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Fort Zumwalt R-II School District elections (2014)

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2014 Fort Zumwalt R-II School District Elections

General Election date:
April 8, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
See also
Fort Zumwalt R-II School District
St. Charles County, Missouri ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Missouri
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Three seats on the Fort Zumwalt R-II School District school board were up for general election on April 8, 2014.

About the district

See also: Fort Zumwalt R-II School District, Missouri
Fort Zumwalt R-II School District is located in St. Charles County, Mo.
Fort Zumwalt R-II School District is located in east-central Missouri in St. Charles County. The county seat of St. Charles County is St. Charles. St. Charles County is home to 373,495 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] In the 2011-2012 school year, Fort Zumwalt R-II School District was the sixth-largest school district in Missouri and served 18,977 students.[2]


St. Charles County outperformed the rest of Missouri in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 35.1 percent of St. Charles County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.2 percent for Missouri as a whole. The median household income in St. Charles County was $71,077 compared to $47,380 for the state of Missouri. The poverty rate in St. Charles County was 5.8 percent compared to 15.5 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2013[1]
Race St. Charles County (%) Missouri (%)
White 91.0 83.7
Black or African American 4.6 11.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.5
Asian 2.4 1.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.8 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 3.0 3.9

Presidential Voting Pattern, St. Charles County[3]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 71,838 110,784
2008 84,183 102,550
2004 66,855 95,826
2000 53,806 72,114

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[4][5]

Method of board member selection

The Fort Zumwalt R-II School District Board of Education consists of seven members elected at-large to three-year terms. There is no primary election, and the general election was held on April 8, 2014.[6] Three at-large seats were on the ballot in 2014, two seats will appear on the ballot in 2015 and the remaining seats will appear on the ballot in 2016.[7]

The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the general election was January 28, 2014.[8]





Election results

Fort Zumwalt R-II School District, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRenee Porter Incumbent 17.5% 3,915
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Callahan 14.8% 3,316
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBrent Meyers 12.2% 2,726
     Nonpartisan Emily Malabey 11.1% 2,486
     Nonpartisan Caleb Hunter 10.9% 2,441
     Nonpartisan Christopher Hunter 10.1% 2,256
     Nonpartisan Jim Pepper 8.6% 1,914
     Nonpartisan Craig Moore 6% 1,340
     Nonpartisan Daniel Ipson (tied) 4.4% 990
     Nonpartisan Robert Polkinghorne (tied) 4.4% 990
Total Votes 22,374
Source: St. Charles County Election Authority, "Summary Report," April 22, 2014


No candidate received any endorsements in this election.

Campaign finance

No candidate filed a campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission.[9]

Past elections

What was at stake?

Three at-large seats on the school board were up for election on April 8, 2014. Incumbent Renee Porter was the only incumbent to file seeking re-election. She was opposed by nine challengers.[6]

Issues in the district

Possible increased state funding

Fort Zumwalt R-II School District is projected to receive an additional $6.4 million in state funding in fiscal year 2015 if Governor Jay Nixon's proposal to partially fund the foundation formula is approved by the Legislature. The district would receive the third most additional funding in the state if the proposed legislation was passed. On January 21, 2014, Governor Nixon called on the Legislature to approve a $278 million increase for the formula, half of the amount needed for full funding. Kurt Schaefer, member of the Senate Appropriations Committee said that a $278 million increase was not feasible.[11]

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Fort Zumwalt R-II School District election in 2014:[8]

Deadline Event
December 17, 2013 First Day for Candidate Filing
January 21, 2014 Last Day for Candidate Filing
January 28, 2014 Deadline for entities to certify elections to election authority
February 25, 2014 First Day for Absentee Voting
April 2, 2014 Last Day Absentee Ballot can be mailed
March 12, 2014 Voter Registration deadline
April 8, 2014 Election day

Additional elections on the ballot

The April 8, 2014 General Municipal Election will feature races for local, municipal and school positions. Additional election information is available on the St. Charles County Election Authority website.[12]

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