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Burleson Independent School District elections (2014)

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2014 Burleson Independent School District Elections

General Election date:
May 10, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
See also
Burleson Independent School District
Johnson County, Texas ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Texas
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Two seats on the Burleson Board of Trustees were up for general election on May 10, 2014. Ryan Richardson defeated fellow challengers Paul Keese and Kim Tyler for the Place 3 seat previously held by Scott Atwood. Incumbent Andy Pickens defeated challenger Rick Pettijohn for the Place 4 seat.[1]

About the district

See also: Burleson Independent School District, Texas
Burleson Independent School District is located in Johnson County, Texas
Burleson Independent School District is located in Burleson, a city located in Johnson County, Texas. According to the United States Census Bureau, Burleson is home to 38,983 residents.[2] Burleson Independent School District is the 102nd-largest school district in Texas, serving 10,260 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[3]


Burleson underperformed in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 23.4 percent of Burleson 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 Burleson was $68,528 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Burleson was 6.8 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2010[2]
Race Burleson (%) Texas (%)
White 90.6 70.4
Black or African American 2.3 11.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 0.7
Asian 1.1 3.8
Two or More Races 2.2 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 11.5 37.6

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[4]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 21.4 77.1
2008 25.7 73.2
2004 25.9 73.4
2000 30.4 67.6

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.[5] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

Method of board member selection

The Burleson Board of Trustees consists of seven members elected to three-year terms. There was no primary election and a general election took place on May 10, 2014. Three seats will be on the ballot in May 2015 and two seats will be up for election in May 2016.[6]

Candidates for the Board of Trustees submitted paperwork with the school district secretary by February 28, 2014. Each candidate must be at least 18 years old, a registered voter and a resident of the district for at least six months. Members filed two campaign finance reports with the district clerk prior to the election unless they did not receive or spend $500 during the campaign.[6]




  • Paul Keese Defeatedd
  • Ryan Richardson Green check mark transparent.png
    • Graduate, Texas A&M University
    • Vice president, Star Bank of Texas
  • Kim Tyler Defeatedd
    • Graduate, Louisiana State University of University of Southern Mississippi
    • Instructor, Texas Wesleyan University
  • Rick Pettijohn Defeatedd
    • Manager, North Texas Gasket Services LLC
  • Andy Pickens Green check mark transparent.png
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, University of Charleston and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
    • Music minister, University Baptist Church

Election results

Burleson Independent School District, Place 3 General Election, 3-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Richardson 44.8% 353
     Nonpartisan Kim Tyler 30.3% 239
     Nonpartisan Paul Keese 24.9% 196
Total Votes 788
Source: Burleson Independent School District, "Tally Sheet-School General Election," May 19, 2014

Burleson Independent School District, Place 4 General Election, 3-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Pickens Incumbent 69.7% 531
     Nonpartisan Rick Pettijohn 30.3% 231
Total Votes 762
Source: Burleson Independent School District, "Tally Sheet-School General Election," May 19, 2014


No candidate received an endorsement in this election.

Campaign finance

No candidate filed a campaign finance report with the district office.[6]

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Burleson Independent School District election in 2014:[6]

Deadline Event
January 29, 2014 First day to file paperwork for ballot placement
February 28, 2014 Last day to file paperwork for ballot placement
March 5, 2014 Last day to withdraw from ballot
April 10, 2014 Due date for first campaign finance report
April 10, 2014 Last day for voter registration with county clerk
May 1, 2014 Last day to request mailed ballot from county clerk
May 2, 2014 Due date for second campaign finance report
May 10, 2014 Election day
May 21, 2014 Final day for canvassing of votes
July 15, 2014 Last campaign finance report for election

Additional elections on the ballot

The Board of Trustees election shared the ballot with races for mayor and three seats on the Burleson City Council.[8]

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