Jason Carothers

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Jason Carothers
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Board member, Belton Board of Trustees, At-large
Incumbent
Term ends
May 2017
Years in position 4
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 10, 2014
First electedMay 14, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTarleton State University
Personal
ProfessionConstruction professional
Websites
Office website
Personal website
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Jason Carothers is an at-large member of the Belton Board of Trustees in Texas. He first won election to the board in 2011. Carothers and fellow incumbent Amanda Winkler won re-election against challenger Donald Wayne Copeland in the general election on May 10, 2014.

Biography

Carothers earned his undergraduate degree from Tarleton State University in 1992. He worked as a teacher and coach at White Settlement Independent School District until 1995. Carothers has worked in the construction industry since 1995. He and his wife, Jamie, have three children who attend district schools.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Belton Independent School District elections (2014)

Opposition

Jason Carothers and fellow incumbent Amanda Winkler sought re-election against Donald Wayne Copeland in the general election on May 10, 2014.

Results

Belton Independent School District, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJason Carothers Incumbent 49.2% 218
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAmanda Winkler Incumbent 42.4% 188
     Nonpartisan Donald Wayne Copeland 8.4% 37
Total Votes 443
Source: Belton Independent School District, "Board Meeting Minutes," May 19, 2014

Funding

Carothers did not report any campaign contributions or expenditures to the district office.

Endorsements

Carothers did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.

2011

Carothers and Amanda Winkler defeated Wendy J. Flint, Casey Staudt and Fred Ybanez for two available seats on May 14, 2011.[2]

About the district

See also: Belton Independent School District, Texas
Belton Independent School District is located in Bell County, Texas
Belton Independent School District is based in Belton, Texas, a city located in Bell County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Belton is home to 19,409 residents.[3] Belton Independent School District is the 105th-largest school district in Texas, serving 9,552 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[4]

Demographics

Belton outperformed the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 27.1 percent of Belton residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.3 percent for Texas as a whole. The median household income in Belton was $50,066 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Belton was 17.7 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race Belton (%) Texas (%)
White 74.5 70.4
Black or African American 8.1 11.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.9 0.7
Asian 1.6 3.8
Two or More Races 3.0 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 29.1 37.6

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[5]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 41.1 57.5
2008 44.7 54.5
2004 34.0 65.3
2000 33.1 65.1

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[6][7]

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