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Cabot Public School District elections (2013)

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2013 Cabot Public School District Elections

General Election date:
September 17, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
See also
Cabot Public School District
Lonoke County, Arkansas ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Arkansas
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The Position 5 seat on the school board for Cabot Public Schools school board was up for election on September 17, 2013.

About the district

See also: Cabot Public School District, Arkansas
Cabot Public School District is located in Lonoke County, Arkansas
Cabot Public School District is located in Lonoke County, Arkansas. The county seat of Lonoke County is Lonoke, although Cabot is the largest city in the county. According to the 2010 US Census, Cabot is home to 24,502 residents. The school district serves students in the communities of Cabot, Austin, Ward and the rest of northern Lonoke County.[1]


Cabot outperformed the rest of Arkansas in terms of its median rates of average household income, poverty and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Cabot was $55,543 compared to $40,149 for the state of Arkansas. The poverty rate in Cabot was 12.2% compared to 18.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 24.0% of Cabot residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to 19.6% in Arkansas.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Cabot (%) Arkansas (%)
White 93.1 77.0
Black or African American 1.6 15.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 0.8
Asian 1.5 1.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Z 0.2
Two or More Races 2.2 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 4.1 6.4

Presidential Voting Pattern[2]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 22.5 75.0
2008 25.0 73.0
2004 33.8 65.4
2000 38.2 59.1

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.[3] 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 Cabot school board consists of seven members elected to five-year terms. All members are elected by different geographic districts. There is no primary election for the school board election and the general election was held on September 17, 2013.

Individuals interested in running for the board began obtaining nominating papers on June 9, 2013. The filing deadline for school board candidates was July 9, 2013.[4]




Position 5
  • Dean Martin
    • Incumbent
    • Squadron Commander, Arkansas National Guard
  • Mark Raines
    • Graduate, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
    • External affairs officer

Election results

Cabot Public School District, Position 5 General Election, 5-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDean Martin Incumbent 67.3% 653
     Nonpartisan Mark Raines 32.7% 318
Total Votes 971
Source: These results are unofficial from the Lonoke County Clerk's office and are not certified. They will be updated once certified results are available.


No endorsements were made in this election.

Campaign finance

As of September 18, no contributions or expenditures were reported to the Arkansas Secretary of State.[5]

What was at stake?

One seat on the board was up for election on September 17, 2013.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Cabot Public Schools election in 2013:[4]

Deadline Event
June 9, 2013 First day for candidates to circulate nomination petitions
July 2, 2013 First day for candidates to file position of candidacy
July 9, 2013 Last day for candidates to file position of candidacy
September 11, 2013 Early voting begins
September 14, 2013 Early voting ends
September 17, 2013 Election Day

Additional elections on the ballot

This election only shared the ballot with other local school board elections. No additional measures appeared on the ballot.

See also

External links

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