Bowie Hogg

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Bowie Hogg
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Board member, Arlington Board of Trustees, Place 6
Term ends
May 2017
Years in position 6
Board President
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 10, 2014
First electedMay 2008
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sTexas A&M University
ProfessionHuman resources executive
Office website
Campaign website
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Bowie Hogg currently represents Place 6 on the Arlington Board of Trustees. He was first elected to the board in 2008. Hogg won re-election without opposition on May 10, 2014.


Hogg earned his undergraduate degree in business from Texas A&M University. He worked with FedEx prior to his current position as a human resources executive with Aon Hewitt. Hogg has volunteered time with United Way Arlington and the Young Leaders Society. He is also a fellow with the Next Generation Project at the University of Texas-Austin.[1][2]



See also: Arlington Independent School District elections (2014)


Bowie Hogg ran for re-election to the Place 6 seat without opposition in the general election on May 10, 2014.


Arlington Independent School District, Place 6 General Election, 3-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBowie Hogg Incumbent 100% 9,637
Total Votes 9,637
Source: Tarrant County Elections, "Cumulative Results-Official," May 21, 2014


Hogg began the race with an existing account balance of $1,583.28 from his previous campaign. He reported $2,545.00 in contributions and $550.00 in expenditures to the school district office, leaving his campaign with $3,568.28 on hand prior to the election.[3]


Hogg did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.


Hogg won re-election to the board without opposition on May 14, 2011.[4]

Campaign themes


Hogg's campaign website listed themes for the 2014 election:


We must provide every student with a quality education. We must provide for the students who are going to college, trade school or directly entering the work force. Students that graduate from the AISD must be educated to provide a better future for themselves and for the community which ever path is chosen.


One of the most important priorities is that everyone in our schools not only feels safe but is safe. We must provide a safe environment for our children so that no obstacles stand in the way of their educations. We must also provide a safe environment to our educators and staff members by also providing them a safe work environment. Another view of safety that must be considered is to provide support and tools needed by these educators and staff members so that they feel secure enough to teach using the best of their skills and abilities. If children and staff do not feel safe in our schools, then we have no chance of providing the quality education our community expects and deserves.


As a school board we must take a more active role in working with all levels of participants involved in the schools. We must work with parents to encourage them to be actively involved in their child's education and understand they are a critical part of their child's learning environment. School board members must also support our teachers and administrators by providing them with needed tools and support. The school board must also take an active role in matters that relate to the city by working with the city council in every area of the community because we depend on each other to produce a quality education in a quality city. We must also work with legislators in Austin to help guide the public education system toward a bright future and to make sure the best outcome for Arlington is achieved.


—Bowie Hogg's campaign website, (2014), [6]

What was at stake?

Issues in the district

Concerns over bond debt

An April 13, 2014 report by the Arlington Voice found that the district could accrue $500 million in interest and principal payments from the $663 million bond passed on May 10, 2014. The district already holds $465 million in debt according to the state comptroller's office. Pro-bond advocacy group Arlington First and district officials had not discussed the debt in public meetings. District financial supervisor Cindy Powell has noted that the debt is difficult to ascertain given daily fluctuations in bond interest rates. The approved bond package will finance expanded district facilities and new athletic and fine arts buildings.[7]

Bullying at Lynn Hale Elementary

Parents filed complaints with district officials and the Arlington Police Department regarding a bullying incident at Lynn Hale Elementary School on February 21, 2014. The complaint accused a police officer of gathering 25 students in the cafeteria for a lecture about bullying. The students were accused of bullying fellow students, photographed and told they would be observed for further bullying activity. Parents involved in the complaint note that they heard about the incident from their children rather than school administrators. The district does not have a full-time resource officer and officials are investigating the incident along with the police department.[8]

About the district

See also: Arlington Independent School District, Texas
Arlington Independent School District is located in Tarrant County, Texas
Arlington Independent School District is located in Arlington, Texas, a city located in Tarrant County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Arlington is home to 375,600 residents.[9] Arlington Independent School District is the ninth-largest school district in Texas, serving 64,703 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[10]


Arlington outperformed the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 28.7 percent of Arlington 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 Arlington was $53,341 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Arlington was 15.9 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[9]

Racial Demographics, 2010[9]
Race Arlington (%) Texas (%)
White 59.0 70.4
Black or African American 18.8 11.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 0.7
Asian 6.8 3.8
Two or More Races 3.3 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 27.4 37.6

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[11]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 41.4 57.1
2008 43.7 55.4
2004 37.0 62.3
2000 36.7 60.7

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.[12]

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