Diane Basham

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Diane Basham
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Board member, Fayette County Board of Education, District 4
Member-elect
Term ends
2018
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next general2018
Term limitsN/A
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Diane Basham is a Republican member-elect for the District 4 seat on the Fayette County Board of Education in Georgia. She defeated challenger Jane L. Owens in the Republican runoff election on July 22, 2014. She was originally supposed to face John Kimbell in the runoff election, however Kimbell withdrew after a lack of qualification was discovered that he needed to run in the first place.[1] She defeated Democratic challenger Ogechi Oparah in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Elections

2014

See also: Fayette County Board of Education elections (2014)

Opposition

The November 4, 2014, general election in Fayette County Board of Education featured two seats up for election. In the District 4 race, Republican candidate Diane Basham faced Democratic candidate Ogechi Oparah, who was unopposed in the primary election on May 20, 2014. In District 5, Democratic incumbent Leonard Presberg challenged Republican candidate Dean B. Dunton. They were both unopposed in the primary.

Results

General
Fayette County Board of Education, District 4 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDiane Basham 63.6% 5,498
     Democratic Ogechi Oparah 36.4% 3,145
Total Votes 8,643
Source: Georgia Secretary of State, "Unofficial Fayette County Results," accessed November 5, 2014 These results are unofficial and will be updated when certified results are available.
Runoff primary
Fayette County Board of Education, District 4 Runoff Election, 4-year term, July 22, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDiane Basham 61.7% 1,419
     Republican Jane L. Owens 38.3% 882
Total Votes 2,301
Source: Georgia Secretary of State, "Election Results," July 22, 2014 These results are unofficial.

Note: John Kimbell withdrew from the runoff election due to lack of qualification.

Primary
Fayette County Board of Education, District 4, 4-year term, May 20, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDiane Basham 38.8% 948
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Kimbell 36.1% 882
     Republican Jane L. Owens 14.7% 360
     Republican Mindette “Mindy” Fredrickson 10.4% 254
Total Votes 2,444
Source: Georgia Secretary of State, "Election Results," May 20, 2014 These results are unofficial.

Funding

Basham did not file a campaign finance report with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission in this election.

Endorsements

Basham did not receive any endorsements during the election.

About the district

See also: Fayette County Board of Education, Georgia
Fayette County Board of Education is located in Fayette County, Georgia
Fayette County Board of Education is located in Fayette County, Georgia. The county seat of Fayette County is Fayetteville. Fayette County is home to 106,567 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[2] Fayette County Board of Education is the 20th-largest school district in Georgia, serving 20,223 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[3]

Demographics

Fayette County overperformed in comparison to the rest of Georgia in terms of higher education achievement and median household income in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 42.1 percent of Fayette County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 27.8 percent for Georgia as a whole. The median household income in Fayette County was $81,242 compared to $49,604 for the state of Georgia. The poverty rate in Fayette County was 6.7 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2013[2]
Race Fayette County (%) Georgia (%)
White 72.5 62.8
Black or African American 20.9 31.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.5
Asian 4.2 3.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.9 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 6.7 9.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[4]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%) Other Vote (%)
2012 33.7 65.0 1.3
2008 34.2 64.9 0.9
2004 28.3 71.1 0.6
2000 28.2 69.5 2.3

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.[5]

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