Edmond Public Schools elections (2014)

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2014 Edmond Public Schools Elections

General Election date:
February 11, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Oklahoma
Edmonds Public Schools
Oklahoma County, Oklahoma ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Oklahoma
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One seat on the Edmond Public Schools school board was up for general election on February 11, 2014. Incumbent District 4 member Stephanie Bills was defeated by challenger, Cynthia Benson.

About the district

See also: Edmond Public Schools, Oklahoma
Edmond Public Schools is located in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
Edmond Public Schools is located in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. The county seat of Oklahoma County is Oklahoma City. According to the United States Census Bureau, Edmond is home to 81,405 residents.[1] Edmond is the fourth-largest school district in Oklahoma, serving 21,344 students during the 2010-11 school year.[2]

Demographics

Edmond outperformed in comparison to the rest of Oklahoma in terms of higher education achievement in 2012, median household income and percentage of residents living above the poverty level. The United States Census Bureau found that 50.7 percent of Edmond residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 23.2 percent for Oklahoma as a whole. The median household income in Edmond was $71,216 compared to $44,891 for the state of Oklahoma. The poverty rate in Edmond was 10.6 percent compared to 16.6 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2010[1]
Race Edmond (%) Oklahoma (%)
White 82.6 75.5
Black or African American 5.5 7.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 2.6 9.0
Asian 3.2 1.9
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.2
Two or More Races 4.2 5.8
Hispanic or Latino 5.1 9.3

Party Affiliation, 2013[3]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 168,098 41.32
Republican 180,350 44.33
Independent 58,358 14.34

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.[4]

Method of board member selection

The Edmond school board consists of five members elected to five-year terms by geographic electoral districts. There was no primary election, and the general election was held on February 11, 2014. If no candidate had received a majority of the vote, a runoff election would have been held on April 1, 2014.[5] The Area 4 seat was on the ballot in 2014 and the Area 5 seat will be on the ballot in 2015.[6]

Candidates began to file affidavits of candidacy on December 2, 2013. The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the general election was December 4, 2013 and the deadline to contest a candidacy was December 6, 2013.[7]

Elections

2014

Candidates

Area 4

Election results

On February 11, 2014, Cynthia Benson defeated Stephanie Bills in the general election.

Edmond Public Schools Board of Education, 5 Year Term At Large General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCynthia Benson 57.4% 216
     Nonpartisan Stephanie Bills 42.6% 160
Total Votes 376
Source: Oklahoma State Election Board, "OFFICIAL RESULTS: Oklahoma County," accessed April 10, 2014

Endorsements

No candidate received official endorsements in this election.

Campaign finance

No candidate filed a campaign finance report with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission.[8]

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Edmond Public Schools election in 2014:[7][9]

Deadline Event
December 2, 2013 First day to file affidavits of candidacy
December 4, 2013 Last day to file affidavits of candidacy
December 6, 2013 Last day to contest a candidacy
February 1, 2014 Last day to file first campaign finance report
February 11, 2014 Election day
March 23, 2014 Last day to file second campaign finance report
April 1, 2014 Runoff election (if necessary)
August 21, 2014 Last day to file final campaign finance report

Additional elections on the ballot

No other elections appeared on the local ballot.

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