College Station Independent School District elections (2013)
Method of election
What was at stake?
College Station Independent School District
Brazos County, Texas ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Texas
Three seats were up for election on the College Station Independent School Board on November 5, 2013. At-large Place 3 was filled by newcomer Michael Wesson, who triumphed over fellow challengers John Fedora and Ben Roper. Unopposed incumbent Jeff Harris kept Place 4, while unopposed candidate Quinn Williams was elected to Place 5.
About the districtBrazos County, Texas. The county seat of Brazos County is Bryan. Brazos County is home to 194,851 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau. College Station Independent School District is the 97th-largest school district in Texas, serving 10,805 students during the 2011-2012 school year.
Brazos County overperformed in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 38.7 percent of Brazos County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.3 percent for Texas as a whole. The median household income in Brazos County was $37,638 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Brazos County was 30.0 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.
|Racial Demographics, 2012|
|Race||Brazos County (%)||Texas (%)|
|Black or African American||11.3||12.4|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.7||1.0|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||0.1||0.1|
|Two or More Races||1.8||1.8|
|Hispanic or Latino||24.5||38.4|
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.
Method of board member selection
The College Station Independent School District board consists of seven members elected to three-year terms. The CSISD does not hold a primary election and the general election was held on November 5, 2013.
- Jeff Harris
- Quinn Williams
- General contractor
|College Independent School Board, Place 3, 3-year term, 2013|
|Source: KBTX News, "November 2013 Election Results," accessed November 8, 2013|
No endorsements were made in this election.
No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Texas Ethics Commission.
What was at stake?
Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those seats were for Places 3, 4 and 5. Places 3 and 5 were filled by new members and Place 4 was filled by an incumbent.
The following dates were key deadlines for the College Station Independent School District election in 2013:
|July 27, 2013||First day for filing nominating petitions|
|August 26, 2013||Last day to file nominating petitions|
|November 5, 2013||Election day|
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- United States Census Bureau, "Brazos County, Texas," accessed August 4, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed August 4, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- School Board Accessed September 3, 2013
- Texas Ethics Commission Search Campaign Finance Reports, accessed December 26, 2013
- Important 2013 Election Dates Accessed August 8, 2013