Blue Springs School District elections (2014)

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2014 Blue Springs School District Elections

General Election date:
April 8, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Missouri
Blue Springs School District
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Three seats on the Blue Springs School District school board were up for general election on April 8, 2014. Three incumbent candidates, Dale Falck, Dave Walkup and Kay Coen filed seeking re-election and ran unopposed. The election did not appear on the ballot.[1]

About the district

See also: Blue Springs School District, Missouri
Blue Springs School District, Missouri
Blue Springs School District is located in Platte County in Blue Springs, Missouri. It is located in the twelfth largest county in Missouri. According to the 2010 United States Census, Blue Springs City is home to 52,575 residents.[2]

Demographics

Blue Springs outperformed the state average in median household income and residents living below the poverty level. The United States Census Bureau found that 28.8 percent of Blue Springs residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 25.8 percent for Missouri as a whole. The median household income in Blue Springs was $66,509 compared to $51,529 for the state of Missouri. The poverty rate in Blue Springs was 8.8 percent compared to 15.0 percent for the entire state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2010[2]
Race Blue Springs (%) Missouri (%)
White 87.6 82.8
Black or African American 6.2 11.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 0.5
Asian 1.2 1.6
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 3.1 2.1
Hispanic or Latino 5.0 3.5

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.[3]

Method of board member selection

The Blue Springs Board of Education consists of seven members elected at-large to three-year terms. There is no primary election, and the general election was scheduled to be held on April 8, 2014. The election was cancelled due to lack of opposition.[4] Three at-large seats were scheduled to be on the ballot in 2014, two seats will be on the ballot in 2015 and the remaining seats will appear on the ballot in 2016.[5]

The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the general election was January 28, 2014.

Elections

2014

Candidates

At-large

Election results

Kay Coen, Dale Walkup and Dale Falck were unopposed for three at-large positions on the Blue Springs Board of Education. The election did not appear on the ballot.

Endorsements

No candidates received an endorsement in this election.

Campaign finance

No candidate filed a campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission.[6]

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates are key deadlines for the Blue Springs School District election in 2014:[4]

Deadline Event
December 17, 2013 First day for candidate filing
January 21, 2014 Last day for candidate filing
January 28, 2014 Deadline for entities to certify elections to election authority
February 25, 2014 First day for absentee voting
April 2, 2014 Last day absentee ballot can be mailed
March 12, 2014 Voter registration deadline
April 8, 2014 Election day

Additional elections on the ballot

The April 8, 2014 General Municipal Election featured races for local, municipal and school positions.[7]

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