Allen Altman

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Allen Altman
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Board member, Pasco County School Board, District 1
Incumbent
Term ends
2018
Years in position 8
Elections and appointments
Last electionAugust 26, 2014
First elected2006
Next general2018
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionInsurance agent
Websites
Office website

Allen Altman currently represents District 1 on the Pasco County School Board in Florida. He was first elected to the board in 2006. Altman ran unopposed and won re-election in the general election on August 26, 2014.

Biography

Altman currently works as an insurance agent.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Pasco County Schools elections (2014)

Opposition

The August 26, 2014, general election in Pasco County featured three seats up for election. District 5 incumbent Steve Luikart won re-election, defeating challenger Marc Yacht. Fellow board members Allen Altman and Cynthia Armstrong ran unopposed and won their re-election bids in District 1 and 3, respectively.

Results

Altman ran unopposed and won re-election by default.

Funding

Altman reported $5,800 in contributions and loans and $5,800 in expenditures to the Pasco County Supervisor of Elections, as of July 22, 2014.[2]

Endorsements

Altman received no official endorsements in this election.

2010

Altman won re-election without opposition in 2010.[1]

What was at stake?

Issues in the district

District removes novel from summer reading list

District officials removed Paper Towns, a 2008 novel by John Green, from summer reading lists based on a complaint from a parent on June 20, 2014. Joanne Corcoran sent an email to district administrators that outlined her concerns about the novel, including inappropriate language and discussions of sex by teenage characters. Corcoran had recently moved her 13-year old daughter from homeschooling to a middle school in the district. The complaint was distributed to curriculum experts and a decision was reached by June 23 to remove the book from summer reading lists. This decision was supported by board member Joanne Hurley, though district policy requires a longer review process by parents, experts and administrators. Corcoran noted after the decision that she wanted the district to provide advanced warning about mature themes in books and did not request removal of Paper Towns from reading lists. Green, who later authored The Fault in Our Stars, has responded to past objections about his books by stating that parents should be able to prevent their kids from reading certain books but shouldn't contribute to broader book bans.[3]

About the district

See also: Pasco County Schools, Florida
Pasco County Schools is located in Pasco County, Florida
Pasco County Schools is based in Land O' Lakes, a city located in Pasco County, Florida. Pasco County is home to 475,502 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[4] Pasco County Schools is the 11th-largest school district in Florida, serving 66,659 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[5]

Demographics

Pasco County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Florida in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 20.0 percent of Pasco County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.2 percent for Florida as a whole. The median household income in Pasco County was $43,787 compared to $47,309 for the state of Florida. The poverty rate in Pasco County was 13.7 percent compared to 15.6 percent for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Pasco County (%) Florida (%)
White 90.1 78.3
Black or African American 5.2 16.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.5
Asian 2.3 2.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.8 1.9
Hispanic or Latino 12.6 23.2

Party registration, 2014[6]
Party Number of registered voters
Republican 115,107
Democratic 101,380
Unaffiliated 67,834
Other 15,626
Total 299,947

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.[7]

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