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Jeffery Benoit

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Jeffery Benoit
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Former candidate for
Board member, Clayton County Board of Education, District 8
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 20, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of service32
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Jeffery Benoit was a Democratic candidate for the District 8 seat on the Clayton County Board of Education in Georgia. He was defeated by incumbent Alieka Anderson in the primary election on May 20, 2014.

Benoit was also a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 76 of the Georgia House of Representatives.[1]



See also: Clayton County Public Schools elections (2014)


Jeffery Benoit ran against incumbent Alieka Anderson in the Democratic primary election on May 20, 2014.


Primary election
Clayton County Public Schools, District 8, 4-year term, May 20, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlieka Anderson Incumbent 67.4% 1,067
     Democratic Jeffery Benoit 32.6% 515
Total Votes 1,582
Source: Clayton County Board of Elections, "Official and Complete Election Results," May 20, 2014


Benoit did not file a campaign finance report with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission in this election.


Benoit did not receive any endorsements in this election.


See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Benoit ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 76. Benoit and Kim Owens were defeated by incumbent Sandra Scott in the Democratic primary on July 31, 2012. No candidates filed to run in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

Georgia House of Representatives District 76 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSandra Scott Incumbent 57.1% 3,724
Kim Cox Owens 25.9% 1,691
Jeffery Benoit 17% 1,111
Total Votes 6,526

About the district

See also: Clayton County Public Schools, Georgia
Clayton County Public Schools is located in Clayton County, Georgia
Clayton County Public Schools is located in Clayton County, Georgia. The county seat of Clayton County is Jonesboro. Clayton County is home to 259,424 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[4] Clayton County Public Schools is the fifth-largest school district in Georgia, serving 52,030 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[5]


Clayton County underperformed 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 17.5 percent of Clayton 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 Clayton County was $42,569 compared to $49,604 for the state of Georgia. The poverty rate in Clayton County was 21.5 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2013[4]
Race Clayton County (%) Georgia (%)
White 25.1 62.8
Black or African American 67.0 31.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 0.5
Asian 5.1 3.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.1 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 13.4 9.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[6]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%) Other Vote (%)
2012 84.8 14.7 0.5
2008 83.0 16.6 0.4
2004 70.5 29.0 0.5
2000 65.4 32.6 2.0

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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