Andrew Mackey sought election for an At Large position on the Fort Smith Public Schools Board of Education. Mackey is a database administrator in Fort Smith. He received two Master's degrees from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in Information Systems and Operations Management.
|Springdale School Board, At-large, September 17, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Dr. David Hunton||74.6%||505|
|Source: The Southwest Times Record, "Alma Millage Issue Fails, Mountainburg Schools Get Bond Restructure," September 13, 2013|
About the district
LocationArkansas in Sebastian County. It is one of the two county seats of Sebastian County, and the second largest city in the state of Arkansas. According to the 2010 census, Fort Smith is home to 86,217 residents.
Fort Smith Public Schools is a district comprised of 19 elementary schools, 4 junior high school, 2 senior high schools, and one alternative learning center.
Fort Smith underperforms the rest of Arkansas when compared on the basis of median household income, people living below the poverty level, percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma. The median household income in Fort Smith was $37,340 compared to $40,149 for the state of Arkansas. 20.7%% of Fort Smith residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 19.6% in Arkansas. The US Census also showed the poverty rate in Fort Smith was 22.5%% compared to 18.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 20.7% of Fort Smith residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 19.6% in Arkansas.
What was at stake?
Dr. David Hunton's position as President of the Fort Smith Public School Board and At Large seat was at stake during the September 17, 2013 election, Andrew Mackey filed to oppose him.
Mackey has not disclosed any campaign finance expenditures or contributions.
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- US Census Bureau, "Fort Smith, Arkansas Quick Facts" accessed August 14, 2013
- Fort Smith Schools, "About our schools" accessed August 14, 2013
- , "Fort Smith Quick Facts," accessed July 31, 2013
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Campaign Expenditure Search" accessed August 13, 2013