Dr. David Hunton

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Dr. David Hunton
David Hunton.jpg
At-Large member, Fort Smith Public Schools Board of Education
Incumbent
Term ends
2017
Years in position 10
Elections and appointments
Last electionSeptember 17, 2013
Next generalSeptember 17, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arkansas
M.D.University of Arkansas
Personal
ProfessionGeneral and Vascular Surgeon
Websites
Personal website
Dr. David Hunton is an at-large member and President of the Fort Smith Public Schools Board of Education. He was first elected to the seat in 2004 and won re-election to the position on September 17, 2013.

Biography

Hunton is a general and vascular surgeon at the Cooper Clinic in Fort Smith. He received his M.D. from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock Arkansas. Hunton also serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Hunton has served on the Board of Directors for the Cooper Clinic from 1993 to 1995.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Fort Smith Public Schools Elections (2013)

Results

Springdale School Board, At-large, September 17, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDr. David Hunton 74.6% 505
     Nonpartisan Andrew Mackey 25.4% 172
Total Votes 677
Source: The Southwest Times Record, "Alma Millage Issue Fails, Mountainburg Schools Get Bond Restructure," September 13, 2013


Funding

Hunton did not disclose any campaign finance expenditures or contributions.[2]

2010

Hunton was unopposed for an At-Large position on the Fort Smith Public Schools Board of Education.[3]

2007

Hunton was elected to the Fort Smith Public Board of Education At-Large position on September 18, 2007. He was opposed by Richard Peer.[4]

Fort Smith Public Schools, At-Large, 2007
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDr. David Hunton 70.4% 1,293
     Nonpartisan Richard Peer 29.6% 544
Total Votes 1,837

2004

Hunton was elected to the Fort Smith Public Board of Education At-Large position on September 21, 2004. He was opposed by Jo Ellery.[5]

Fort Smith Public Schools, At-Large, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDr. David Hunton 52.7% 1,113
     Nonpartisan Jo Ellery 47.3% 999
Total Votes 2,112

What was at stake?

Dr. David Hunton's position as President of the Fort Smith Public School Board and at-large seat were at stake during the September 17, 2013 election.

About the district

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Fort Smith School District is located on the western border of Arkansas in Sebastian County. It is one of the two county seats of Sebastian County, and the second largest city in the state of Arkansas. According to the 2010 census, Fort Smith is home to 86,217 residents.[6]

Fort Smith Public Schools is a district comprised of 19 elementary schools, 4 junior high school, 2 senior high schools, and one alternative learning center.[7]

Demographics

Fort Smith underperforms the rest of Arkansas when compared on the basis of median household income, people living below the poverty level, percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma. The median household income in Fort Smith was $37,340 compared to $40,149 for the state of Arkansas. 20.7%% of Fort Smith residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 19.6% in Arkansas. The US Census also showed the poverty rate in Fort Smith was 22.5%% compared to 18.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 20.7% of Fort Smith residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 19.6% in Arkansas.[8]

Racial Demographics, 2012[8]
Race Fort Smith (%) Arkansas (%)
White 69.3 80.0
Black or African American 9.0 15.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.8 0.9
Asian 5.3% 1.4
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.3
Two or More Races 4.2% 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 16.5 6.8

References