But I've got challengers in BOLD CAPS and first-termers in Italics.
And yes, yes, I know that not all challengers are created equal. Some have already held elected positions, already run for citywide offices, etc. But I just defined it in the simplest way I could: "Someone not currently serving on the School Committee."
There will be time later on for more analysis, but for now this may suggest there is a "Challenger Bump" enjoyed by School Committee candidates, followed by a time of great vulnerability (first re-election attempt).
Outliers are highlighted..."outlier" defined here as greater than one standard deviation from the mean in either direction. If you catch any errors here, lemme know and I'll fix 'em! Thanks...
Oh, and "AVG VOTES" should say "Avg. # of Votes per Voter." Labels are missing for 2013, 2011, and 2009, respectively, from left to right.