|Board Member, Arlington Public Schools, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November 7, 2017|
|Bachelor's||Massachusetts Maritime Academy|
|Master's||University of Virginia|
|Service/branch||U.S. Army Lieutenant Commander|
|Years of service||25|
Lander was educated in the Philadelphia Public Schools. He has his Bachelor's degree in Marine Engineering from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and his Master’s degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. He is a retired officer, having ascended to the rank of lieutenant commander during his service and completing more than 25 years of combined active and reserve experience. He currently works as the veterans and military families national program manager for Goodwill Industries International.
Lander won re-election in an unopposed race on November 5, 2013.
|Arlington Public Schools, At-Large, 4-year term, 2013|
|Independent||James Lander Incumbent||96.1%||51,945|
|Source: Arlington County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013|
In May 2013, Lander won the endorsement of the Arlington County Democratic Party, beating out Barbara Kanninen, by 47 votes in a two-day caucus.
Lander reported $12,423.30 in contributions and $10,513.02 in expenditures to the Virginia State Board of Elections, which left his campaign with $1,910.28 on hand.
|Arlington Public Schools, At-Large, 2009|
|Independent||James S. Lander||96.7%||42,490|
Lander stated his major campaign priorities as the following:
- Expanding critical programs in Arlington Public Schools
- Empowering parents to be active participants in their children’s education
- Engaging the community to support the schools and students
What was at stake?
One seat was up for election on the Arlington Public School board. Board Vice Chair James Lander was re-elected in an unopposed race.
About the district
- See also: Arlington Public Schools, Virginia
Arlington County overperformed in comparison to the rest of Virginia in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 71.7 percent of Arlington 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 Arlington County was $103,208 compared to $63,907 for the state of Virginia. The poverty rate in Arlington County was 8.0 percent compared to 11.3 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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- Re-elect for Arlington School Board — James S. Lander About James, accessed October 7, 2013
- The Washington Post Incumbent James Lander wins Democratic endorsement for Arlington School Board, accessed October 2, 2013
- Virginia State Board of Elections Campaign Finance Reports, accessed December 19, 2013
- Re-elect for Arlington School Board — James S. Lander Priorities, accessed October 7, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Arlington County, Virginia," accessed August 11, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed August 11, 2014
- Virginia Department of Elections, "Election Results," accessed September 18, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014