Bryan Independent School District elections (2013)
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Method of election
What was at stake?
Bryan Independent School District
Brazos County, Texas ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Texas
Three seats on the Bryan Independent School District board were up for election on November 5, 2013, covering Districts 1, 3 and 5. Those seats were filled by unopposed incumbent Felicia Benford, newcomer William T. "Trey" Moore III, who won over Joshua Smith, and unopposed incumbent Douglas Wunneburger, respectively.
About the district
- See also: Bryan Independent School District, Texas
In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Bryan underperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 77.4% compared to 80.4% statewide. The average household income was $35,881 compared to $50,920 in the entire state. Bryan had a poverty rate of 28.4%, while the poverty rate for Texas was 17.0%.
|Racial Demographics, 2010|
|Race||Bryan city (%)||Texas (%)|
|Hispanic or Latino||36.2||37.6|
|Black or African American||18.0||11.8|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.6||0.7|
|Two or More Races||2.6||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 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
Method of board member selection
The Bryan Independent School District board consists of seven members elected to three-year terms with no compensation. The BISD did not hold a primary election, and the general election was held on November 5, 2013.
- Felicia Benford
- Incumbent and Board Secretary
- Douglas Wunneburger
- Incumbent and Board President
- Senior Lecturer and Research Scientist, Texas A&M University
|Bryan Independent School Board, District 3, 3-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||William T. "Trey" Moore III||54.3%||883|
|Source: KBTX News, "November 2013 Election Results," accessed November 8, 2013|
No endorsements were made in this election.
No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Texas Ethics Commission.
What was at stake?
Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. The Districts 1, 3 and 5 seats were filled by two incumbents and one newcomer.
The following dates were key deadlines for the Bryan Independent School District election in 2013:
|July 27, 2013||First day for filing nominating petitions|
|August 26, 2013||Last day to file nominating petitions|
|November 5, 2013||Election day|
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- Quick Facts Accessed August 26, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Frequently Asked Questions Accessed August 30, 2013
- Texas Ethics Commission Search Campaign Finance Reports, accessed December 26, 2013
- Important 2013 Election Dates Accessed August 8, 2013