Bob R. Covey
|Bob R. Covey|
|Board President, Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Position 7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
Covey originally moved into the Cy-Fair area in 1975. He is Vice President of Sales at American Alloy Steel. He is married to Kathleen, and the pair have three children and three grandchildren.
|Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Position 7, 3-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Bob R. Covey Incumbent||100%||18,018|
|Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013|
Covey was not endorsed in this campaign.
Covey reported no contributions or expenditures to the Texas Ethics Commission.
|Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Position 7, 3-year term, 2010|
|Nonpartisan||Bob R. Covey||51.6%||34,395|
|Source: Cumulative Report, 2010 General and Special Elections Live," accessed October 8, 2013|
Covey described his reasons for running on the district's website in 2010:
In your opinion, what critical challenges face the district, and what are possible solutions to address those issues? Nonequitable funding, unfunded and underfunded mandates from the State/Federal Government, addressing the continuing growth and change in demographics for our district, while maintaining our standard of excellence in education. Solutions include being as visible and vocal to our State and Federal Legislators, not only as a Board but our community members. I recently had the opportunity to TESTIFY for CFISD in front of the SELECT COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION FINANCE at the Capitol, to present our dilemma to lawmakers, businesses people and educators. I am hopeful that they will be able to find a solution to this state-wide problem. Offering continuous support to our teachers, administrators and staff, recruiting the best teachers possible, as they educate our students.
What was at stake?
As the third largest school district in Texas, Cy-Fair has had to balance having the resources necessary to educate all children within it. Candidates cited maintaining accountability and high standards, as well as adapting to the changing demographic and digital learning atmosphere as large issues in their campaigns.
Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those seats were for Positions 5, 6 and 7, and all incumbents won re-election to the board.
About the districtHouston, Texas, which is also a seat of Harris County, Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Houston is home to 2,099,451 residents.
In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Houston underperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 74.4% compared to 80.4% statewide. The average household income was $44,124 compared to $50,920 in the entire state. Houston had a poverty rate of 21.5%, while the poverty rate for Texas was 17.0%.
|Racial Demographics, 2010|
|Race||Houston city (%)||Texas (%)|
|Hispanic or Latino||43.8||37.6|
|Black or African American||23.7||11.8|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.7||0.7|
|Two or More Races||3.3||2.7|
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.
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- Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
- Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District elections (2013)
- Board Members: Bob R. Covey - Position 7 Accessed September 5, 2013
- Texas Ethics Commission Search Campaign Finance Reports, accessed December 26, 2013
- Inside, "Critical issues facing the district," accessed October 24, 2013
- Quick Facts Accessed August 19, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014