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Daniel E. Cash

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Daniel E. Cash
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Board member, Williamson County Board of Education, District 2
Term ends
Years in position 1
Elections and appointments
Last electionAugust 7, 2014
First electedAugust 7, 2014
Next general2018
Term limitsN/A
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Daniel E. Cash is the District 2 member of the Williamson County Board of Education in Tennessee. He won the general election on August 7, 2014.



See also: Williamson County Schools elections (2014)


The general election in Williamson County featured six seats up for election on August 7, 2014. Daniel E. Cash defeated fellow newcomers Melody M. Morris and Patsy Writesman for the vacant District 2 seat. Both Paul J. Bartholomew and Jay Galbreath won their elections unopposed to join the board as the District 4 and District 6 representatives, respectively. Candace Emerson defeated incumbent Pat Anderson for the District 8 seat, and Beth Burgos defeated incumbent Eric Welch for the District 10 seat. Incumbent Vicki Vogt was also defeated. Challenger Susan Curlee won the District 12 seat.


Williamson County Schools, District 2 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel E. Cash 58.9% 1,260
     Nonpartisan Melody M. Morris 35.3% 755
     Nonpartisan Patsy Writesman 5.6% 120
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.2% 4
Total Votes 2,139
Source: Williamson County, Tennessee, "Primary and General Election Results," accessed August 8, 2014


The Williamson County Election Commission does not publish and freely disclose school board candidate campaign finance reports. However, The Tennessean published a news article on July 16, 2014, which contained a limited amount of financial information after the second campaign finance filing deadline. According to that article, Cash raised $3,850.[1]


Cash received an endorsement from fellow candidate Patsy Writesman, who explained that she was "concerned that if we split the conservative vote between the two of us, it would increase the chances of the third candidate to be elected, who feels very differently than Dan and I about many of the issues."[2] He also received endorsements from District 63 State Representative Glen Casada (R), Franklin City Alderman Beverly Burger and Thomson’s Station Alderman Nina Cooper.[3]

About the district

See also: Williamson County Schools, Tennessee
Williamson County Schools is located in Williamson County, Tennessee
Williamson County Schools is located in Williamson County, Tennessee. The county seat of Williamson is Franklin. Williamson County is home to 198,901 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[4] In the 2011-2012 school year, Williamson County Schools was the sixth-largest school district in Tennessee and served 32,983 students.[5]


Williamson County outperformed in comparison to the rest of Tennessee in terms of education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 52.0 percent of Williamson 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 for Williamson County was $91,146 compared to $44,140 for the state of Tennessee. The percentage of people below poverty level for Williamson County was 5.8 percent while it was 17.3 percent for the state of Tennessee.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Williamson County (%) Tennessee (%)
White 90.5 79.3
Black or African American 4.5 17.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.4
Asian 3.3 1.4
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 0.1
Two or more race 1.4 1.6
Hispanic or Latino 4.7 4.8

Presidential Voting Pattern, Williamson County[6]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 15,321 43,562
2008 18,354 44,808
2004 19,637 42,555
2000 21,354 33,482

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.[7] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

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