Fuentes was previously the seat holder of the Jamestown district, however voting district maps were redrawn for James City County in 2011. The new map included Fuentes' home in the Powhatan district, so he made the decision to run for that seat.
Fuentes has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master's of Engineering in Engineering Management. He is currently employed by for NAVSEA as a Branch Head for Nuclear Engineering and Testing. He is also a veteran of the Air Force.
He is married with two grown daughters who attended Williamsburg James City schools, and has resided in the area for 30 years.
|Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools, Powhatan District, 4-year term, 2013|
|Independent||Joe Fuentes Incumbent||74.3%||3,118|
|Source: James City County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013|
Fuentes reported $7,154 in contributions and $2724.21 in expenditures to the Virginia State Board of Elections, which left his campaign with $4429.79 on hand.
|Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools, Powhatan District, 4-year term, 2009|
|Source: James City County, Virginia, "November 2010 General Election Official Results," accessed October 15, 2013|
Fuentes stated the following in an October interview as the major issues facing the district:
What was at stake?
Two seats were up for election on the Williamsburg-James City County Public School Board on November 5, 2013. Both incumbents sought re-election and retained their seats.
About the districtWilliamsburg, Virginia. It serves both the city of Williamsburg and the county of James City. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Williamsburg is home to 14,068 residents.
In terms of average household income and poverty rate, Williamsburg underperformed in these areas. The average household income was $50,742 compared to $63,302 in the entire state. Williamsburg had a poverty rate of 16.1%, while the poverty rate for Virginia was 10.7%. In terms of graduation rate, Williamsburg overperformed with 93.6% compared to 86.6% statewide.
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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
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- Amber Lester Kennedy, Williamsburg Yorktown Daily, "Fuentes Moves to Powhatan District, Considering Run to Keep SB Seat," published March 22, 2013
- James Needham, Williamsburg Yorktown Daily, "WJCC Powhatan District Candidate Q&A: Joe Fuentes," published October 22, 2013
- Virginia Gazette, "For WJC School Board," October 18, 2013
- Information submitted to Ballotpedia through e-mail from Joe Fuentes on January 16, 2014
- Virginia State Board of Elections Campaign Finance Reports, accessed December 19, 2013
- Quick Facts Accessed October 21, 2013]
- Virginia State Board of Elections, "Election Results," accessed October 21, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014