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Albemarle County Public Schools elections (2013)

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2013 Albemarle County Public Schools Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional measures
External links
References
See also
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Albemarle County Public Schools
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Three seats were up for election on the Albemarle County Public School Board on November 5, 2013. Those seats were filled by unopposed newcomer Katherine Lee Acuff in the Jack Jouett District and unopposed incumbents Pamela Moynihan and Eric Strucko in the Rio and Samuel Miller Districts, respectively.

About the district

See also: Albemarle County Public Schools, Virginia
Albemarle County Public Schools is located in Albemarle County, Virginia.
Albemarle County Public Schools is located in Albemarle County, Virginia. The county seat of Albemarle County is Charlottesville. Albemarle County is home to 103,000 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] In the 2011-2012 school year, Albemarle County Public Schools was the 19th-largest school district in Virginia and served 13,104 students.[2]

Demographics

Albemarle County outperformed the rest of Virginia in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 52.2 percent of Albemarle County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 35.2 percent for Virginia as a whole. The median household income in Albemarle County was $67,725 compared to $63,907 for the state of Virginia. The poverty rate in Albemarle County was 10.2 percent compared to 11.3 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2013[1]
Race Albemarle County (%) Virginia (%)
White 82.7 70.8
Black or African American 9.8 19.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.5
Asian 4.7 6.1
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.4 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 5.7 8.6

Presidential Voting Pattern, Albemarle County[3]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 55.2 43.2
2008 58.4 40.4
2004 50.5 48.5
2000 44.1 49.6

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[4] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

Method of board member selection

The Albemarle County School Board consists of seven members who serve four-year terms. Six of those members serve by magisterial districts, and one serves at-large. ACPS did not hold a primary election and the general election was held on November 5, 2013. Though the school board is officially partisan, all members ran as independents in the last election.[5]

Elections

2013

Candidates

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  • Eric Strucko
    • Incumbent
    • Chief Financial Officer, University of Virginia Physicians Group

Election results

Albemarle County Public Schools, Jack Jouett District General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngKatherine Lee Acuff 98.9% 2,945
     Independent Write-in votes 1.1% 33
Total Votes 2,978
Source: Albemarle County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Albemarle County Public Schools, Rio District General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngPamela Moynihan Incumbent 98.8% 4,544
     Independent Write-in votes 1.2% 55
Total Votes 4,599
Source: Albemarle County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Albemarle County Public Schools, Samuel Miller District General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngEric Strucko Incumbent 98.3% 4,442
     Independent Write-in votes 1.7% 78
Total Votes 4,520
Source: Albemarle County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013

Endorsements

On August 21, 2013, the Albemarle County Democratic Party announced their endorsement of Katharine Lee Acuff as a candidate for the Jack Jouett District seat.[6]

Campaign finance

Katherine Lee Acuff received a total of $3,498.49 and spent a total of $1,946.53 during the election, according to the Virginia State Board of Elections. She was the only candidate to file finance reports.[7]

Past elections

What was at stake?

Three seats were up for election on the Albemarle County School Board. The candidates for the Jack Jouett, Rio and Samuel Miller Magisterial Districts all ran unopposed races. Jack Jouett District incumbent Diantha McKeel did not seek re-election, instead running for Albemarle County Supervisor.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Albemarle County Public School Board election in 2013:[8]

Deadline Event
June 11, 2013 Last day to file nominating petitions
October 15, 2013 Last day to register to vote
November 5, 2013 Election day

Additional elections on the ballot

This election shared the ballot with other municipal and school board elections, as well as the statewide offices for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.

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See also

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