Jane L. Owens
|Jane L. Owens|
|Board member, Fayette County Board of Education, District 4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||July 22, 2014|
Jane Owens ran against fellow challengers Mindette “Mindy” Fredrickson, John Kimbell and Diane Basham in the Republican primary election on May 20, 2014. She ran against Basham in the runoff election on July 22, 2014.
|Fayette County Board of Education, District 4 Runoff Election, 4-year term, July 22, 2014|
|Republican||Jane L. Owens||38.3%||882|
|Source: Georgia Secretary of State, "Election Results," July 22, 2014 These results are unofficial.|
Note: John Kimbell withdrew from the runoff election due to lack of qualification.
|Fayette County Board of Education, District 4, 4-year term, May 20, 2014|
|Republican||Jane L. Owens||14.7%||360|
|Republican||Mindette “Mindy” Fredrickson||10.4%||254|
|Source: Georgia Secretary of State, "Election Results," May 20, 2014 These results are unofficial.|
About the districtFayette County, Georgia. The county seat of Fayette County is Fayetteville. Fayette County is home to 106,567 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau. Fayette County Board of Education is the 20th-largest school district in Georgia, serving 20,539 students during the 2011-2012 school year.
Fayette County overperformed in comparison to the rest of Georgia in terms of higher education achievement and median household income in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 42.1 percent of Fayette County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 27.8 percent for Georgia as a whole. The median household income in Fayette County was $81,242 compared to $49,604 for the state of Georgia. The poverty rate in Fayette County was 6.7 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.
|Racial Demographics, 2012|
|Race||Fayette County (%)||Georgia (%)|
|Black or African American||20.9||31.2|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.4||0.5|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||0.1||0.1|
|Two or More Races||1.9||1.8|
|Hispanic or Latino||6.7||9.2|
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.
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|2014 Fayette County Board of Education Elections|
|Fayette County, Georgia|
|Election date:||May 20, 2014|
|Candidates:||District 4: • Diane Basham • Mindette “Mindy” Fredrickson • John Kimbell • Ogechi Oparah • Jane L. Owens |
District 5: • Dean B. Dunton • Leonard Presberg
|Important information:||Key deadlines|