Cabell County Schools elections (2014)

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2014 Cabell County Schools Elections

General Election date:
May 13, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
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West Virginia
Cabell County Schools
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Three seats on the Cabell County Schools school board were up for general election on May 13, 2014. Mary L. Neely, Rhonda E. Smalley and Karen Nance defeated Samuel R. Moore, Scott Caserta and Nazim M. Abbess II.

About the district

See also: Cabell County Schools, West Virginia
Cabell County Schools is located in Cabell County, West Virginia
Cabell County Schools is located in Cabell County, West Virginia. Cabell County is home to 96,974 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] Cabell County Schools is the fourth-largest school district in West Virginia, serving 12,700 students during the 2010-11 school year.[2]

Demographics

Cabell County outperformed in comparison to the rest of West Virginia in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 25.2% of Cabell County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 17.9% for West Virginia as a whole. The median household income in Cabell County was $23,024 compared to $22,482 for the state of West Virginia. The poverty rate in Cabell County was 21.3% compared to 17.6% for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Cabell County (%) West Virginia (%)
White 91.5 94.0
Black or African American 5.1 3.5
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.2
Asian 1.1 0.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Z Z
Two or More Races 2.0 1.5
Hispanic or Latino 1.2 1.3

Party Affiliation, 2013[3]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 30,731 50.8
Republican 19,117 31.6
Mountain 72 .001
No Party 10,023 16.6
Other 571 .009

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.[4]

Method of board member selection

The Cabell school board consists of five members elected to four-year terms. Board members are elected at-large, but represent different geographical districts. No more than two members elected from any magisterial district may serve on the board during a given term. There was no primary election and the general election was held on May 13, 2014.[5] Three seats were on the ballot in 2014 and two seats are on the ballot in 2015.[6]

Candidates began to file affidavits of candidacy on January 13, 2014. The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the general election was January 25, 2014.[7]

Elections

2014

Candidates

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  • Karen NanceGreen check mark transparent.png
    • Business owner
    • Graduate, Marshall University

  • Samuel R. Moore
    • Bishop
    • Former assistant principal
    • Graduate, Marshall University

Election results

Cabell County Schools, At-Large General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMary L. Neely Incumbent 17.7% 3,898
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRhonda E. Smalley 17.1% 3,766
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Nance 16.4% 3,622
     Nonpartisan Scott Caserta 15.7% 3,473
     Nonpartisan Samuel R. Moore 15.7% 3,471
     Nonpartisan Nazim M. Abbess II 5.6% 1,242
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 11.8% 2,596
Total Votes 22,068
Source: The Herald Dispatch, "Election Results," May 13, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.

Endorsements

No candidate has received any official endorsements in this election.

Campaign finance

No candidate filed a campaign finance report with the West Virginia Secretary of State.[8]

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Cabell County Schools election in 2014:[7]

Deadline Event
January 13, 2014 First day to file affidavits of candidacy
January 25, 2014 Last day to file affidavits of candidacy
February 7, 2014 First day to request an absentee ballot
April 30, 2014 Early voting begins
May 7, 2014 Last day to request an absentee ballot
May 10, 2014 Early voting ends
May 13, 2014 Election day

Additional elections on the ballot

In addition to the school board election, residents of Cabell County voted in a county circuit clerk election, a County Commissioner election, a County Magistrate election, a Conservation District Supervisor election and a County Democratic Executive Committee election.[6]

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