James F. Howell
|James F. Howell|
|Board member, Midwest City-Del City School Board, Ward 4|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||February 11, 2014|
|Oklahoma State Senate, District 42|
|Associate's||Eastern Oklahoma A&M College|
|Bachelor's||Oklahoma Baptist University|
|J.D.||University of Oklahoma|
|Birthday||July 14, 1934|
|Place of birth||Wewoka, Oklahoma|
|(dead link) Office website|
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. 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.
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.
Since Howell ran unopposed and won the Ward 4 seat by default, his name did not appear on the ballot.
Howell did not report any campaign contributions or expenditures to the Oklahoma Ethics Commission during the election.
Howell received an endorsement for his campaign from the former Ward 4 board member, Stan Griel.
About the district
- See also: Midwest City-Del City Schools, Oklahoma
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.
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.
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- NewsOK, "Midwest City Senator To Make Re-Election Bid," June 13, 1982
- Jim Howell, Country Lawyer, "Biography," accessed January 15, 2014
- EastWord News, "Griel leaves school board post," December 26, 2013
- Oklahoma State Election Board, "Annual School Election — February 11, 2014," accessed February 12, 2014
- Oklahoma, "Candidate Information," accessed February 12, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Oklahoma County, Oklahoma," accessed January 15, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 22, 2014
- Oklahoma, "MESA - Current Registration Statistics by County," accessed January 15, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Midwest City-Del City Schools Elections|
|Midwest City, Oklahoma|
|Election date:||February 11, 2014|
|Candidates:||Ward 4: • James F. Howell|
|Important information:||Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|