Ben Roper

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Ben Roper
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Board Member, College Station Independent School District, Place 3
Former Candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionInformation Technology Director
Ben Roper was a candidate for the Place 3 seat on the College Station Independent School Board of Education. He lost election on November 5, 2013 to challenger Michael Wesson. Incumbent Dr. Garland Watson chose not to run for re-election of his seat.


Roper is the Information Technology Director for the city of College Station. The department provides both internal support for communications technology and external support for special programs and information.[1]



See also: College Station Independent School District elections (2013)


College Independent School Board, Place 3, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Wesson 53.2% 2,291
     Independent John Fedora 31% 1,336
     Independent Ben Roper 15.7% 678
Total Votes 4,305
Source: KBTX News, "November 2013 Election Results," accessed November 8, 2013


Roper was not endorsed in this campaign.


Roper reported no contributions or expenditures to the Texas Ethics Commission.[2]

What was at stake?

Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those seats were for Places 3, 4 and 5. Places 3 and 5 were filled by new members and Place 4 was filled by an incumbent.

About the district

College Station Independent School District is located in Brazos County, TX
College Station ISD is located in College Station, Texas, which is also a county seat of Brazos County, Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, College Station is home to 93,857 residents.[3]


College Station outperformed the rest of Texas with regard to graduation rate, but under performed in regards to average household income and poverty rate in 2011. The graduation rate in College Station was 93.0% compared to 80.4% statewide. The average household income in College Station was $31,332 compared to $50,920 for Texas. College Station had a poverty rate of 36.4% in 2011, while Texas was 17.0%.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race College Station City (%) Texas (%)
White 77.2 70.4
Black or African American 6.8 11.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.7
Asian 9.1 3.8
Two or More Races 2.4 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 14.0 37.6

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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[4]

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