Charlotte County Public Schools elections (2014)

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2014 Charlotte County Public Schools Elections

General Election date:
August 26, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
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Two seats on the Charlotte County School Board were up for general election on August 26, 2014. Incumbent Charles Lee Swift defeated challenger Anthony Peter Verdin in the District 1 race. Ian Michael Vincent won re-election without opposition to the District 4 seat.

About the district

See also: Charlotte County Public Schools, Florida
Charlotte County Public Schools is located in Charlotte County, Florida
Charlotte County Public Schools is based in Port Charlotte, a city in Charlotte County, Florida. Charlotte County is home to 164,736 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] Charlotte County Public Schools is the 32nd-largest school district in Florida, serving 16,424 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[2]

Demographics

Charlotte County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Florida in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 21.1 percent of Charlotte County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.2 percent for Florida as a whole. The median household income in Charlotte County was $44,596 compared to $47,309 for the state of Florida. The poverty rate in Charlotte County was 11.9 percent compared to 15.6 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2013[1]
Race Charlotte County (%) Florida (%)
White 90.7 78.1
Black or African American 6.1 16.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.5
Asian 1.3 2.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.5 1.9
Hispanic or Latino 6.6 23.6

Party registration, 2014[3]
Party Number of registered voters
Republican 50,593
Democratic 35,521
Other 32,896
Total 119,010

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.[4]

Method of board member selection

The Charlotte County School Board consists of five members elected to four-year terms. Each member is elected to a specific seat and represents the entire district. There was a general election on August 26, 2014.

Candidates for the school board filed for the election by June 20, 2014. The county's elections office hosted early voting for the general election at various locations from August 16, 2014, to August 23, 2014. The early voting window for the runoff election runs from October 25, 2014, to November 1, 2014. The last day to request a mailed absentee ballot in the general election was August 20, 2014.[5]

Elections

2014

Candidates

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Election results

District 1
Charlotte County Public Schools, District 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Lee Swift Incumbent 66.4% 11,842
     Nonpartisan Anthony Peter Verdin 33.6% 6,005
Total Votes 17,847
Source: Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections, "2014 Primary Election Unofficial Results," accessed August 26, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.
District 4

Ian Michael Vincent was unopposed in his re-election bid.

Endorsements

Charles Lee Swift received endorsements from Charlotte County Tax Collector Vidkie Potts and former U.S. Rep. Michael Grant (R).[6]

Campaign finance

Candidates received a total of $10,550.42 and spent a total of $4,154.20 by July 24, 2014, according to the Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections.[7]

In the District 1 race, candidates raised a total of $10,550.42 and spent a total of $4,154.20.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures
Charles Lee Swift $8,679.42 $1,533.40
Anthony Peter Verdin $1,871.00 $2,620.80

In the District 4 race, candidates reported no contributions or expenditures.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures
Ian Michael Vincent $0.00 $0.00

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the school board election in 2014:[5]

Deadline Event
June 20, 2014 Last day of candidate filing period
August 16, 2014 First day of early voting in general election
August 20, 2014 Last day to request mailed absentee ballot for general election
August 23, 2014 Last day of early voting in general election
August 26, 2014 General election day

Additional elections on the ballot

See also: Florida elections, 2014

Area residents will vote on county and statewide races on November 4, 2014. Residents of Charlotte County will vote on races for county commission seats. Voters will also decide on a statewide ballot measure to amend the state constitution to allow the use of medical marijuana. The November 4, 2014 ballot includes races for state legislature, state executive and U.S. House seats.

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