Broward County Public Schools elections (2014)

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2014 Broward County Public Schools Elections

General Election date:
August 26, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
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Broward County Public Schools
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Six seats on the Broward County School Board were up for general election on August 26, 2014. The general election determines if candidates for each seat can garner a majority of the vote total. If no candidate had received 50 percent plus one of the general election votes in a particular district, the top two vote recipients would have advanced to the runoff election on November 4, 2014. However, all of the races were determined in the general election.

Incumbents ran for and retained all six seats up for election. District 1 incumbent Ann Murray defeated challenger Felicia Mychele Brunson. The District 3 race included incumbent Heather Pomper Brinkworth who defeated challengers Sam Budyszewick and Nicholas A. "Nick" Sakhnovsky. Abby Merle Freedman won re-election to the District 4 seat against Robert Alan Mayersohn. District 6 incumbent Laurie Rich Levinson defeated Lisa Lafferty Spince, while fellow board member Nora Rupert won re-election in District 7 against Hubert St. Clair. Donna Pilger Korn was re-elected to the District 8 seat without opposition.

About the district

See also: Broward County Public Schools, Florida
Broward County Public Schools is located in Broward County, Florida
Broward County Public Schools is based in Fort Lauderdale, the county seat of Broward County, Florida. Broward County is home to 1,838,844 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] Broward County Public Schools is the second-largest school district in Florida, serving 258,478 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[2]

Demographics

Broward County outperformed the rest of Florida in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 29.9 percent of Broward County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.2 percent for Florida as a whole. The median household income in Broward County was $51,603 compared to $47,309 for the state of Florida. The poverty rate in Broward County was 13.5 percent compared to 15.6 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Broward County (%) Florida (%)
White 66.1 78.3
Black or African American 27.9 16.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.5
Asian 3.5 2.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.0 1.9
Hispanic or Latino 26.5 23.2

Party registration, 2014[3]
Party Number of registered voters
Democratic 537,329
Republican 233,841
Other 276,369
Total 1,047,539

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.[4]

Method of board member selection

The Broward County School Board consists of nine members elected to four-year terms. Two members represent the entire county and seven members are elected to specific geographic districts. There was a general election on August 26, 2014.

Candidates for the school board filed for the election by June 20, 2014. The county's elections office hosted early voting for the general election at various locations from August 16, 2014, to August 23, 2014. The early voting window for the runoff election runs from October 25, 2014, to November 1, 2014. The last day to request a mailed absentee ballot in the general election was August 20, 2014.[5]

Elections

2014

Candidates

Election results

District 1
Broward County Public Schools, District 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAnn Murray Incumbent 51.1% 7,104
     Nonpartisan Felicia Mychele Brunson 48.9% 6,810
Total Votes 13,914
Source: Broward County Supervisor of Elections, "Unofficial Results," accessed August 26, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.
District 3
Broward County Public Schools, District 3 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngHeather Pomper Brinkworth Incumbent 51.6% 8,074
     Nonpartisan Nicholas A. "Nick" Sakhnovsky 31.5% 4,935
     Nonpartisan Sam Budyszewick 16.9% 2,639
Total Votes 15,648
Source: Broward County Supervisor of Elections, "Unofficial Results," accessed August 26, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.
District 4
Broward County Public Schools, District 4 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAbby Merle Freedman Incumbent 52.4% 7,028
     Nonpartisan Robert Alan Mayersohn 47.6% 6,391
Total Votes 13,419
Source: Broward County Supervisor of Elections, "Unofficial Results," accessed August 26, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.
District 6
Broward County Public Schools, District 6 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLaurie Rich Levinson Incumbent 68.8% 8,486
     Nonpartisan Lisa Lafferty Spince 31.2% 3,845
Total Votes 12,331
Source: Broward County Supervisor of Elections, "Unofficial Results," accessed August 26, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.
District 7
Broward County Public Schools, District 7 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngNora Rupert Incumbent 77.4% 10,311
     Nonpartisan Hubert St. Clair 22.6% 3,018
Total Votes 13,329
Source: Broward County Supervisor of Elections, "Unofficial Results," accessed August 26, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.
District 8

Donna Pilger Korn was re-elected without opposition.

Endorsements

Nora Rupert was endorsed by the following individuals and organizations in the 2014 election:[6]

  • State Senator Dwight Bullard (D-39)
  • State Senator Jeremy Ring (D-29)
  • State Senator Eleanor Sobel (D-33)
  • State Representative Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed (D-92)
  • State Representative Shevrin Jones (D-101)
  • State Representative Jim Waldman (D-96)
  • Lori Parrish, Broward County Property Appraiser
  • Martian Kiar, Broward County Commissioners
  • Kriston Jacobs, Broward County Commissioners
  • Becky Tooley, Mayor of Coconut Creek
  • Lisa Aronson, Vice Mayor of Coconut Creek
  • Lou Sarbone, Coconut Creek Commissioner
  • Mikkie Belvedere, Coconut Creek Commissioner
  • Sandy Welch, Coconut Creek Commissioner
  • Marilyn Gerber, former Coconut Creek Commissioner
  • Commissioner Joe Miller, Deerfield Beach Commissioner
  • Commissioner Ben Preston, Deerfield Beach Commissioner
  • Commissioner Bill Ganz, Deerfield Beach Commissioner
  • Peggy Nolan, former Mayor of Deerfield Beach
  • Les Peerman, Mayor of Margate
  • Joanne Simone, Vice Mayor of Margate
  • Tommy Ruzzano, Margate Commissioner
  • Frank Talerico, Margate Commissioner
  • Brian Donahue, Margate Commissioner
  • Pam Donavan, former Margate Commissioner
  • Lamar Fisher, Mayor of Pompano Beach
  • Charlotte Burrie, Pompano Beach Commissioner
  • Barry Dockswell, Pompano Beach Commissioner
  • Woody Poitier, Pompano Beach Commissioner
  • Broward Teachers Union
  • Broward County AFL-CIO
  • Broward County Police Benevolent Association
  • Broward County Professional Fire Fighter and Paramedics
  • Federation of Public Employees, AFL-CIO
  • Fraternal Order of Police, Florida State Lodge, District 5
  • The Hispanic Vote
  • National Women’s Political Caucus of Florida

Campaign finance

Candidates received a total of $170,927.41 and spent a total of $82,522.57 by July 25, 2014, according to the Broward County Supervisor of Elections.[7]

In the District 1 race, candidates raised a total of $66,198.61 and spent a total of $43,214.96.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures
Felicia Mychele Brunson $44,478.61 $34,512.87
Ann Murray $21,720.00 $8,702.09

In the District 3 race, candidates raised a total of $27,186.14 and spent a total of $12,863.02.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures
Heather Pomper Brinkworth $12,130.42 $1,868.88
Sam Budyszewick $5,301.72 $2,515.67
Nicholas A. "Nick" Sakhnovsky $9,745.00 $8,478.47

In the District 4 race, candidates raised a total of $32,408 and spent a total of $8,979.20.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures
Abby Merle Freedman $18,500.00 $4,669.25
Robert Alan Mayersohn $13,908.00 $4,309.95

In the District 6 race, candidates raised a total of $20,813.66 and spent a total of $5,432.44.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures
Laurie Rich Levinson $16,903.00 $2,281.50
Lisa Lafferty Spince $3,910.66 $3,150.94

In the District 7 race, candidates raised a total of $24,321 and spent a total of $12,032.95.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures
Nora Rupert $23,021.00 $12,032.95
Hubert St. Clair $1,300.00 $0.00

In the District 8 race, candidates reported no contributions or expenditures.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures
Donna Pilger Korn $0.00 $0.00

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the school board election in 2014:[5]

Deadline Event
June 20, 2014 Last day of candidate filing period
August 16, 2014 First day of early voting in general election
August 20, 2014 Last day to request mailed absentee ballot for general election
August 23, 2014 Last day of early voting in general election
August 26, 2014 General election day

Additional elections on the ballot

See also: Florida elections, 2014

Area residents will vote on county and statewide races on November 4, 2014. Residents of Broward County will vote on races for the county commission and county judge seats. Voters will also decide on a proposed $800 million bond issue for the school district and a statewide ballot measure to amend the state constitution to allow the use of medical marijuana.[8] The November 4, 2014 ballot includes races for state legislature, state executive and U.S. House seats.

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