Bay District Schools elections (2014)

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2014 Bay District Schools Elections

General Election date:
August 26, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Florida
Bay District Schools
Bay County, Florida ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Florida
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Three seats on the Bay County School Board were scheduled for general election on August 26, 2014. Incumbents Ginger Littleton, Joe Wayne Walker and Steve Moss were unopposed after the June 20, 2014 filing deadline. All three candidates won new terms on the board due to the lack of opposition.[1]

About the district

See also: Bay District Schools, Florida
Bay District Schools is located in Bay County, Florida
Bay District Schools is based in Panama City, the county seat of Bay County, Florida. Bay County is home to 174,987 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[2] Bay District Schools is the 27th-largest school district in Florida, serving 26,346 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[3]

Demographics

Bay County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Florida in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 21.3 percent of Bay County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.2 percent for Florida as a whole. The median household income in Bay County was $47,364 compared to $47,309 for the state of Florida. The poverty rate in Bay County was 13.3 percent compared to 15.6 percent for the entire state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2013[2]
Race Bay County (%) Florida (%)
White 82.6 78.1
Black or African American 11.2 16.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 0.5
Asian 2.3 2.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 3.0 1.9
Hispanic or Latino 5.4 23.6

Party registration, 2014[4]
Party Number of registered voters
Republican 55,171
Democratic 33,119
Other 22,772
Total 111,062

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.[5]

Method of board member selection

The Bay County School Board consists of five members elected to four-year terms. Each member represents a specific geographic district. There was a general election scheduled for August 26, 2014, but the election was cancelled due to a lack of candidates.

Elections

2014

Candidates

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  • Ginger Littleton Green check mark transparent.png
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, University of Alabama and Florida State University-Panama City
    • Retired teacher

  • Joe Wayne Walker Green check mark transparent.png
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, University of West Florida and Southeastern Louisiana University
    • Retired teacher

  • Steve Moss Green check mark transparent.png
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, University of Florida
    • Financial consultant, Channel Resources, Inc.

Endorsements

No candidates received official endorsements in this election.

Campaign finance

Candidates received a total of $3,361.84 and spent a total of $3,361.84 by July 24, 2014, according to the Bay County Supervisor of Elections.[6]

In the District 2 race, candidates reported no contributions or expenditures.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures
Ginger Littleton $0.00 $0.00

In the District 3 race, candidates raised a total of $1,500 and spent a total of $1,500.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures
Joe Wayne Walker $1,500.00 $1,500.00

In the District 5 race, candidates raised a total of $1,861.84 and spent a total of $1,861.84.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures
Steve Moss $1,861.84 $1,861.84

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the school board election in 2014:[7]

Deadline Event
June 20, 2014 Last day of candidate filing period
August 16, 2014 First day of early voting in general election
August 20, 2014 Last day to request mailed absentee ballot for general election
August 23, 2014 Last day of early voting in general election
August 26, 2014 General election day
October 25, 2014 First day of early voting in runoff election
October 29, 2014 Last day to request mailed absentee ballot for runoff election
November 1, 2014 Last day of early voting in runoff election
November 4, 2014 Runoff election day (if necessary)

Additional elections on the ballot

Area residents will vote on county and statewide races on November 4, 2014. Residents of Bay County will vote on races for county commission and county judge seats. Voters will also decide on a statewide ballot measure to amend the state constitution to allow the use of medical marijuana. The November 4, 2014 ballot includes races for state legislature, state executive and U.S. House seats.

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