Baron Braswell

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Baron Braswell
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Board Member, Spotsylvania County Public Schools, Battlefield District
Incumbent
Term ends
2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 7, 2017
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionInsurance agent
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Baron Braswell is the incumbent of the Battlefield District on the Spotsylvania County School Board. Braswell ran an unopposed race on November 5, 2013 since incumbent Linda Wieland did not seek re-election.

Biography

Braswell is an insurance agent. He initially got involved with the school board in 2006 when his son, a student at Courtland High School, was murdered. After the incident, Braswell volunteered as a grief counselor, character educator for football programs and coach for junior varsity football.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Spotsylvania County Public Schools elections (2013)

Results

Spotsylvania County Public Schools, Battlefield District, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngBaron Braswell 98.2% 3,914
     Independent Write-in Votes 1.8% 73
Total Votes 3,987
Source: Spotsylvania County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013

Endorsements

The Spotsylvania Education Association endorsed Braswell.[2]

Funding

Braswell reported no contributions or expenditures to the Virginia State Board of Elections.[3]

2009

Spotsylvania County Public Schools, Battlefield District, 4-year term, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Wieland 50.3% 1,697
     Independent Baron Braswell 49.5% 1,668
     N/A Write-in Votes 0.2% 8
Total Votes 3,373
Source: Spotsylvania County, Virginia, "November 2009 General Election Official Results," accessed October 15, 2013

Campaign themes

Braswell said his priorities are eliminating student athlete fees and proposing a pay increase for teachers who have been with the district for five years.[1]

What was at stake?

Three seats were up for election on the Spotsylvania County School Board on November 5, 2013. The Battlefield and Berkeley Districts were filled by new members, while Lee Hill District incumbent Amanda Blalock retained her seat.

About the district

See also: Spotsylvania County Public Schools, Virginia
Spotsylvania County Public Schools is located in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
Spotsylvania County Public Schools is located in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. The county seat of Spotsylvania County is Spotsylvania Courthouse]. Spotsylvania County is home to 127,348 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[4] In the 2011-2012 school year, Spotsylvania County Public Schools was the 11th-largest school district in Virginia and served 23,817 students.[5]

Demographics

Spotsylvania County underperformed compared to the rest of Virginia in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 28.2 percent of Spotsylvania County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 35.2 percent for Virginia as a whole. The median household income in Spotsylvania County was $78,345 compared to $63,907 for the state of Virginia. The poverty rate in Spotsylvania County was 7.6 percent compared to 11.3 percent for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2013[4]
Race Spotsylvania County (%) Virginia (%)
White 77.9 70.8
Black or African American 15.9 19.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.5
Asian 2.5 6.1
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 3.2 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 8.3 8.6

Presidential Voting Pattern, Spotsylvania County[6]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 43.4 54.9
2008 46.0 52.9
2004 36.6 62.8
2000 38.4 59.2

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[7][8]

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