Daniel E. Cash
|Daniel E. Cash|
|Board member, Williamson County Board of Education, District 2|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||August 7, 2014|
|First elected||August 7, 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|
|Nonpartisan||Daniel E. Cash||58.9%||1,260|
|Nonpartisan||Melody M. Morris||35.3%||755|
|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.
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." He also received endorsements from District 63 State Representative Glen Casada (R), Franklin City Alderman Beverly Burger and Thomson’s Station Alderman Nina Cooper.
About the district
- See also: Williamson County Schools, Tennessee
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.
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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- The Tennessean, "County school board challengers outspend incumbents," July 16, 2014
- The Tennessean, "Williamson County District 2 school candidate withdraws," July 21, 2014
- Dan Cash for Williamson County School Board District 2, "Endorsements," accessed July 28, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Williamson County, Tennessee," accessed April 17, 2013
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 22, 2014
- Tennessee Secretary of State, "Election Results," accessed June 25, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Williamson County Schools Elections|
|Williamson County, Tennessee|
|Election date:||August 7, 2014|
|Candidates:||District 2: • Daniel E. Cash • Melody M. Morris • Patsy Writesman|
District 12: • Incumbent, Vicki Vogt • Susan Curlee
|Important information:||Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|