Belton Independent School District elections (2014)

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2014 Belton Independent School District Elections

General Election date:
May 10, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
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Two seats on the Belton Board of Trustees were up for general election on May 10, 2014. Incumbents Jason Carothers and Amanda Winkler won re-election against challenger Donald Wayne Copeland.

About the district

See also: Belton Independent School District, Texas
Belton Independent School District is located in Bell County, Texas
Belton Independent School District is based in Belton, Texas, a city located in Bell County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Belton is home to 19,409 residents.[1] Belton Independent School District is the 105th-largest school district in Texas, serving 9,552 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[2]

Demographics

Belton outperformed the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 27.1 percent of Belton residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.3 percent for Texas as a whole. The median household income in Belton was $50,066 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Belton was 17.7 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2010[1]
Race Belton (%) Texas (%)
White 74.5 70.4
Black or African American 8.1 11.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.9 0.7
Asian 1.6 3.8
Two or More Races 3.0 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 29.1 37.6

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[3]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 41.1 57.5
2008 44.7 54.5
2004 34.0 65.3
2000 33.1 65.1

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.[4]

Method of board member selection

The Belton Board of Trustees consists of seven members elected to three-year terms. There was no primary election and a general election took place on May 10, 2014. Two seats will be on the ballot in May 2015 and three seats will be up for election in May 2016.[5]

Candidates for the Board of Trustees submitted paperwork with the school district secretary by February 28, 2014. Each candidate must be at least 18 years old, a registered voter and a resident of the district for at least six months. Members filed two campaign finance reports with the district clerk prior to the election unless they did not receive or spend $500 during the campaign.[5]

Elections

2014

Candidates

At-large

Election results

Belton Independent School District, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJason Carothers Incumbent 49.2% 218
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAmanda Winkler Incumbent 42.4% 188
     Nonpartisan Donald Wayne Copeland 8.4% 37
Total Votes 443
Source: Belton Independent School District, "Board Meeting Minutes," May 19, 2014

Endorsements

No candidate received an endorsement in this election.

Campaign finance

No candidate filed a campaign finance report with the district office prior to the election.[5]

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Belton Independent School District election in 2014:[5]

Deadline Event
January 29, 2014 First day to file paperwork for ballot placement
February 28, 2014 Last day to file paperwork for ballot placement
March 5, 2014 Last day to withdraw from ballot
April 10, 2014 Due date for first campaign finance report
April 10, 2014 Last day for voter registration with county clerk
May 1, 2014 Last day to request mailed ballot from county clerk
May 2, 2014 Due date for second campaign finance report
May 10, 2014 Election day
May 21, 2014 Final day for canvassing of votes
July 15, 2014 Last campaign finance report for election

Additional elections on the ballot

The Belton Board of Trustees election shared the ballot with the mayoral race on May 10, 2014.[7]

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