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Douglas Wunneburger

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Douglas Wunneburger
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Board President, Bryan Independent School District, District 5
Term ends
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas at Austin
Master'sStephen F. Austin State University
Ph.D.Texas A&M University
Douglas Wunneburger currently holds the District 1 seat on the Bryan Independent School Board of Education. He was re-elected in an unopposed race on November 5, 2013.


Wunneburger earned his bachelor's in economics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1977, his master's of forest science from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1982 and his doctorate from Texas A&M University in 1992. He is a senior lecturer and research scientist at Texas A&M University.[1]



See also: Bryan Independent School District elections (2013)


Wunneburger won re-election on November 5, 2013 in an unopposed race.


Wunneburger was not endorsed in this campaign.


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

What was at stake?

Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. The Districts 1, 3 and 5 seats were filled by two incumbents and one newcomer.

About the district

See also: Bryan Independent School District, Texas
Bryan Independent School District is located in Brazos County, Texas.
Bryan Independent School District is located in Brazos County, Texas. The county seat of Brazos County is Bryan. Brazos County is home to 194,851 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3] In the 2011-2012 school year, Bryan Independent School District was the 72nd-largest school district in Texas and served 15,611 students.[4]


Brazos County overperformed in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 38.7 percent of Brazos 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 Brazos County was $37,638 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Brazos County was 30.0 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Brazos County (%) Texas (%)
White 80.6 80.3
Black or African American 11.3 12.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 1.0
Asian 5.5 4.3
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.8 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 24.5 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Brazos County[5]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote Other Vote
2012 17,477 37,209 1,276
2008 20,502 37,465 706
2004 16,128 37,594 587
2000 12,359 32,864 1,718

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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