Charles Looper

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Charles Looper
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Former candidate for
Board member, Putnam County Board of Education, District 4
Elections and appointments
Last electionAugust 7, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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Charles Looper was a candidate for the District 4 seat on the Putnam County Board of Education in Tennessee. He was defeated by incumbent David M. McCormick in the general election on August 7, 2014.



See also: Putnam County Schools, Tennessee elections (2014)


The August 7, 2014, general election ballot for District 2 included candidates Vern Crabtree and Celeste Bates Gammon. The District 4 ballot included incumbent David M. McCormick and Charles Looper. The District 6 ballot included incumbent Jerry Maynard and Jimmy Neal.


Putnam County Schools, District 4, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDavid M. McCormick Incumbent 54.7% 1,163
     Nonpartisan Charles Looper 45.1% 959
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.2% 5
Total Votes 2,127
Source: Putnam County Election Commission, "Unofficial Results," accessed August 7, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.


The Putnam County Election Commission does not publish and freely disclose school board candidate campaign finance reports.


Looper did not receive any official endorsements in this election.

About the district

See also: Putnam County Schools, Tennessee
Putnam County Schools is located in Putnam County, Tennessee
Putnam County School District is located in Putnam County, Tennessee. The county seat of Putnam County is Cookeville. Putnam County is home to 72,321 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] Putnam County Schools is the 17th-largest school district in Tennessee, serving 11,065 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[2]


Putnam County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Tennessee in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 21.7 percent of Putnam County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 23.5 percent for Tennessee as a whole. The median household income in Putnam County was $34,107 compared to $44,140 for the state of Tennessee. The poverty rate in Putnam County was 24.1 percent compared to 17.3 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Putnam County (%) Tennessee (%)
White 94.2 79.3
Black or African American 2.2 17.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 0.4
Asian 1.3 1.6
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.4 1.6
Hispanic or Latino 5.5 4.8

Presidential Voting Pattern, Putnam County[3]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 7,802 17,254
2008 9,739 17,101
2004 10,566 15,637
2000 10,785 11,248

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[4][5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 United States Census Bureau, "Putnam County, Tennessee," accessed July 7, 2014
  2. National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed July 7, 2014
  3. Tennessee Secretary of State, "Election Results," accessed June 26, 2014
  4. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  5. 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.