Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District elections (2013)

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2013 Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Texas
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
Harris County, Texas ballot measures
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Three seats were up for election on the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School Board on November 5, 2013. Incumbents John Ogletree Jr. and Bob R. Covey ran unopposed and were re-elected to Positions 5 and 7, while incumbent Don Ryan won re-election over challenger Shaik Ahmed for the Position 6 seat.

About the district

See also: Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Texas
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District is located in Harris County, TX
Cypress-Fairbanks 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.[1]

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%.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2010[1]
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 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[2]

Method of board member selection

The Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District board consists of seven members elected to three-year terms.[3] The CFISD does not hold a primary election and the general election was held on November 5, 2013.

Elections

2013

Candidates

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  • Bob R. Covey
    • Incumbent and Board President
    • Vice President of Sales at American Alloy Steel

Election results

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Position 5, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Ogletree Jr. Incumbent 100% 17,857
Total Votes 17,857
Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Position 6, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDon Ryan Incumbent 85.5% 17,258
     Nonpartisan Shaik Ahmed 14.5% 2,927
Total Votes 20,185
Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Position 7, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBob R. Covey Incumbent 100% 18,018
Total Votes 18,018
Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013

Endorsements

No endorsements were made in this election.

Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Texas Ethics Commission.[4]

Past elections

What was at stake?

As the third largest school district in Texas, Cypress-Fairbanks has had to balance having the resources necessary to educate all children within it. Candidates cited maintaining accountability and high standards, as well as adapting to the changing demographic and digital learning atmosphere as large issues in their campaigns.[5]

Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those seats were for Positions 5, 6 and 7, and all incumbents won re-election to the board.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District election in 2013:[6]

Deadline Event
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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