Bedford County Public Schools elections (2013)

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2013 Bedford County Public Schools Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Virginia
Bedford County Public Schools
Bedford County, Virginia ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Virginia
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Three seats were up for election on the Bedford County School board on November 5, 2013. The District 2, 3 and 4 seats were retained by unopposed incumbents Jason W. Johnson, John H. Hicks Jr. and Gary Hostutler, respectively.

About the district

See also: Bedford County Public Schools, Virginia
Bedford County Public Schools is located in Bedford County, Virginia.
Bedford County Public Schools is located in Bedford County, Virginia. The county seat of Bedford County is Bedford. Bedford County is home to 69,825 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] In the 2011-2012 school year, Bedford County Public Schools was the 28th-largest school district in Virginia and served 10,562 students.[2]

Demographics

Bedford County underperformed compared to the rest of Virginia in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 25.0 percent of Bedford 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 Bedford County was $57,596 compared to $63,907 for the state of Virginia. The poverty rate in Bedford County was 8.2 percent compared to 11.3 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2013[1]
Race Bedford County (%) Virginia (%)
White 91.3 70.8
Black or African American 5.9 19.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.5
Asian 1.2 6.1
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.0 0.1
Two or More Races 1.3 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 1.9 8.6

Presidential Voting Pattern, Bedford County[3]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 27.3 71.3
2008 30.7 68.2
2004 29.0 69.8
2000 31.2 65.9

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.[4]

Method of board member selection

The Bedford County School Board is comprised of seven members who are elected by district to serve four year terms. BCPS did not hold a primary election, and the general election was held on November 5, 2013.

Elections

2013

Candidates

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  • Gary Hostutler
    • Incumbent and Board Chair
    • Finance controller, Georgia-Pacific LLC

Election results

Bedford County Public Schools, District 2 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngJason W. Johnson Incumbent 99.3% 2,705
     Independent Write-in votes 0.7% 18
Total Votes 2,723
Source: Bedford County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Bedford County Public Schools, District 3 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngJohn H. Hicks Jr. Incumbent 99.2% 3,265
     Independent Write-in votes 0.8% 25
Total Votes 3,290
Source: Bedford County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Bedford County Public Schools, District 4 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngGary Hostutler Incumbent 99.1% 3,533
     Independent Write-in votes 0.9% 31
Total Votes 3,564
Source: Bedford County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013

Endorsements

No endorsements were made in this election.

Campaign finance

Jason Johnson received a total of $3,430.68 and spent a total of $2883.85, according to the Virginia State Board of Elections. He was the only candidate to file finance reports.[5]

Past elections

What was at stake?

Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those seats were for Districts 2, 3 and 4 and occupied by Jason W. Johnson, John H. Hicks Jr. and Gary Hostutler, respectively. They were all re-elected in unopposed races.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Bedford County 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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See also

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