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Andrew Mackey

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Andrew Mackey
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Former candidate for
At Large candidate, Fort Smith Public Schools Board of Education
Elections and appointments
Last electionSeptember 17, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Master'sUniversity of Arkansas at Fayetteville
ProfessionDatabase Administrator
Andrew Mackey was a candidate for the At Large member seat on the Fort Smith Public Schools Board of Educaiton. He was defeated by Dr. David Hunton in the election for the position on September 17, 2013.


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.[1]

Election results

Springdale School Board, At-large, September 17, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDr. David Hunton 74.6% 505
     Nonpartisan Andrew Mackey 25.4% 172
Total Votes 677
Source: The Southwest Times Record, "Alma Millage Issue Fails, Mountainburg Schools Get Bond Restructure," September 13, 2013

About the district


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Fort Smith School District is located on the western border of Arkansas 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.[2]

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.[3]


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.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Fort Smith (%) Arkansas (%)
White 69.3 80.0
Black or African American 9.0 15.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.8 0.9
Asian 5.3% 1.4
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.3
Two or More Races 4.2% 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 16.5 6.8


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.

Campaign finance

Mackey has not disclosed any campaign finance expenditures or contributions.[5]