Jason K. Lee

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Jason K. Lee
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Board Member, Jackson County School Board, District 4
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Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember, 2019
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Jason K. Lee is the District 4 member of the Jackson County school board. He ran unopposed and won the seat on November 5, 2013.



See also: Jackson County School District elections (2013)


Jason Lee ran unopposed to win the vacant District 4 seat in the general election on November 5, 2013, which was not held due to the lack of opposition.[1]


Jason Lee reported no contributions or expenditures to the Mississippi Secretary of State.[2]


Jason Lee did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.

What was at stake?

There were two seats on the school board scheduled to be up for election on November 5, 2013. Incumbent Chairman Kenneth A. Fountain ran unopposed in District 3, while fellow incumbent Randal B. Turner did not seek re-election in District 4. Jason K. Lee was the only candidate to file for the District 4 seat.

School resource officers

After receiving a state grant, Jackson County School District hired three armed police officers to provide security in its schools, beginning with the 2013-2014 school year.[3] Following the decision, Superintendent Amacker explained, "They'll be very quickly available if a situation arises or just being there to be visible. It's always great to have a presence of law enforcement in your building."[3] Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd added, "It was a need... They will have full arrest powers. They are certified law enforcement officers, and this is going to curtail we hope any problems that may arise in the future. ...With everything that's happening in the country, even the state that we've had happen, it's imperative that we be proactive rather than reactive."[3]

About the district

See also: Jackson County School District, Mississippi
Jackson County School District is located in Jackson County, Mississippi.
Jackson County School District is located in Jackson County, Mississippi. The county seat of Jackson County is Pascagoula, Mississippi. Jackson County is home to 140,298 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[4] In the 2011-2012 school year, Jackson County School District was the sixth-largest school district in Mississippi and served 9,357 students.[5]


Jackson County underperformed the rest of Mississippi in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 18.6 percent of Jackson County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 19.7 percent for Mississippi as a whole. The median household income in Jackson County was $49,620 compared to $38,718 for the state of Mississippi. The poverty rate in Jackson County was 15.0 percent compared to 21.6 percent for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Jackson County (%) Mississippi (%)
White 69.3 57.6
Black or African American 22.1 37.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 0.6
Asian 2.2 0.9
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.7 1.1
Hispanic or Latino 4.9 2.9

Presidential Voting Pattern, Jackson County[6]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 17,299 35,747
2008 17,781 35,993
2004 15,572 35,134

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.[7][8]

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