Historically female candidates for Red Clay School Board beat male opponents. The data supplied by the Department of Elections for New Castle County supports this fact. Only once since 1999 a male candidate beat a female candidate and that was in 2009 with Jack Buckley in a four-way race with two other males and one female. However, Jack Buckely loss his board seat going head to head with a female in 2011. Check the data for yourself
My guess as to why females outperform males in school board races is because traditional its the moms who attend PTA\PTO meetings and for the most part serve in PTA\PTO leadership positions. Odds are moms trust moms and that gives females the edge.
I wonder what the percentage of female voters there are in contrast to males voters (school board races)?
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