Kiran is a substitute teacher for Montgomery County Public Schools. She also serves on the board of the Montgomery County Educational Foundation. She has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering. She has three children and lives in Blacksburg, Virginia with her husband, Erdogan.
Kiran was elected in an unopposed race on November 5, 2013.
|Montgomery County Public Schools, District A, 4-year term, 2013|
|Source: Montgomery County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013|
Kiran was not endorsed in this campaign.
Kiran reported no contributions or expenditures to the Virginia State Board of Elections.
What was at stake?
Three seats were up for election on the Montgomery County Public School Board. District A candidate Gunin Kiran ran unopposed, while District D Board Member Jamie M. Bond defeated Tom Zuckerwar. No candidate filed for the District C seat, currently held by Drema Foster.
About the districtMontgomery County, Virginia. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Montgomery County is home to 94,392 residents.
In terms of average household income and poverty rate, Montgomery County underperformed in these areas. The average household income was $44,231 compared to $63,302 in the entire state. Albemarle County had a poverty rate of 23.6%, while the poverty rate for Virginia was 10.7%. In regards to graduation rate, Montgomery County overperformed, 89.2% compared to 86.6% statewide.
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.
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