|Board member, Burleson Board of Trustees, Place 4|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||May 10, 2014|
|First elected||May 13, 2011|
|Bachelor's||University of Charleston|
|Master's||Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary|
Pickens earned his B.S. in business administration from the University of Charleston in 1980. He later earned his M.A. in church music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Pickens previously worked as a police officer with the Charleston Police Department in South Carolina. He currently serves as the music minister for University Baptist Church. Pickens and his wife, Cindy, have one child attending district schools.
Andy Pickens sought election to the Place 4 seat against Rick Pettijohn in the general election on May 10, 2014.
|Burleson Independent School District, Place 4 General Election, 3-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Andy Pickens Incumbent||69.7%||531|
|Source: Burleson Independent School District, "Tally Sheet-School General Election," May 19, 2014|
Pickens did not report any contributions or expenditures to the district office.
Pickens did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.
|Burleson Independent School District, Place 4 General Election, 3-year term, May 13, 2011|
|Nonpartisan||Jo Ann Smith||39.5%||317|
|Source: Steve Knight, Cleburn Times-Review, "New trustees Atwood, Pickens sworn into office," June 15, 2011 (dead link)|
About the districtBurleson, a city located in Johnson County, Texas. According to the United States Census Bureau, Burleson is home to 38,983 residents. Burleson Independent School District is the 102nd-largest school district in Texas, serving 10,260 students during the 2011-2012 school year.
Burleson underperformed in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 23.4 percent of Burleson 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 Burleson was $68,528 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Burleson was 6.8 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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- Burleson Independent School District, "School Board," accessed March 5, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Burleson, Texas," accessed February 28, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed May 5, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "Historical Election Results," accessed February 28, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Burleson Independent School District Elections|
|Election date:||May 10, 2014|
|Candidates:||Place 3: • Paul Keese • Ryan Richardson • Kim Tyler|
Place 4: • Rick Pettijohn • Andy Pickens
|Important information:||Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|