Alice Bachman

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Alice Bachman
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Board member, Sumner County Board of Education, District 3
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Elections and appointments
Last electionAugust 7, 2014
First electedAugust 7, 2014
Next generalAugust 2018
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionRetired Department of Defense employee
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Alice Bachman is the District 3 member-elect on the Sumner County Board of Education in Tennessee. She defeated by incumbent Don Long in the general election on August 7, 2014.


Bachman is a retired Department of Defense employee. She and her husband, Jim, have two children and six grandchildren.[1]



See also: Sumner County Schools elections (2014)


The August 7, 2014, general election ballot for District 1 included incumbent Vanessa Silkwood and candidate Tammy Hayes. The District 3 ballot included incumbent Don Long and Alice Bachman. The District 5 ballot included incumbent Janet Arnold and Jeff Cordell. The District 7 ballot included incumbent Andy Daniels and John Ruth. The District 11 ballot included incumbent David A. Brown and Jeff Carter. District 9 candidate Patricia H. Brown ran unopposed.


Sumner County Schools, District 3, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAlice Bachman 50.7% 998
     Nonpartisan Don Long Incumbent 49% 965
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.3% 6
Total Votes 1,969
Source: Sumner County Election Commission, "Unofficial Results," accessed August 7, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.


The Sumner County Election Commission does not publish and freely disclose school board candidate campaign finance reports.


Bachman did not receive any official endorsements in this election.

About the district

See also: Sumner County Schools, Tennessee
Sumner County Schools is located in Sumner County, Tennessee
Sumner County School District is located in Sumner County, Tennessee. The county seat of Sumner County is Gallatin. Sumner County is home to 160,645 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[2] Sumner County Schools is the eighth-largest school district in Tennessee, serving 28,361 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[3]


Sumner County performed equally in comparison to the rest of Tennessee in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 23.5 percent of Sumner County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree, the same rate as Tennessee as a whole. The median household income in Sumner County was $55,560 compared to $44,140 for the state of Tennessee. The poverty rate in Sumner County was 9.8 percent compared to 17.3 percent for the entire state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Sumner County (%) Tennessee (%)
White 89.8 79.3
Black or African American 6.9 17.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.4
Asian 1.3 1.6
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.6 1.6
Hispanic or Latino 4.2 4.8

Presidential Voting Pattern, Sumner County[4]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 18,579 46,003
2008 21,487 44,949
2004 21,458 40,181
2000 22,118 27,601

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[5][6]

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  1. The Tennessean, "Meet the Sumner County Candidates," accessed July 25, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 United States Census Bureau, "Sumner County, Tennessee," accessed July 8, 2014
  3. National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed July 8, 2014
  4. Tennessee Secretary of State, "Election Results," accessed June 26, 2014
  5. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  6. 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.