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James A. Tapley

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James A. Tapley
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Board Member, Matanuska-Susitna Borough School Board, Seat F
Former Candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionOctober 1, 2013
Term limitsN/A
James A. Tapley was a candidate for the seat F member position of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School Board. He lost election to Donna Dearman in the general election on October 1, 2013.

Elections

2013

Results

Matanuska-Susitna Borough School Board Seat F, General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDonna Dearman 29.7% 2,435
     Nonpartisan Stephen C. Jacobson 23.5% 1,921
     Nonpartisan Neal T. Lacy 28.1% 2,300
     Nonpartisan James A. "Jim" Tapley 17.1% 1,398
Total Votes 8,186
Source: [http://www.matsugov.us/electionresults/2013/BoroughWide.pdf Matanuska-Susitna Borough, "Election Summary Report October 3, 2012 Regular Election"]

Funding

As of September 25, 2013, Tapley had not disclosed any campaign finance expenditures or contributions to the Alaska Secretary of State.[1]

Endorsements

James A. Tapley did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.

About the district

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The Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District is located approximately 35 miles north of Anchorage in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in an area commonly known as the “Valley.” The district spans approximately 25,000 square miles, an area larger than the entire state of West Virginia. According to the 2010 Census it is home to approximately 88,995 residents.[2]


Demographics

Matanuska-Susitna Borough underperforms the rest of Alaska based on percentage of people below poverty level, but outperforms the rest of Alaska in high school graduation rates and median household income. The median household income for Matanuska-Susitna Borough is $70,343 when compared to $69,014 for the state of Alaska. The percentage of people below poverty level for Matanuska-Susitna Borough is 9.7% while it is 9.5% for the state of Alaska. 92.3% of persons over the age of 25 have a high school degree, while 91.4% of Alaska residents have a high school degree. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 20.9% of Matanuska-Susitna Borough residents aged 25 or older have a bachelor's degree, while the same rate is 27.2% for the state of Alaska.

2010 Census Data for Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska[3]
Race Kenai Peninsula Borough State of Alaska
White 84.8% 67.5%
Black or African American 1.2% 3.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native 5.8% 14.8%
Asian 1.4% 5.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3 1.2%
Two or more race 6.4% 7.1%
Hispanic or Latino 4.1% 6.1%

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