Harvin Moore

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Harvin Moore
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Board Member, Houston Independent School District, District 7
Incumbent
Term ends
2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2003
Next generalNovember 7, 2017
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNorthwestern University
Master'sNew York University
Personal
ProfessionSenior vice president for finance and operations
Websites
Personal website
Harvin Moore is the current District 7 seat holder on the Houston Independent School Board. He won re-election of the seat against challenger Anne Sung on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Moore earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Northwestern University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from New York University. He was previously a national bank examiner for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and he has worked in finance, marketing and consulting in Houston for the last 20 years. He is currently Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations at Sentinel Satellite, Inc., a Houston aerospace company. Moore and his wife, Janet, have a eight-year-old son and an thirteen-year-old daughter.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Houston Independent School District elections (2013)

Results

Houston Independent School District, District 7, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngHarvin Moore Incumbent 53.4% 6,621
     Nonpartisan Anne Sung 46.6% 5,773
Total Votes 12,394
Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013

Endorsements

In an October 3 editorial by The Houston Chronicle, the paper endorsed Anna Eastman for District 1, Harvin Moore for District 7 and Wanda Adams for District 9.[2]

Funding

Moore began the race with an existing account balance of $15,550.34 from his previous campaign. He reported $20,654.00 in contributions and $6,171.79 in expenditures to the Houston Independent School District, which left his campaign with $30,032.55 on hand.[3]

What was at stake?

Five seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those seats were for Districts 1, 5, 6, 7 and 9. Longtime incumbent Lawrence Marshall decided not to run for re-election of District 9.

HISD board members disagree on the best means of using scarce district resources to meet the various needs of the many students enrolled. Regardless of their debate over methodology, candidates from both districts agree that their top priority ought to be maintaining accountability and high standards for their districts. Houston ISD is still struggling with the deep budget cuts in public education imposed in 2011 and adjusting to a narrowly approved tax rate increase.[4] The increase aims to help fund pay raises, as well as the district's Apollo reform program, which allows for specially hired tutors and longer school days.[5] Longtime incumbent Lawrence Marshall of Houston's District 9, did not seeking re-election and is currently under FBI criminal investigation for allegedly taking vendor money.[6]

About the district

Houston Independent School District is located in Harris County, TX
Houston ISD is located in Houston, Texas, which is also a seat of Harris County, Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Houston is home to 2,099,451 residents.[7] Alief encompasses 36.6 square miles near the southeastern Texas border.

Demographics

In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Houston underperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 74.4% compared to 80.4% statewide. The average household income was $44,124 compared to $50,920 in the entire state. Houston had a poverty rate of 21.5%, while the poverty rate for Texas was 17.0%.[7]

Racial Demographics, 2010[7]
Race Houston city (%) Texas (%)
White 50.5 70.4
Hispanic or Latino 43.8 37.6
Black or African American 23.7 11.8
Asian 6.0 3.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 0.7
Two or More Races 3.3 2.7

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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[8]

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