Cynthia Stanley-Cash

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Cynthia Stanley-Cash
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Former candidate for
Board member, Hamilton County Board of Education, District 5
Elections and appointments
Last electionAugust 7, 2014
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Cynthia Stanley-Cash was a candidate for the District 5 seat on the Hamilton County Board of Education in Tennessee up for general election on August 7, 2014. Stanley-Cash suspended her campaign on July 10, 2014, but her name still appeared on the ballot.[1] She lost the election to Karitsa Mosley.



See also: Hamilton County School District elections (2014)


The general election in Hamilton County featured five seats up for election on August 7, 2014. Greg Martin won re-election in District 3 against Jim Watson. Karitsa Mosley won the open District 5 race against fellow newcomers Richard K. Bennett, Samuel Blakemore, Patrick D. Hampton, Cynthia Stanley-Cash, Jacqueline A. Thomas and Yashika Ward. Incumbent Joe Galloway won re-election, defeating newcomers Oscar Brock and C. Ballard Scearce, Jr. in District 6. The District 8 race was won by incumbent David Testerman, who defeated challenger Samevelyn Morgan Rock. Newcomer Steve Highlander won the open District 9 seat, defeating Karen Farrow, Larry Lewis, Dean Moorhouse and Tim White.


Hamilton County School District, District 5 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKaritsa Mosley 33.7% 1,624
     Nonpartisan Patrick D. Hampton 26% 1,256
     Nonpartisan Jackie Anderson-Thomas 12.9% 622
     Nonpartisan Samuel E. Blakemore 8.9% 430
     Nonpartisan Richard K. Bennett 8.5% 410
     Nonpartisan Cynthia Stanley-Cash 6% 287
     Nonpartisan Yashika Ward 3.6% 176
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.4% 18
Total Votes 4,823
Source: Hamilton County, TN - Election Commission, "Official Results - August 7th, 2014 - State Primary & County General," accessed February 23, 2015


Stanley-Cash reported no contributions or expenditures to the Hamilton County Election Commission during the election.


Stanley-Cash did not receive any endorsements during the election.

About the district

See also: Hamilton County School District, Tennessee
Hamilton County School District is located in Hamilton County, Tennessee
Hamilton County School District is located in Hamilton County, Tennessee. The county seat of Hamilton County is Chattanooga. Hamilton County is home to 348,673 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[2] In the 2011-2012 school year, Hamilton County School District was the fourth-largest school district in Tennessee and served 43,296 students.[3]


Hamilton County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Tennessee in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 27.8 percent of Hamilton County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 23.5 percent for Tennessee as a whole. The median household income in Hamilton County was $46,544 compared to $44,140 for the state of Tennessee. The poverty rate in Hamilton County was 16.2 percent compared to 17.3 percent for the entire state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2013[2]
Race Hamilton County (%) Tennessee (%)
White 75.7 79.1
Black or African American 19.9 17.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 0.4
Asian 2.1 1.6
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 1.6 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 4.9 4.9

Presidential Voting Pattern, Hamilton County[4]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 58,836 79,933
2008 64,246 81,702
2004 57,302 78,547
2000 51,708 66,605

Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[5]

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