Barrow County School System elections (2014)

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2014 Barrow County School System Elections

Primary Election date:
May 20, 2014
Primary Runoff date:
July 22, 2014
General Election date:
November 4, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Georgia
Barrow County School System
Barrow County, Georgia ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Georgia
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Five seats on the Barrow County Board of Education were up for general election on November 4, 2014. There was a primary election on May 20, 2014, to select Republican candidates in Districts 1, 4, 7 and 9. A runoff primary election was held on July 22, 2014.

Debi Krause defeated District 1 incumbent Randall Holland in the Republican runoff election on July 22, 2014, and defeated Democratic candidate Betty Kinney in the general election. Michael Shelley defeated District 4 incumbent Will Dunn in the Republican primary runoff and won the general election without opposition. Suzanne Angle won the District 7 primary against Charles Chase III and Diane Loomis. Angle was elected without opposition in the general election as she did not face a Democratic candidate. Incumbent Mark Still defeated DuWayne Anderson in the District 9 primary and won another term in the general election without opposition. District 3 incumbent Connie Wehunt was the only incumbent to win election unopposed in both the primary and general elections.

About the district

See also: Barrow County School System, Georgia
Barrow County School System is located in Barrow County, Georgia
Barrow County School System is located in Barrow County, Georgia. The county seat of Barrow County is Winder, Georgia. Barrow County is home to 71,453 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] Barrow County School System was the 28th-largest school district in Georgia, serving 12,885 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[2]

Demographics

Barrow County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Georgia in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 16.6 percent of Barrow County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 27.8 percent for Georgia as a whole. The median household income in Barrow County was $51,202 compared to $49,604 for the state of Georgia. The poverty rate in Barrow County was 13.6 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Barrow County (%) Georgia (%)
White 82.4 62.8
Black or African American 11.5 31.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 0.5
Asian 3.5 3.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.0 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 9.4 9.2

Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[3]

Method of board member selection

The Barrow County Board of Education consists of nine members elected to four-year terms. Members in Districts 7, 8 and 9 represent the entire county while the other six members are elected by specific geographic districts. There was a primary election on May 20, 2014, a runoff primary election on July 22, 2014, and the general election was held on November 4, 2014.[4]

Candidates began to file affidavits of candidacy on March 3, 2014. The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the general election was March 7, 2014.[5]

Elections

2014

Candidates

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Democratic Party Betty Kinney

  • Community activist

Republican Party Debi Krause Green check mark transparent.png

  • Vice president of membership services, Barrow County Chamber of Commerce

Candidates defeated in the primary
Republican Party Blake Foster

  • Graduate, Toccoa Falls College
  • Receiving manager, burton+BURTON

Republican Party Randall Holland

  • Incumbent
  • Retired

Republican Party Connie Wehunt Green check mark transparent.png

  • Incumbent

Republican Party Michael Shelley Green check mark transparent.png
Candidates defeated in the primary
Republican Party Rhonda Black
Republican Party Will Dunn

  • Incumbent
  • Government contractor

Republican Party Suzanne Angle Green check mark transparent.png

Candidates defeated in the primary
Republican Party Charles Chase III

  • Owner, Chase General Contracting

Republican Party Diane Loomis

Note: Democratic candidate Usia Lyons appeared on the May 20, 2014, primary ballot but withdrew from the race in late April 2014.[6]

Republican Party Mark Still Green check mark transparent.png

  • Incumbent

Candidates defeated in the primary
Republican Party DuWayne Anderson

  • Accounts coordinator

Election results

General
District 1
Barrow County School System, District 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDebi Krause 72.2% 2,023
     Democratic Betty Kinney 27.8% 779
Total Votes 2,802
Source: Georgia Secretary of State, "Official County Results," accessed December 30, 2014
District 3
Barrow County School System, District 3 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngConnie Wehunt Incumbent 100% 1,685
Total Votes 1,685
Source: Georgia Secretary of State, "Official County Results," accessed December 30, 2014
District 4
Barrow County School System, District 4 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Shelley 100% 2,115
Total Votes 2,115
Source: Georgia Secretary of State, "Official County Results," accessed December 30, 2014
District 7
Barrow County School System, District 7 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSuzanne Angle 100% 13,693
Total Votes 13,693
Source: Georgia Secretary of State, "Official County Results," accessed December 30, 2014
District 9
Barrow County School System, District 9 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Still Incumbent 100% 13,681
Total Votes 13,681
Source: Georgia Secretary of State, "Official County Results," accessed December 30, 2014
Primary runoff
District 1
Barrow County School System, District 1 Republican Primary Runoff, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDebi Krause 53.8% 392
     Republican Randall Holland Incumbent 46.2% 336
Total Votes 728
Source: Georgia Secretary of State, "Official County Results," September 9, 2014
District 4
Barrow County School System, District 4 Republican Primary Runoff, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Shelley 65.2% 375
     Republican Will Dunn Incumbent 34.8% 200
Total Votes 575
Source: Georgia Secretary of State, "Official County Results," September 9, 2014
Primary election
District 1
Barrow County School System, District 1 Democratic Primary, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBetty Kinney 100% 92
Total Votes 92
Source: Margaret Koenig, "Email correspondence with Monica Franklin, Barrow County Elections Supervisor," December 31, 2014


Barrow County School System, District 1 Republican Primary, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRandall Holland Incumbent 46.6% 330
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDebi Krause 32.5% 230
     Republican Blake Foster 20.9% 148
Total Votes 708
Source: Margaret Koenig, "Email correspondence with Monica Franklin, Barrow County Elections Supervisor," December 31, 2014
District 3
Barrow County School System, District 3 Republican Primary, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngConnie Wehunt Incumbent 100% 350
Total Votes 350
Source: Margaret Koenig, "Email correspondence with Monica Franklin, Barrow County Elections Supervisor," December 31, 2014
District 4
Barrow County School System, District 4 Republican Primary, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWill Dunn Incumbent 40.9% 244
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Shelley 33.8% 202
     Republican Rhonda Black 25.3% 151
Total Votes 597
Source: Margaret Koenig, "Email correspondence with Monica Franklin, Barrow County Elections Supervisor," December 31, 2014
District 7
Barrow County School System, District 7 Republican Primary, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSuzanne Angle 51.4% 1,960
     Republican Charles Chase III 32.6% 1,245
     Republican Diane Loomis 16% 610
Total Votes 3,815
Source: Margaret Koenig, "Email correspondence with Monica Franklin, Barrow County Elections Supervisor," December 31, 2014


Barrow County School System, District 7 Democratic Primary, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngUsia Lyons 100% 402
Total Votes 402
Source: Margaret Koenig, "Email correspondence with Monica Franklin, Barrow County Elections Supervisor," December 31, 2014
District 9
Barrow County School System, District 9 Republican Primary, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Still Incumbent 67.4% 2,670
     Republican DuWayne Anderson 32.6% 1,292
Total Votes 3,962
Source: Margaret Koenig, "Email correspondence with Monica Franklin, Barrow County Elections Supervisor," December 31, 2014

Endorsements

No candidates received official endorsements in this election.

Campaign finance

No candidates reported contributions or expenditures to the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, as of May 19, 2014.

Past elections

Barrow County does not maintain public archives of past election results, as of May 19, 2014.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Barrow County Schools election in 2014:[5]

Deadline Event
March 3, 2014 First day to file nominating petitions
March 7, 2014 Last day to file nominating petitions
April 21, 2014 Last day to register to vote in the general election
April 28, 2014 Advance voting begins
May 20, 2014 Primary election
July 22, 2014 Runoff election
November 4, 2014 General election

Additional elections on the ballot

See also: Georgia elections, 2014

The school board elections shared the ballot with county, state and national primary and general elections. Residents of Barrow County voted in one competitive race for county commission. The primary ballot included races for Georgia House of Representatives and Georgia State Senate. There were also state executive elections including races for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. The May 20, 2014, election also selected candidates for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.[7]

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