|Board member, Baldwin County Board of Education, District 5|
|Years in position||7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2008|
|Bachelor's||Louisiana State University|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Elections
- 3 What was at stake?
- 4 About the district
- 5 Recent news
- 6 See also
- 7 External links
- 8 References
Angie Swiger holds the District 5 seat on the Baldwin County Board of Education in Alabama. She was initially elected to the board in 2008 and won re-election. The primary election was held on June 3, 2014, and the general election was held on November 4, 2014.
Swiger attended Louisiana State University and pursued a degree in business marketing. She later moved to Hoover, Alabama with her husband, where they opened their own chain of clothing stores. After thirteen years, they sold their business and moved to Gulf Shores with their four children. They currently own Swiger & Company, Realtors. Swiger served as secretary and president of the Gulf Shores Middle School PTSO, and served as secretary and president of the Gulf Shores High School PTSO. She has also served on the Alabama Gulf Coast Education Foundation Board, has participated in Gulf Shores' ACE Community Development Committee and is a member of Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church.
In District 3, newcomer Tony Myrick defeated incumbent Elmer G. McDaniel the Republican primary runoff election on July 15, 2014. In Districts 5 and 6, incumbent Angie Swiger and newcomer Cecil Christenberry advanced over their competitors in the Republican primary on June 3, 2014. All candidates were unopposed in the general election on November 4, 2014.
Angie Swiger ran unopposed for the District 5 seat and won the election by default.
|Baldwin County Public Schools, District 5 General Election, 6-year term, 2014|
|Republican||Angie Swiger Incumbent||97.1%||6,023|
|Source: Baldwin County, "OFFICIAL REPORT GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 4, 2014," November 17, 2014|
|Baldwin County Public Schools, District 5 Primary Election, 6-year term, 2014|
|Republican||Angie Swiger Incumbent||50.6%||1,500|
|Source: Baldwin County, "2014 Primary Election Results," accessed August 5, 2014|
Swiger did not file a campaign finance report with the Alabama Secretary of State.
Swiger did not receive any official endorsements in this election.
Swiger won election to the board in 2008.
|Baldwin County Public Schools, District 5 General Election, 6-year term, 2008|
|Source: Baldwin County, "2008 Primary Election Results," accessed August 6, 2014|
What was at stake?
Issues in the district
In August 2014, Baldwin County Public Schools Superintendent Alan Lee announced his resignation, just two weeks before the start of the 2014-2015 school year. He cited changes in the members of the school board as the reason for stepping down. Lee stated that he's unsure if he and the board of education will share the same vision in the future. The seven-member board has seen three new members since Lee began as superintendent in 2010 and will likely see two more new members following the election in November 2014. Board president Norman Moore and vice president Angie Swiger have expressed that they do not see the board's vision changing with the new members and are happy with the district's progress. Lee's resignation was effective on November 1, 2014.
About the district
- See also: Baldwin County Public Schools, Alabama
Baldwin County outperformed the rest of Alabama in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 27.7 percent of Baldwin County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 22.3 percent for Alabama as a whole. The median household income in Baldwin County was $50,706 compared to $43,160 for the state of Alabama. The poverty rate in Baldwin County was 13.3 percent compared to 18.1 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.
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- Baldwin County Public Schools, "Angie Swiger," accessed August 6, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Alabama Electronic Fair Campaign Practices Act (FCPA) Reporting System," accessed August 6, 2014
- Al.com, "Baldwin County Superintendent Alan Lee explains resignation," August 5, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Baldwin County, Alabama," accessed July 9, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed February 18, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Election Information," accessed May 19, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Baldwin County Public Schools Elections|
|Baldwin County, Alabama|
|Election date:||November 4, 2014|
|Candidates:||District 3: Elmer G. McDaniel • Tony Myrick • Kevin Newton District 6: • Cecil Christenberry • Miranda Schrubbe|
|Important information:||What was at stake? • Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|