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
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Missouri
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

Fort Zumwalt R-II School District, Missouri
Fort Zumwalt R-II School District is located in St. Charles County in O'Fallon, Missouri. It is located in the third largest county in Missouri. According to the 2010 United States Census, O'Fallon is home to 79,329 residents.[1]

Demographics

O'Fallon underperformed the state average in median household income and residents living below the poverty level. The United States Census Bureau found that 38.3 percent of O'Fallon residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 25.8 percent for Missouri as a whole. The median household income in O'Fallon was $77,210 compared to $51,529 for the state of Missouri. The poverty rate in O'Fallon was 3.9 percent compared to 15.0 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2010[1]
Race O'Fallon (%) Missouri (%)
White 89.9 82.8
Black or African American 4.0 11.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.5
Asian 3.2 1.6
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.8 2.1
Hispanic or Latino 2.7 3.5

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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the general election was January 28, 2014.[5]

Elections

2014

Candidates

At-large

Election results

Renee Porter, John Callahan and Brent Meyers defeated seven challengers for three positions on the Fort Zumwalt R-II Board of Education.

Fort Zumwalt R-II School District Board of Education, At Large General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRenee Porter 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 4.4% 990
     Nonpartisan Robert Polkinghorne 4.4% 990
Total Votes 22,374
Source: St. Charles County Election Authority, "APRIL 8, 2014 GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION RESULTS," accessed April 9, 2014

Endorsements

No candidate received any endorsements in this election.

Campaign finance

No candidate filed a campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission.[6]

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.[3]

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.[8]

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Fort Zumwalt R-II School District election in 2014:[5]St. Charles County Elections, "April 8, 2014 Election Calendar," February 11, 2014</ref>

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.[9]

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