Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District elections (2014)

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2014 Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District Elections

General Election date:
May 10, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Texas
Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District
Tarrant County, Texas ballot measures
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Three seats on the Grapevine-Colleyville Board of Trustees were up for general election on May 10, 2014. Jesse G. Rodriguez defeated challenger Troy Greisen for the Place 5 seat. Board Vice President Leon Leal won re-election to the Place 6 seat without opposition. Board President Jorge Rodriguez defeated Mark Assaad for the Place 7 seat.

About the district

See also: Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District, Texas
Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District is located in Tarrant County, Texas
Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District is based in Grapevine, a city located in Tarrant County, Texas. According to the United States Census Bureau, Grapevine is home to 48,447 residents.[1] Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District is the 82nd-largest school district in Texas, serving 13,510 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[2]

Demographics

Grapevine outperformed the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 45.6 percent of Grapevine residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.3 percent for Texas as a whole. The median household income in Grapevine was $73,785 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Grapevine was 11.2 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Grapevine (%) Texas (%)
White 81.1 70.4
Black or African American 3.3 11.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 0.7
Asian 4.5 3.8
Two or More Races 2.2 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 18.0 37.6

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[3]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 41.4 57.1
2008 43.7 55.4
2004 37.0 62.3
2000 36.7 60.7

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 Grapevine-Colleyville Board of Trustees consists of seven members elected to three-year terms. There was no primary election and a general election took place on May 10, 2014 for seats in Place 5, 6 and 7. Seats in Place 1 and 2 are on the ballot in May 2015 and voters will choose members for seats in Place 3 and 4 in May 2016.[5]

Candidates for the Board of Trustees submitted paperwork with the school district secretary by February 28, 2014. Each candidate must be at least 18 years old, a registered voter and a resident of the district for at least six months. Members filed two campaign finance reports with the district clerk prior to the election unless they did not receive or spend $500 during the campaign.[5]

Elections

2014

Candidates

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  • Troy Greisen Defeatedd
    • Graduate, University of Kansas
    • President and CEO, Special Abilities of North Texas
  • Jesse G. Rodriguez Green check mark transparent.png
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
    • Sales executive, Good Results

  • Leon Leal Green check mark transparent.png
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, University of Oklahoma
    • Owner, Abba Staffing & Consulting Inc.

  • Mark Assaad Defeatedd
    • Graduate, Texas A&M University and University of Phoenix
    • Vice president, A.N.A. Consultants, Inc.
  • Jorge Rodriguez Green check mark transparent.png
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, University of Puerto Rico and University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Telecommunications engineer, ATX Group

Election results

Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District, Place 5 General Election, 3-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJesse G. Rodriguez Incumbent 54.5% 2,184
     Nonpartisan Troy Greisen 45.5% 1,823
Total Votes 4,007
Source: Tarrant County Elections, "Cumulative Report-Official," May 21, 2014


Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District, Place 6 General Election, 3-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLeon Leal Incumbent 100% 2,973
Total Votes 2,973
Source: Tarrant County Elections, "Cumulative Report-Official," May 21, 2014


Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District, Place 7 General Election, 3-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJorge Rodriguez Incumbent 52.1% 2,088
     Nonpartisan Mark Assaad 47.9% 1,917
Total Votes 4,005
Source: Tarrant County Elections, "Cumulative Report-Official," May 21, 2014

Endorsements

Troy Greisen and Mark Assaad earned endorsements from Texans for Fiscal Responsibility ahead of the May 10, 2014 election.[6][7]

Campaign finance

Candidates received a total of $2,030.25 and spent a total of $5,434.94 prior to the election, according to the school district office.[8]

In the Place 5 race, candidates reported $889.25 in contributions and $4,902.48 in expenditures.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Troy Greisen $0.00 $1,629.16 -$1,629.16
Jesse G. Rodriguez $889.25 $3,273.32 -$2,384.07

In the Place 6 race, candidates did not report any contributions or expenditures.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Leon Leal $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

In the Place 7 race, candidates reported $1,141.00 in contributions and $532.46 in expenditures.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Mark Assaad $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Jorge Rodriguez $1,141.00 $532.46 $608.54

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District election in 2014:[9]

Deadline Event
January 29, 2014 First day to file paperwork for ballot placement
February 28, 2014 Last day to file paperwork for ballot placement
March 5, 2014 Last day to withdraw from ballot
April 10, 2014 Due date for first campaign finance report
April 10, 2014 Last day for voter registration with county clerk
May 1, 2014 Last day to request mailed ballot from county clerk
May 2, 2014 Due date for second campaign finance report
May 10, 2014 Election day
May 21, 2014 Final day for canvassing of votes
July 15, 2014 Last campaign finance report for election

Additional elections on the ballot

The Grapevine-Colleyville Board of Trustees election shared the ballot with elections for two seats on the Grapevine City Council and two seats on the Colleyville City Council.[10][11]

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