James Elmore

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James Elmore
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Board Member, Rockingham County Public Schools, District 3
Former Candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sVirginia Tech
ProfessionTerritory manager
Campaign website
James Elmore was a candidate for District 3 on the Rockingham County School Board. He lost to challenger Renee Reed in the general election on November 5, 2013.


Elmore has a Bachelor's degree in engineering from Virginia Tech. Currently, he works with a local insurance carrier as a Regional Territory Manager. He has his wife, Pam, have three children, all of whom graduated from Spotswood High School.[1]



See also: Rockingham County Public Schools elections (2013)


Rockingham County Public Schools, District 3, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngRenee Reed 42.6% 2,034
     Independent James Elmore 29.9% 1,429
     Independent David Briggman 26.9% 1,287
     Independent Write-in Votes 0.6% 28
Total Votes 4,778
Source: Rockingham County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Elmore was not endorsed in this campaign.


Elmore reported $2,768.04 in contributions and $2,768.04 in expenditures to the Virginia State Board of Elections.[2]

Campaign themes

For his campaign, Elmore stated the following on his website as his platform:[3]

  • If I am elected, I pledge to put student education first. Providing an educational opportunity that places students in a position to succeed is the school system's first priority.
  • Whether it be learning to read, training for a vocation, or preparing for college, providing an appropriate instructional environment for all students is the bedrock of a strong school system.
  • It takes skilled teachers and committed staff to create, or enhance, a culture for learning in a school. I will work to support those willing to work at creating and continuously improving that culture.
  • I will offer my experience at analyzing key elements of a given situation and assessing alternatives to help the school system refine and improve its plans to become an even stronger school system.
  • I will work to bring additional improvements to our school system by working in partnership with the Community, School Board Members, and School Division Staff.

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

What was at stake?

Two seats on the Rockingham County Public School Board were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those seats are for Districts 1 and 3, which were occupied by Anthony Slater and John J. Myers, Jr., respectively. Neither incumbent filed for re-election, so both seats were filled by new members.

About the district

Rockingham County Public Schools is located in Rockingham County, VA
Rockingham County Public Schools is located in Rockingham County, Virginia. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Rockingham County is home to 76,314 residents.[4]


In terms of graduation rate and average household income, Rockingham County underperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 78.9% compared to 86.6% statewide. Average household income was $51,775 compared to $63,302 in the entire state. In regards to poverty rate, Rockingham overperformed, with a poverty rate of 9.9%, while the poverty rate for Virginia was 10.7%.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2010[4]
Race Rockingham County (%) Virginia (%)
White 95.5 71.1
Hispanic or Latino 5.7 8.4
Black 1.9 19.7
Asian 0.7 6.0
American Indian 0.6 0.5
Two or More Races 1.3 2.6

Presidential Voting Pattern[5]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 28.9 69.4
2008 31.4 67.4
2004 24.9 74.4
2000 24.3 72.9

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.[6]

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