Dougherty County School System elections (2014)

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2014 Dougherty County School System Elections

General Election date:
November 4, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
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Dougherty County School System
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Three seats on the Dougherty Board of Education were scheduled to be up for general election on November 4, 2014. Since all the candidates that filed were Democrats, the results were decided in the primary election on May 20, 2014. In District 4, candidate Melissa Strother overcame fellow challenger Aaron Johnson. In the District 6 race, Dean Phinazee defeated Princess Milledge in a runoff election on July 22, 2014, since neither candidate received 50 percent of the vote in the primary. District 2 incumbent Milton Griffin was unopposed and elected by default.

About the district

See also: Dougherty County School System, Georgia
Dougherty County School System is located in Dougherty County, Georgia
Dougherty County School System is located in Dougherty County, Georgia. The county seat of Dougherty County is Albany. Dougherty County is home to 94,565 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] Dougherty County School System is the 22nd-largest school district in Georgia, serving 15,945 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[2]

Demographics

Dougherty County underperformed 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 18.1 percent of Dougherty 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 Dougherty County was $31,789 compared to $49,604 for the state of Georgia. The poverty rate in Dougherty County was 30.6 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Dougherty County (%) Georgia (%)
White 30.0 62.8
Black or African American 67.5 31.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.5
Asian 0.9 3.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 1.2 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 2.6 9.2

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.[3]

Method of board member selection

The Dougherty County Board of Education is a partisan board that consists of seven members elected to four-year terms. Six members serve by geographic district and one serves countywide. There was a primary election on May 20, 2014 and the general election will be held on November 4, 2014. Three seats are up for election in 2014 and four seats will be up for election in 2016.[4]

Candidates began to file affidavits of candidacy on March 3, 2014. The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the general election was March 7, 2014.[5]

Elections

2014

Candidates

Election results

Dougherty County School System, District 6 Runoff Election, 4-year term, July 22, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDean Phinazee 55.4% 618
     Democratic Princess Milledge 44.6% 498
Total Votes 1,116
Source: Georgia Secretary of State, "Dougherty County Election Results," July 22, 2014 These results are unofficial.


Dougherty County School System, District 2, 4-year term, May 20, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMilton Griffin 100% 1,203
Total Votes 1,203
Source: Albany Herald, "Dougherty and Lee County Primary Election Results," May 20, 2014 These results are unofficial.


Dougherty County School System, District 4, 4-year term, May 20, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMelissa Strother 68.3% 978
     Democratic Aaron Johnson 31.7% 453
Total Votes 1,431
Source: Albany Herald, "Dougherty and Lee County Primary Election Results," May 20, 2014 These results are unofficial.


Dougherty County School System, District 6, 4-year term, May 20, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDean Phinazee 41.6% 560
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPrincess Milledge 34.1% 459
     Democratic Shirlette Davis-Marcus 24.2% 326
Total Votes 1,345
Source: Albany Herald, "Dougherty and Lee County Primary Election Results," May 20, 2014 These results are unofficial.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Dougherty County School System election in 2014:[5]

Deadline Event
March 3, 2014 First day to file nominating petitions
March 7, 2014 Last day to file nominating petitions
April 21, 2014 Last day to register to vote in the general election
April 28, 2014 Advance voting begins
May 20, 2014 Primary election
July 22, 2014 Runoff election (if needed)
November 4, 2014 General election

Additional elections on the ballot

The school board election shared the ballot with county, state and national primary elections on May 20, 2014. The primary ballot included races for Georgia House of Representatives and Georgia State Senate. There were also state executive elections including races for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. The May 20, 2014 election selected candidates for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.[6]

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