Arlington Public Schools elections (2013)

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2013 Arlington Public Schools Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional measures
External links
See also
Arlington Public Schools
Arlington County, Virginia ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Virginia
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One seat was up for election on the Arlington Public School Board on November 5, 2013. Board Vice Chair James Lander was re-elected in an unopposed race.

About the district

See also: Arlington Public Schools, Virginia
Arlington Public Schools is located in Arlington County, VA
Arlington Public Schools is located in Arlington County, Virginia. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Arlington County is home to 207,627 residents.[1]


In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Arlington County overperformed in these areas by a fairly wide margin. The graduation rate was 92.6% compared to 86.6% statewide. The average household income was $99,651 compared to $63,302 in the entire state. Arlington County had a poverty rate of 7.1%, while the poverty rate for Virginia was 10.7%.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2010[1]
Race Arlington County (%) Virginia (%)
White 77.3 71.1
Hispanic or Latino 15.4 8.4
Asian 9.9 6.0
Black 8.9 19.7
American Indian 0.8 0.5
Two or More Races 3.0 2.6

Presidential Voting Pattern[2]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 69.1 29.3
2008 71.7 27.1
2004 67.6 31.3
2000 60.1 34.2

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.[3]

Method of board member selection

The Arlington Public School Board is comprised of five at-large members that serve staggered four-year terms, which begin January 1st. APS did not hold a primary election and the general election was held on November 5, 2013. The board is officially nonpartisan, though there is a history of candidates being endorsed by parties.




James Lander is an incumbent on the Arlington Public School Board where he also serves as Board Vice Chair. His seat was the only one up for election on November 5, 2013, and he ran unopposed.

Election results

Arlington Public Schools, At-Large, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngJames Lander Incumbent 96.1% 51,945
     Independent Write-in votes 3.9% 2,132
Total Votes 54,077
Source: Arlington County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


In May 2013, Lander won the endorsement of the Arlington County Democratic Party, beating out Barbara Kanninen, by 47 votes in a two-day caucus.[4]

Campaign finance

Lander reported $12,423.30 in contributions and $10,513.02 in expenditures to the Virginia State Board of Elections, which left his campaign with $1,910.28 on hand.[5]

Past elections

What's at stake?

One seat was up for election on the Arlington Public School board, which was an unopposed race.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Arlington Public School Board election in 2013:[6]

Deadline Event
June 11, 2013 Last day to file nominating petitions
October 15, 2013 Last day to register to vote
November 5, 2013 Election day

Additional elections on the ballot

This election shared the ballot with other municipal and school board elections, as well as the statewide offices for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.

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