Blake Foster

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Blake Foster
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Former candidate for
Board member, Barrow County Board of Education, District 1
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 20, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sToccoa Falls College
ProfessionReceiving manager
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Blake Foster was a Republican candidate for the District 1 seat on the Barrow County Board of Education in Georgia. He lost against incumbent Randall Holland and fellow challenger Debi Krause in a primary election on May 20, 2014.


Foster earned a bachelor's degree in theology from Toccoa Falls College. He has worked as a receiving manager with burton+BURTON since 1991. Foster also serves as a youth minister.[1]



See also: Barrow County School System elections (2014)


Blake Foster ran against Randall Holland and Debi Krause in the Republican primary election on May 20, 2014.

Primary election
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


Foster did not report any contributions or expenditures to the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission.


Foster did not receive any endorsements in this election.

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.[2] Barrow County School System is the 28th-largest school district in Georgia, serving 12,885 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[3]


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.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
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: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[4][5]

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  1. Barrow Journal, "Blake Foster, BOE district 1 candidate," July 10, 2010
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 United States Census Bureau, "Barrow County, Georgia," accessed May 12, 2014
  3. National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed May 12, 2014
  4. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  5. 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.