|Board member, Houston School Board, At-large Post 7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||July 22, 2014|
|First elected||July 22, 2014|
|Profession||General contractor and roofer|
Upshaw has worked as a general contractor and roofer for 10 years. He has two children who attend school in the district.
- See also: Houston County Schools elections (2014)
Bryan Upshaw faced Tannya T. Duncan, Andy Rodriguez, Robbin Jackson and Doug Wechsler for the At-large Post 7 seat in the general election on May 20, 2014. He faced Duncan in a runoff election on July 22, 2014.
|Houston County Schools, At-Large Post 7 Runoff Election, 4-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Tannya T. Duncan||34.5%||2,912|
|Source: Georgia Secretary of State, "General Primary Runoff and General Nonpartisan Election Runoff," accessed July 22, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.|
|Houston County Schools, At-Large Post 7 General Election, 2-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Tannya T. Duncan||28.7%||2,985|
|Source: Georgia Secretary of State, "General Primary/General Nonpartisan/Special Election," accessed July 23, 2014|
Upshaw did not report any campaign contributions or expenditures to the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission.
Upshaw did not receive any endorsements for his campaign.
What was at stake?
Five seats on the Houston County school board were at stake in the May 2014 elections. Incumbents Marianne Melnick and Fred Wilson were unopposed for re-election to four-year terms in their respective districts. Incumbent Rick Unruh was also unopposed in a special election for a two-year term. Newcomers Sheila L. Ashley and Hoke Morrow faced former board member Griff Clements for a four-year term in the at-large seat. Tannya T. Duncan, Robbin Jackson, Andy Rodriguez, Bryan Upshaw and Doug Wechsler were candidates for a two-year term in the at-large seat.
Issues in the district
In April 2014, the school board voted unanimously to approve Dr. Mark Scott as the next superintendent of Houston County Schools. Scott served as the district's Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and as the principal of Northside High School. Scott took over the post on June 1, 2014 when Superintendent Robin Hines retired.
About the district
- See also: Houston County Schools, Georgia
Houston County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Georgia in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 24.8% of Houston County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 27.8% for Georgia as a whole. The median household income in Houston County was $56,265 compared to $56,265 for the state of Georgia. The poverty rate in Houston County was 14.6% compared to 17.4% for the entire state.
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, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.
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- Andres David Lopez, The Telegraph, "Houston school board District 7 post attracts 5 candidates," accessed April 25, 2014
- Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, "Campaign Reports," accessed July 16, 2014
- 41 WMGT, "Houston County School Board approves Mark Scott as new superintendent," April 8, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Houston County, Georgia," accessed April 15, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed February 18, 2014
- Houston County Board of Elections, "Election Results," accessed April 21, 2014
- Georgia Secretary of State, "Current and Past Election Results," accessed April 21, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Houston County Schools Elections|
|Houston County, Georgia|
|Election date:||May 20, 2014|
|Candidates:||District 1: • Incumbent, Rick Unruh|
At-large Post 7: • Tannya T. Duncan • Robbin Jackson • Andy Rodriguez • Bryan Upshaw • Doug Wechsler
|Important information:||What was at stake? • Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|