James F. Howell

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James F. Howell
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Board member, Midwest City-Del City School Board, Ward 4
Incumbent
Term ends
2019
Years in position 0
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionFebruary 11, 2014
First elected1970
Next general2019
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Oklahoma State Senate, District 42
1970-1986
Education
Associate'sEastern Oklahoma A&M College
Bachelor'sOklahoma Baptist University
J.D.University of Oklahoma
Personal
BirthdayJuly 14, 1934
Place of birthWewoka, Oklahoma
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
(dead link) Office website
Personal website
James F. Howell is the Ward 4 member of the Midwest City-Del City school board in Oklahoma. Howell ran unopposed and won the general election on February 11, 2014 by default.

Biography

James Howell is a resident of Midwest City, Oklahoma. Howell earned an associate's degree from Eastern Oklahoma A&M College in 1954 before earning his B.S. degree from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1956 and his J.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1963.[1] He began his career as the attorney for Midwest City-Del City Schools. He served as the district's attorney from 1963 to 1985 until he left to serve in a similar capacity for Midwest City Regional Hospital from 1985 to 1994.

Howell operates and serves as a senior partner in his own law firm, James F. Howell Inc. and Associates, which specializes in personal injury, workers compensation and product liability law. From 1963 to 1970, he was appointed to serve as a municipal judge in Midwest City. Howell was also elected as a Democrat to serve as the Oklahoma State Senator for District 42 from 1970 to 1986. He spent 12 of his 16 years in the legislature as the chairman of the Senate Education Committee.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Midwest City-Del City Schools elections (2014)

Opposition

James Howell ran unopposed and won the vacant Ward 4 seat in the general election on February 11, 2014. The Oklahoma County Election Board ruled former Ward 4 member Stan Griel, who was appointed to the board in May 2013, ineligible to hold or run for the seat due to a residency requirement.[3]

Results

Since Howell ran unopposed and won the Ward 4 seat by default, his name did not appear on the ballot.[4]

Funding

Howell did not report any campaign contributions or expenditures to the Oklahoma Ethics Commission during the election.[5]

Endorsements

Howell received an endorsement for his campaign from the former Ward 4 board member, Stan Griel.[3]

About the district

See also: Midwest City-Del City Schools, Oklahoma
Midwest City-Del City Schools is located in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
Midwest City-Del City Schools is located in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. The county seat of Oklahoma County is Oklahoma City. Oklahoma County is home to 741,781 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[6] Midwest City-Del City is the 10th-largest school district in Oklahoma, serving 14,527 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[7]

Demographics

Oklahoma County outperformed the rest of Oklahoma in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 29.3 percent of Oklahoma County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 23.2 percent for Oklahoma as a whole. The median household income in Oklahoma County was $45,082 compared to $44,891 for the state of Oklahoma. The poverty rate in Oklahoma County was 17.8 percent compared to 16.6 percent for the entire state.[6]

Racial Demographics, 2012[6]
Race Oklahoma County (%) Oklahoma (%)
White 71.8 75.5
Black or African American 15.7 7.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 4.1 9.0
Asian 3.2 1.9
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.2
Two or More Races 5.0 5.8
Hispanic or Latino 15.8 9.3

2013 Party Affiliation, Oklahoma County[8]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Republican 180,350 44.33
Democratic 168,098 41.32
Independent 58,358 14.35

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 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[9]

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