Aldine Independent School District elections (2013)
Method of election
What was at stake?
Aldine Independent School District
Harris County, Texas ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Texas
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.
About the districtHarris County, Texas and spans 111 square miles wide. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Harris County is home to 4,253,700 residents. It lies on the southeastern border of Texas and Louisiana.
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%.
|Racial Demographics, 2010|
|Race||Harris County (%)||Texas (%)|
|Hispanic or Latino||69.75||37.6|
|Black or African American||25.73||11.8|
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.
Method of board member selection
The Aldine Independent School District board consists of seven members elected to three-year terms with no compensation. The AISD did not hold a primary election and the general election took place on November 5, 2013.
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.
- Rose Avalos
- Retired educator
- Rick Ogden
- 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
|Aldine Independent School District, Position 1, 3-year term (unexpired), 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Patricia Ann Bourgeois||67.1%||3,875|
|Nonpartisan||Jose Palacios, Jr. Incumbent||32.9%||1,897|
|Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013|
No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Texas Ethics Commission.
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.
The following dates were key deadlines for the Aldine Independent School District election in 2013:
|July 27, 2013||First day for filing nominating petitions|
|August 26, 2013||Last day to file nominating petitions|
|November 5, 2013||Election day|
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Aldine+ Independent + School + District + Texas"
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- Texas school board candidates concentrate on funding, maintaining accountability
- School board election wrap-up: Incumbents re-elected overwhelmingly in November 5 elections
- School board elections review: Voters opt for experience over new blood in nation's largest school districts
- Aldine Independent School District, Texas
- List of school board elections in 2013
- Harris County, Texas ballot measures
- Local ballot measures, Texas
- News Stories, "Aldine ISD Trustees cancel regular board election," accessed October 24, 2013
- Harris County, Texas Accessed August 7, 2013
- Fast Facts Accessed August 7, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Frequently Asked Questions Accessed August 8, 2013
- Texas Ethics Commission Search Campaign Finance Reports, accessed December 26, 2013
- Important 2013 Election Dates Accessed August 8, 2013