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Theodoros Rokas
Ted Rokas.jpg
Board Member, Manchester Board of School Committee, Ward 5
Incumbent
Term ends
2013
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Hampshire
Personal
ProfessionPublic servant
Websites
Office website
Theodoros Rokas is the Ward 5 member of the Manchester School District. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011 and is running for re-election in a primary election on September 17 and a general election on November 5, 2013. Rokas is also a Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Hillsborough 12. He was first elected to that chamber in 2008.

Biography

Theodoros Rokas resides in Manchester, New Hampshire. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire in 2013.[1] Rokas serves as both a State Representative in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and as the Ward 5 member of the Manchester Board of School Committee.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Manchester School District elections (2013)

Opposition

Theodoros Rokas is running against challenger Lisa M. Freeman to keep his Ward 5 seat in the general election on November 5, 2013.[2]

Funding

As of August 23, no 2013 campaign donations or expenditures for Theodoros Rokas have been reported to the Manchester City Clerk.[3]

Endorsements

Theodoros Rokas has not received any official endorsements for his campaign as of yet.

2012

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

Rokas was re-elected in the 2012 election for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 12. Rokas advanced past the September 11 primary and and won election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTed Rokas Incumbent 42.2% 1,589
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim O'Flaherty 34.7% 1,307
     Republican Daniel Garthwaite 23.2% 873
Total Votes 3,769
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 12 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTed Rokas Incumbent 49.4% 249
Green check mark transparent.pngTim O'Flaherty 25.4% 128
Richard N. Komi 25.2% 127
Total Votes 504

2011

Manchester School District, Ward 5 General Election, 2-year term, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTed Rokas 67.6% 465
     Nonpartisan Tara Powell 32.4% 223
Total Votes 688
Source: City of Manchester, New Hampshire, "2011 Municipal General - November 8, 2011," accessed August 21, 2013

What's at stake?

Incumbents Kathy Staub, David Wihby, Sarah S. Ambrogi, Debra G. Langton, Chris Stewart, Theodoros Rokas, Dan Bergeron, Erika Connors, Arthur J. Beaudry and John B. Avard have filed for re-election.[2] Fellow incumbents Roy Shoults, Dave Gelinas, Jason Cooper and Roger Beauchamp did not file for re-election in Wards 4, 7, 11 and 12, respectively.

District audit

On June 26, 2013, Curriculum Management Systems published its audit of the Manchester School District. The district spent $40,000 to commission the report, which criticized the size of the fifteen-member school board and its two-year terms as causes of instability in the district.[7] The audit states that, "Declining student enrollment, funding reductions, board disharmony, aging school facilities, and disparities in student performance have been long-standing issues facing the district."[8] The auditors acknowledge that, "...the educational program a student experiences at one school may differ widely from the education a student receives at another school," and recommend that the school board create "written policies, plans, and procedures to provide a foundation for a consistent educational program" across the district.[8] Board member Arthur J. Beaudry did not agree with all of the findings and recommendations in the audit, arguing that, "The board is reluctant to pursue big changes too much because that's seen as micromanaging. So they back up, or at least some board members do."[7] Stewart took a different position and referred to the audit as "terrific."[9]

Common Core

On April 29, 2013, the school board voted to approve an $83,900 contract to train district elementary and middle school teachers in the Common Core standards for English and math.[10] Local education activist Deborah Olszta criticized the vote and Common Core, stating, "Every student in the country is going to be doing same thing at same time. China can do this sort of thing, but in America, this is supposed to be an open and free-thinking society."[10] Debra G. Langton and Arthur J. Beaudry voted against the contract, with Langton questioning the necessity of the contract in light of existing budgetary issues in the district.[10]

About the district

See also: Manchester School District, New Hampshire
Manchester School District is located in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
Manchester School District is located in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. The county seats of Hillsborough County are Manchester and Nashua. According to the 2010 US Census, Hillsborough County is home to 402,922 residents.[11]

Demographics

Hillsborough County outperformed the rest of New Hampshire in terms of its poverty rate, median rates of average household income and higher education achievement in 2011. The poverty rate in Hillsborough County was 7.5% compared to 8.0% for the entire state. The median household income in Hillsborough County was $70,591 compared to $64,664 for the state of New Hampshire. The US Census also found that 34.6% of Hillsborough County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to 33.1% in New Hampshire.[11]






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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 LinkedIn, "Ted Rokas," accessed August 23, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 City of Manchester, New Hampshire, "Filings for Non-partisan Municipal Primary Election," accessed August 22, 2013
  3. City of Manchester, New Hampshire, "Campaign Finance Reports Filed by Candidate," accessed August 23, 2013
  4. New Hampshire Secretary of State - 2012 Primary Candidates
  5. New Hampshire Secretary of State - 2012 Primary Results
  6. City of Manchester, New Hampshire, "November 3, 2009 - Municipal General Election," accessed August 21, 2013
  7. 7.0 7.1 Ted Siefer, New Hampshire Union Leader, "School district audit report lands with a thud," June 29, 2013
  8. 8.0 8.1 Manchester School District, "Curriculum Audit of the Manchester School District," June 27, 2013
  9. Ted Siefer, "Manchester school audit points finger at school committee itself," June 26, 2013
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Ted Siefer, New Hampshire Union Leader, "Common core education talk draws opponents in Manchester," April 30, 2013
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 United States Census Bureau, "Hillsborough County, New Hampshire," accessed August 20, 2013
  12. New Hampshire Secretary of State, "Party Registration/Names on Checklist History," accessed August 20, 2013
  13. New Hampshire Secretary of State, "2012 Election Information," accessed September 13, 2012
  14. New Hampshire Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Election Results," accessed September 13, 2012
  15. "New Hampshire House of Representatives official election results"
  16. Follow the Money, "Rokas, Theodoros," accessed August 2, 2013
  17. Follow the Money, "Rokas, Ted," accessed August 2, 2013
Political offices
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New Hampshire House of Representatives Hillsborough 12
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