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Collier County Public Schools elections (2014)

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2014 Collier County Public Schools Elections

General Election date:
August 26, 2014
Runoff Election date:
November 4, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
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Three seats on the Collier County School Board were up for general election on August 26, 2014. The general election determines if candidates for each seat can garner a majority of the vote total. If no candidate received 50 percent plus one of the general election votes in a particular district, the top two vote recipients advance to the runoff election on November 4, 2014.

Roy Terry III was the only incumbent to seek re-election in 2014, defeating Thomas Andler in District 5. Kathleen Greenawalt, Kelly E. Lichter and Jacob Winge ran to replace Pat Carroll, who did not file for re-election in District 1. Lichter won that seat. Luis Bernal, Erika B. Donalds, JB Holmes and Kathy Ryan were seeking election to the District 3 seat held by Barbara Berry. Since neither Donalds nor Ryan was able to garner 50 percent plus one of the vote, they will face each other in the runoff election in November.

About the district

See also: Collier County Public Schools, Florida
Collier County Public Schools is located in Collier County, Florida
Collier County Public Schools is based in Naples, a city in Collier County, Florida. Collier County is home to 339,642 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] Collier County Public Schools is the 16th-largest school district in Florida, serving 43,238 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[2]

Demographics

Collier County outperformed the rest of Florida in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 31.4 percent of Collier 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 Collier County was $56,104 compared to $47,309 for the state of Florida. The poverty rate in Collier County was 14.0 percent compared to 15.6 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2013[1]
Race Collier County (%) Florida (%)
White 89.8 78.1
Black or African American 7.1 16.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 0.5
Asian 1.3 2.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.1 1.9
Hispanic or Latino 26.3 23.6

Party registration, 2014[3]
Party Number of registered voters
Republican 92,848
Other 46,973
Democratic 44,299
Total 184,120

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 Collier County School Board consists of five members elected to four-year terms. Each member represents a specific set of schools. There was a general election on August 26, 2014 and the runoff election takes place on November 4, 2014 if no candidate receives 50 percent or more of the general election vote.

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, and the runoff election deadline is October 29, 2014.

Elections

2014

Candidates

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  • Kathleen Greenawalt
    • Graduate, DePaul University
    • Retired educator, current ELL instructor
  • Kelly E. Lichter Green check mark transparent.png
    • Graduate, Baldwin Wallace College and Nova Southeastern University
    • Former educator, current stay-at-home mom
  • Jacob Winge
    • Student, Florida SouthWestern State College

  • Luis Bernal
    • Graduate, University Externado de Colombia
    • Public policy analyst, international development specialist
  • Erika B. Donalds Green check mark transparent.png
    • Graduate, Florida State University and Florida Atlantic University
    • Certified public accountant
  • JB Holmes
    • Graduate, Michigan State University, Florida Institute of Technology and Nova Southeastern University
    • Educator
    • U.S. Air Force veteran
  • Kathy Ryan Green check mark transparent.png
    • Graduate, Michigan State University and Florida Atlantic University
    • Retired educator

  • Thomas Andler
    • Graduate, St. Cloud State University, Tri-College University and Florida Atlantic University
    • Retired educator, administrator and superintendent
  • Roy Terry III Green check mark transparent.png
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, Western Maryland College and Colorado State University
    • Retired educator and administrator

Election results

Collier County Public Schools, District 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKelly E. Lichter 51.4% 16,748
     Nonpartisan Kathleen Greenawalt 35.7% 11,640
     Nonpartisan Jacob Winge 13% 4,224
Total Votes 32,612
Source: Collier County Supervisor of Elections, "2014 Primary Election Unofficial Election Results," accessed August 26, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.


Collier County Public Schools, District 3 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngErika B. Donalds 46.7% 15,844
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKathy Ryan 26.7% 9,051
     Nonpartisan JB Holmes 17.3% 5,883
     Nonpartisan Luis Bernal 9.3% 3,142
Total Votes 33,920
Source: Collier County Supervisor of Elections, "2014 Primary Election Unofficial Election Results," accessed August 26, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.


Collier County Public Schools, District 5 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRoy Terry III Incumbent 56.6% 17,857
     Nonpartisan Thomas Andler 43.4% 13,693
Total Votes 31,550
Source: Collier County Supervisor of Elections, "2014 Primary Election Unofficial Election Results," accessed August 26, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.

Endorsements

The Greater Naples Better Government Committee endorsed Jacob Winge in District 1, Luis Bernal in District 3 and Roy Terry III in District 5.[5] The Libertarian Party of Collier County endorsed Kelly E. Lichter for District 1 and Erika B. Donalds for District 3.[6] Lichter was also endorsed by board chairman, Pat Carroll, and Donalds was also endorsed by Republican U.S. House of Representatives member, Curt Clawson.[7]

Campaign finance

Candidates received a total of $41,515.71 and spent a total of $12,971.58 by August 22, 2014, according to the Collier County Supervisor of Elections.[8]

In the District 1 race, candidates raised a total of $20,374.32 and spent a total of $12,733.49.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures
Kathleen Greenawalt $421.60 $0.00
Kelly E. Lichter $18,652.72 $12,733.49
Jacob Winge $1,300.00 $0.00

In the District 3 race, candidates raised a total of $19,891.98 and spent a total of $150.00.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures
Luis Bernal $301.95 $150.00
Erika B. Donalds $519.34 $0.00
JB Holmes $18,755.00 $0.00
Kathy Ryan $315.69 $0.00

In the District 5 race, candidates raised a total of $1,249.41 and spent a total of $88.09.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures
Thomas Andler $566.00 $88.09
Roy Terry III $683.41 $0.00

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates are key deadlines for the school board election in 2014:[9]

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
October 25, 2014 First day of early voting in runoff election
October 29, 2014 Last day to request mailed absentee ballot for runoff election
November 1, 2014 Last day of early voting in runoff election
November 4, 2014 Runoff election day

Additional elections on the ballot

Area residents will vote on county and statewide races on November 4, 2014. Residents of Collier County will vote on races for county commission and county judge 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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