Eau Claire Area School District elections (2014)

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2014 Eau Claire Area School District Elections

General Election date:
April 1, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Wisconsin
Eau Claire Area School District
Eau Claire County, Wisconsin ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Wisconsin
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Two seats on the Eau Claire Board of Education were up for general election on April 1, 2014. Incumbent Trish Cummins and newcomer Charles Vue won election to the board without opposition. Vue ran for the seat previously held by board president Carol Craig, who did not file for re-election.[1]

About the district

See also: Eau Claire Area School District, Wisconsin
Eau Claire Area School District is located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Eau Claire Area School District is located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, which is the county seat of Eau Claire County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Eau Claire is home to 66,966 residents.[2] Eau Claire Area School District is the eighth-largest school district in Wisconsin, serving 10,914 students during the 2010-2011 school year.[3]

Demographics

Eau Claire outperformed the rest of Wisconsin in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 33.8 percent of Eau Claire residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.4 percent for Wisconsin as a whole. The median household income in Eau Claire was $43,410 compared to $52,627 for the state of Wisconsin. The poverty rate in Eau Claire was 19.3 percent compared to 12.5 percent for the entire state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2010[2]
Race Eau Claire (%) Wisconsin (%)
White 91.4 86.2
Black or African American 1.1 6.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 1.0
Asian 4.6 2.3
Two or More Races 1.8 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 1.9 5.9

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[4]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 55.9 42.4
2008 60.2 38.1

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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[5]

Method of board member selection

The Eau Claire Board of Education consists of seven members elected at-large to three-year terms. There was no primary election and the general election was held on April 1, 2014. Two seats will be on the ballot in April 2015 and three seats will be up for election in April 2016.

Candidates for the Board of Education must be 18 years old, citizens of the United States and residents of the district at least 10 days before the election. Each candidate submitted at least 100 valid signatures to the Eau Claire County Clerk by January 7, 2014.[6]

Elections

2014

Candidates

  • Trish Cummins Green check mark transparent.png
    • Incumbent
    • Board member, 2006-2009
  • Charles Vue Green check mark transparent.png
    • Graduate, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Associate director, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Office of Multicultural Affairs

Election results

Eau Claire Area School District, At-large General Election, 3-year term, April 1, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTrish Cummins Incumbent 50.2% 10,207
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Vue 49.3% 10,012
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.5% 98
Total Votes 20,317
Source: Eau Claire County Clerk, "Unofficial Summary Report," April 1, 2014

Endorsements

No candidate received an endorsement in this election.

Campaign finance

No candidate filed a campaign finance report with the district office. State law allows candidates to claim exempt status from campaign finance reporting if contributions and expenditures do not exceed $1,000 during a calendar year.[7]

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Eau Claire Area School District election in 2014:[8][6]

Deadline Event
December 1, 2013 First day to circulate nominating petitions
January 7, 2014 Last day to submit nominating petitions to county clerk
March 24, 2014 Last day to file pre-election campaign finance report
April 1, 2014 Election day
July 21, 2014 Last day to file continuing campaign finance report

Additional elections on the ballot

The Eau Claire Board of Education election shared the ballot with other local and county elections. Residents of Eau Claire voted on a referendum requiring city officials to seek voter approval for arts and entertainment capital projects exceeding $1 million. The ballot also included the presidency of the City Council, seats on the Eau Claire County Board of Supervisors and two seats on the Wisconsin Circuit Court.[9][10]

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