Earnestine Young

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Earnestine Young
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Candidate, Tuscaloosa City Board of Education, District 1
Elections and appointments
Last electionAugust 27, 2013
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionOwner at EK Tax Service
Earnestine Young was a candidate for District 1 on the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education. Young ran against incumbent James Minyard.


Young is the owner of EK Tax Service in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.



Young ran unsuccessfully against incumbent candidate James Minyard on August 27, 2013.

Tuscaloosa Board of Education District 1, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJames Minyard Incumbent 69.7% 864
     Nonpartisan Earnestine Young 30.3% 376
Total Votes 1,240
Source: Fox 6 News These results are unofficial.


Young received $14,000 in donations from the Educate Tuscaloosa PAC according to finance records filed on August 9, 2013.[1]

About the district

Tuscaloosa City Schools is located in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
Tuscaloosa City Schools is located in Tuscaloosa County. Tuscaloosa is located northwest of the state capital, Montgomery. According to the 2010 Census, Tuscaloosa is home to 90,898 residents.[2]


Tuscaloosa lags behind the rest of Alabama based on median household income and persons below the poverty level but outperforms the state average in high school graduation rates. The median household income for Tuscaloosa is $34,359 when compared to $42,934 for the state of Alabama. The percentage of people below poverty level for Tuscaloosa is 29.6% while it is 17.3% for the state of Alabama. 85.3% of persons over the age of 25 have a high school degree, while 81.9% of Alabama residents have a high school degree. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 32.7% of Tuscaloosa residents aged 25 or older have a bachelor's degree, while the same rate is 22% for the state of Alabama.

2010 Census Data for Tuscaloosa, Alabama[2]
Race Tuscaloosa State of Alabama
White 53.8% 68.5%
Black or African American 41.5% 26.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2% 0.6%
Asian 1.8% 1.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Z 0.1%
Two or more race 1.1% 1.5%
Hispanic or Latino 3.0% 3.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino 52.6% 67%

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