Chris A. Bell

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Chris A. Bell
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Board Member, Spring Independent School District, Position 2
Incumbent
Term ends
2016
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionMinister
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Chris A. Bell is the Position 2 incumbent on the Spring Independent School Board of Education. He first won election against challenger Larry E. Humphrey II on November 5, 2013. Seat holder Calvin Tang did not seek re-election.

Biography

Bell is a 19-year resident of Spring ISD, and has served on over 15 district committees. He is currently on the Spring Education Foundation Board and the Career and Technology Education (CTE) Advisory Board. He has his Bachelor's degree in Public Affairs and a Master's Degree in Cultural Anthropology. He is an Ordained Minister and has served on the Spring Ministerial Advisory Board. Bell also has two children who are graduates of Spring ISD.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Spring Independent School District elections (2013)

Results

Spring Independent School District, Position 2, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngChris A. Bell 74% 3,074
     Nonpartisan Larry E. Humphrey II 26% 1,081
Total Votes 4,155
Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013

Endorsements

Bell was not endorsed in this campaign.

Funding

Bell reported no contributions or expenditures to the Texas Ethics Commission.[2]

Campaign themes

Bell ran his campaign on the following principles:[1]

  • Innovation
  • School Safety
  • Individual Student Achievement
  • Special Need Student Services
  • College / Career Readiness
  • Community Engagement and Parental Involvement
  • Staff Training and Professional Development
  • External Funding and Collaborative Partnerships
  • Financial Responsibility and Efficiency
  • Cultural Competence

What was at stake?

Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013 covering Positions 1, 2 and 3. The two incumbents in Positions 1 and 3 retained their seats, while newcomer Chris A. Bell was elected to the board in Position 2.

About the district

Spring Independent School District is located in Harris County, TX
Spring ISD is located in Houston, Texas, which is also a seat of Harris County, Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Houston is home to 2,099,451 residents.[3]

Demographics

In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Houston underperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 74.4% compared to 80.4% statewide. The average household income was $44,124 compared to $50,920 in the entire state. Houston had a poverty rate of 21.5%, while the poverty rate for Texas was 17.0%.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race Houston city (%) Texas (%)
White 50.5 70.4
Hispanic or Latino 43.8 37.6
Black or African American 23.7 11.8
Asian 6.0 3.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 0.7
Two or More Races 3.3 2.7

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]


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