [http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/auditor/pub/election_returns/2009/20090908%20School%20Boards%20Election/20090908_School_Boards_Election_Summary.pdf Scott County

Campaign themes

2013

Poverty

"Poverty: Fully 62% of the District’s students qualify for either Free or Reduced Fee lunches. The impact of poverty on our students is far reaching and compromises the efforts of even our best teachers to provide the quality of education our kids deserve. While the ability to deal directly with poverty is beyond the ability of public schools, we work hard every day to minimize impacts by providing parenting classes, family support liaisons, before and after school wrap-around programs, and high quality pre-school education programs. Our collaborative efforts with agencies like the YMCA, Vera French, and LULAC Council are bringing the community together to help families and students overcome the barriers poverty places in their paths to quality education."

2010

On his campaign website, Clewell states economic recovery and sustainability as his main priority if elected. [5]

  • Job Creation - "...we need to deal with a projected shortage of skilled labor. Our trade unions, community colleges, and high schools are vital in making these skills available."
  • Education- " If we want Iowa to have a strong and vibrant economy, we must make Iowa the destination for education."
  • Healthcare - "The fact that 1 in 11 Iowans does not have health care insurance is a clear indication that the system is not working. We cannot wait for Washington to do what we must do now for our most vulnerable citizens..."
  • Fiscal Accountability - "I believe...that both spending and revenues must be considered to achieve a balanced budget. The governors tax credit panel which did a cost-benefit analysis on how our tax dollars are being used to stimulate business growth is on the right track and we need to pursue this level of focus more broadly."

What's at stake?

Three seats on the board are up for election on September 10, 2013. The board continues to deal with declining enrollment figures across the district as well as poor performances according to state and federal assessment programs. Davenport Community School District has experienced a 5.2% decline in enrollment between 2008 and 2012.[6] The district was identified as a District in Need of Assistance and 20 schools qualified as Schools in Need of Assistance according to the 2012 State Report Card.[7]

About the district

See also: Davenport Community School District, Iowa
Davenport is located in Scott County, Iowa
Davenport is the county seat of Scott County and rests along the banks of the Mississippi River in eastern Iowa. The city's population is 99,685 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[8]

Demographics

Davenport outperforms the rest of Iowa in terms of higher education achievement though lags behind on median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 25.9% of Davenport residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 24.9% rate for the entire state. Davenport had a median income of $42,983 in 2010 compared to $50,451 for Iowa. The poverty rate for Davenport was 17.6% in 2010 compared to an 11.9% rate for the rest of the state.[8]


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