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Alief Independent School District elections (2013)

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2013 Alief 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 elections
External links
References
See also
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Alief Independent School District
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Four seats on the Alief Independent School District board were up for election on November 5, 2013. Incumbent Sarah B. Winkler won re-election to the board over challenger Veronica Thibideaux for Position 6, while incumbent Nghi T. Ho ran unopposed and was re-elected to Position 5. Newcomers Michael Bennett and Tiffany Thomas triumphed over incumbent Ella Jefferson for Position 4, and Fernanda Brady for Position 7, respectively.

About the district

See also: Alief Independent School District, Texas
Alief Independent School District is located in Harris County, Texas.
Alief Independent School District is located in Harris County, Texas. The county seat of Harris County is Houston. Harris County is home to 4,092,459 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1]

Demographics

Harris County overperformed in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 28.1 percent of Harris County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.3 percent for Texas as a whole. The median household income in Harris County was $53,160 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Harris County was 17.9 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2013[1]
Race Harris County (%) Texas (%)
White 70.7 80.3
Black or African American 19.5 12.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1 1.0
Asian 6.8 4.3
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.7 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 41.6 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Harris County[2]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote Other Vote
2012 587,044 586,073 15,468
2008 590,982 571,883 8,607
2004 475,865 584,723 7,380
2000 418,267 529,159 27,396

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.[3] 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 Alief Independent School District board consists of seven members elected to four-year terms.[4] The AISD did not hold a primary election and the general election was held on November 5, 2013.

Elections

2013

Candidates

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  • Fernanda Brady
    • Graduate, University of Houston
    • Realtor, Keller Williams
  • Tiffany Thomas
    • Chief Development Officer, Temenos Community Development Corporation, Inc. and The Bread of Life Inc.
    • Graduate, Sam Houston State University, Prairie View A&M University

Election results

Alief Independent School District, Position 4, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Bennett 50.5% 3,368
     Nonpartisan Ella Jefferson Incumbent 49.5% 3,306
Total Votes 6,674
Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Alief Independent School District, Position 5, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngNghi T. Ho Incumbent 100% 5,546
Total Votes 5,546
Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Alief Independent School District, Position 6, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSarah B. Winkler Incumbent 53.4% 3,544
     Nonpartisan Veronica Thibideaux 46.6% 3,096
Total Votes 6,640
Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Alief Independent School District, Position 7, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTiffany Thomas 68.5% 4,417
     Nonpartisan Fernanda Brady 31.5% 2,028
Total Votes 6,445
Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013

Endorsements

No endorsements were made in this election.

Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Texas Ethics Commission.[5]

Past elections

What was at stake?

Four seats were up for general election on November 5, 2013. Those elections were for Positions 4, 5, 6 and 7.[6]

Issues that have faced the district in the past have been school funding, student testing and accountability, local governance and control (including vouchers and school tax credits) and federal issues.[7]

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Alief Independent School District election in 2013:[8]

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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