Gwen Ambres

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Gwen Ambres
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Board Member, Beaumont Independent School District, District 4
Incumbent
Term ends
2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2011
Appointed2010
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionRetired

Gwen Ambres currently represents District 4 on the Beaumont Independent School Board of Education. Ambres was appointed to the board in 2010 after the passing of long time member Howard Trahan Jr. She was elected to her current position in May 2011 and sought re-election to the seat in an unopposed race on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Ambres graduated from Lamar University and is now retired after 26 years of service at ExxonMobil Beaumont Refinery. She is an active volunteer and enjoys being an umpire for girls softball, being a volleyball official and playing tennis.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Beaumont Independent School District elections (2013)

Opposition

Gwen Ambres sought re-election on November 5, 2013 in an unopposed race.

Funding

As of October 8, Ambres had not disclosed any campaign contributions.[2]

2011

Beaumont Independent School District, District 4, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngGwen Ambres Incumbent 15.2% 346
     Nonpartisan Linda Gilmore 84.8% 1,926
Total Votes 2,272

What was at stake?

Three seats on the board were up for election on November 5, 2013. One of the three seats was held by the board vice president.

About the district

Beaumont Independent School District is located in Jefferson County, TX
Beaumont Independent School District is located in Beaumont, Texas. It is a city in and county seat of Jefferson County, Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, it is home to 118,228 residents.[3] It is near the southeastern border of Texas and Louisiana, and the citywide district encompasses 153.34 square miles.

Demographics

Beaumont outperformed the rest of Texas with regard to graduation rate, but under performed in regards to average household income and poverty rate in 2011. The graduation rate in Beaumont was 83.0% compared to 80.4% statewide. The US Census found that the average household income in Beaumont was $40,283 compared to $50,920 for Texas. Beaumont had a poverty rate of 21.6% in 2011, while Texas was 17.0%.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race Beaumont City (%) Texas (%)
White 39.8 70.4
Black or African American 47.3 11.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 0.7
Asian 3.3 3.8
Two or More Races 2.0 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 13.4 37.6

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.[4]

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