|Board Member, Beaumont Independent School District, District 7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 5, 2013|
Brassard is a retired classroom teacher and now owns her own tutorial business. She is also an active volunteer. She and her husband, Raymond, have three sons.
|Beaumont Independent School District, District 7, 2009|
|Nonpartisan||Janice Brassard Incumbent||53.8%||214|
What was at stake?
Three seats on the board were up for election on November 5, 2013. One of the three seats was held by the board vice president.
About the districtBeaumont, Texas. It is a city in and county seat of Jefferson County, Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, it is home to 118,228 residents. It is near the southeastern border of Texas and Louisiana, and the citywide district encompasses 153.34 square miles.
Beaumont outperformed the rest of Texas with regard to graduation rate, but under performed in regards to average household income and poverty rate in 2011. The graduation rate in Beaumont was 83.0% compared to 80.4% statewide. The U.S. Census found that the average household income in Beaumont was $40,283 compared to $50,920 for Texas. Beaumont had a poverty rate of 21.6% in 2011, while Texas was 17.0%.
|Racial Demographics, 2010|
|Race||Beaumont City (%)||Texas (%)|
|Black or African American||47.3||11.8|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.6||0.7|
|Two or More Races||2.0||2.7|
|Hispanic or Latino||13.4||37.6|
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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