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Holly H. Hazard

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Holly H. Hazard
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Board Member, Stafford County Public Schools, Hartwood District
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Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 7, 2017
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Richmond
J.D.College of William & Mary
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Holly H. Hazard is the current incumbent of the Hartwood District on the Stafford County School Board where she was appointed in 2012 to fill a vacancy. She won election against challenger Eric Herr on November 5, 2013.


Hazard graduated from the University of Richmond with a Bachelor's in political science and has her law degree from College of William & Mary. She currently has a private practice in Stafford County. Her and her husband, Charlie, have two daughters who attend Stafford Public Schools.[1]



See also: Stafford County Public Schools elections (2013)


Stafford County Public Schools, Hartwood District, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngHolly H. Hazard Incumbent 52.6% 2,750
     Independent Eric Herr 46.9% 2,453
     Independent Write-in votes 0.4% 22
Total Votes 5,225
Source: Stafford County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Hazard was not endorsed in this campaign.


Hazard reported $6,344.67 in contributions and $6,199.82 in expenditures to the Virginia State Board of Elections, which left her campaign with $144.85 on hand.[2]

Campaign themes

For her 2013 campaign, Hazard stated the following on her website:[3]

  • Smaller Class Sizes
  • Ensure Safety, Health, & Security
  • Boost Student Achievements
  • Manage the Budget
  • Recruit and Keep Great Teachers
  • Rekindle Innovative Funding Sources such as Adopt-A-Classroom

Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.

What was at stake?

Four seats on the Stafford County School Board were up for election on November 5, 2013. The Aquia, Falmouth, Garrisonville and Hartwood district seats were held by Board Chair Stephanie J. Johnson, Board Vice Chair Meg G. Bohmke and members Nanette Kidby and Holly H. Hazard, respectively. The Aquia and Falmouth districts were filled by new members Irene Egan and Scott Hirons (their incumbents decided not to seek re-election) and the incumbents of the Garrisonville and Hartwood districts retained their seats.

About the district

See also: Stafford County Public Schools, Virginia
Stafford County Public Schools is located in Stafford County, Virginia.
Stafford County Public Schools is located in Stafford County, Virginia. The county seat of Stafford County is Stafford. Stafford County is home to 136,788 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[4] In the 2011-2012 school year, Stafford County Public Schools was the 10th-largest school district in Virginia and served 27,333 students.[5]


Stafford County outperformed the rest of Virginia in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 36.2 percent of Stafford County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 35.2 percent for Virginia as a whole. The median household income in Stafford County was $97,110 compared to $63,907 for the state of Virginia. The poverty rate in Stafford County was 5.1 percent compared to 11.3 percent for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2013[4]
Race Stafford County (%) Virginia (%)
White 74.6 70.8
Black or African American 17.8 19.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 0.5
Asian 3.1 6.1
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 3.7 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 10.5 8.6

Presidential Voting Pattern, Stafford County[6]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 44.9 53.6
2008 46.4 52.7
2004 37.4 62.0
2000 36.8 60.5

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[7][8]

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