Chris A. Bell
|Chris A. Bell|
|Board Member, Spring Independent School District, Position 2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
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.
|Spring Independent School District, Position 2, 3-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Chris A. Bell||74%||3,074|
|Nonpartisan||Larry E. Humphrey II||26%||1,081|
|Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013|
Bell was not endorsed in this campaign.
Bell reported no contributions or expenditures to the Texas Ethics Commission.
Bell ran his campaign on the following principles:
- 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 districtHouston, 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.
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%.
|Racial Demographics, 2010|
|Race||Houston city (%)||Texas (%)|
|Hispanic or Latino||43.8||37.6|
|Black or African American||23.7||11.8|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.7||0.7|
|Two or More Races||3.3||2.7|
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