Aldine Independent School District elections (2013)

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2013 Aldine Independent School District 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
Texas
Aldine Independent School District
Harris County, Texas ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Texas
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One seat on the Aldine Independent School District board was up for election on November 5, 2013, covering Position 1. This was a special election as board member Marine Jones retired in January 2013. The seat was held by Jose Palacios, Jr., however challenger Patricia Ann Bourgeois won election.

The board made the decision to cancel the election for Positions 3, 4 and 5 currently held by Rose Avalos, Rick Ogden and Steve Mead, respectively, because all incumbents were running unopposed.[1]

About the district

See also: Aldine Independent School District, Texas
Aldine Independent School District is located in Harris County, TX
Aldine Independent School District is located in north Harris County, Texas and spans 111 square miles wide. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Harris County is home to 4,253,700 residents.[2] It lies on the southeastern border of Texas and Louisiana.

Demographics

Harris County outperformed the rest of Texas with regard to average household income, but underperformed in regards to graduation rate and poverty rate in 2011. The average household income in Harris County was $52,675 compared to $50,920 statewide. The graduation rate in Harris County was 77.9% compared to 80.4% for Texas. Harris County had a poverty rate of 17.3 in 2011, while Texas was 17.0%.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2010[2][3]
Race Harris County (%) Texas (%)
Hispanic or Latino 69.75 37.6
Black or African American 25.73 11.8
White 2.17 70.4
Asian 1.39 3.8
Native American 0.11 0.7

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.[4]

Method of board member selection

The Aldine Independent School District board consists of seven members elected to three-year terms with no compensation.[5] The AISD did not hold a primary election and the general election took place on November 5, 2013.

Elections

2013

Candidates

The election for Positions 3, 4 and 5 were canceled by the board on September 17, 2013 because all incumbents were running unopposed. Position 1 is the only election that took place on November 5, 2013.

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  • Rick Ogden
    • Incumbent
    • Assistant Vice President for Church and Community Relations for Houston Baptist University

  • Steve Mead
    • Incumbent and Board Vice President
    • Owner of Component Sales and Service

Election results

Aldine Independent School District, Position 1, 3-year term (unexpired), 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPatricia Ann Bourgeois 67.1% 3,875
     Nonpartisan Jose Palacios, Jr. Incumbent 32.9% 1,897
Total Votes 5,772
Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013

Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Texas Ethics Commission.[6]

Endorsements

No endorsements were made in this election.

What was at stake?

One seat was up for election on November 5 covering that of retired board member Marine Jones. Originally the board was scheduled to have four seats up for election, however Positions 3, 4 and 5 were unopposed. The board made the decision to cancel those elections.[1]

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Aldine Independent School District election in 2013:[7]

Deadline Event
July 27, 2013 First day for filing nominating petitions
August 26, 2013 Last day to file nominating petitions
November 5, 2013 Election day

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