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Deborah Jensen

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Deborah Jensen
Board member, Spring Independent School District, Position 1
Term ends
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of California at Los Angeles
Master'sUniversity of Hartford
Ph.D.Texas A&M University
ProfessionCo-Director of Programming and Implementation
Deborah Jensen currently holds Position 1 on the Spring Independent School Board. She was re-elected to the board in an unopposed race on November 5, 2013.


Dr. Jensen is currently the co-director of programming and implementation of the Southeast Regional T-STEM Center. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles, a master’s degree in biology from the University of Hartford, teaching certification from Sam Houston State University and a doctorate degree in educational curriculum and instruction from Texas A&M University. She is the grandparent of three Spring ISD students.[1]



See also: Spring Independent School District elections (2013)


Spring Independent School District, Position 1, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDeborah Jensen Incumbent 100% 3,367
Total Votes 3,367
Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Jensen was not endorsed in this campaign.


Jensen reported no contributions or expenditures to the Texas Ethics Commission.[2]


Spring Independent School District, Position 1, 3-year term, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDeborah Jensen 49% 7,827
     Nonpartisan Lora Lee Hedrick 19.7% 3,141
     Nonpartisan Scott Brittain 18% 2,866
     Nonpartisan Ruth Watson 13.3% 2,128
Total Votes 15,962
Source: Cumulative Report, 2010 General and Special Elections Live," accessed October 8, 2013

What was at stake?

Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013 covering Positions 1, 2 and 3. The two incumbents in Positions 1 and 3 retained their seats, while newcomer Chris A. Bell was elected to the board in Position 2.

About the district

See also: Spring Independent School District, Texas
Spring Independent School District is located in Harris County, Texas.
Spring Independent School District is located in Harris County, Texas. The county seat of Harris County is Houston. Harris County is home to 4,092,459 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3] In the 2011-2012 school year, Spring Independent School District was the 32nd-largest school district in Texas and served 36,513 students.[4]


Harris County overperformed in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 28.1 percent of Harris County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.3 percent for Texas as a whole. The median household income in Harris County was $53,160 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Harris County was 17.9 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Harris County (%) Texas (%)
White 70.7 80.3
Black or African American 19.5 12.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1 1.0
Asian 6.8 4.3
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.7 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 41.6 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Harris County[5]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote Other Vote
2012 587,044 586,073 15,468
2008 590,982 571,883 8,607
2004 475,865 584,723 7,380
2000 418,267 529,159 27,396

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

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