Joe McCulley

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Joe McCulley
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Former candidate for
Board member, Blount County Board of Education, District 1
Elections and appointments
Last electionAugust 7, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Blount County Commission
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Joe McCulley was a candidate for the District 1 seat on the Blount County Board of Education in Tennessee. The general election was held on August 7, 2014. McCulley was previously a Republican candidate for District 8 of the Tennessee House of Representatives.


McCulley graduated from Lenoir City High School. He served on the Blount County Commission from 2006 to 2010. He served three years on the Education Committee.[1]



See also: Blount County Schools elections (2014)


The August 7, 2014 general election ballot for District 1 included Sammy Humphrey, Terry Hurst, Joe McCulley and Debbie Sudhoff. Incumbent Charles Finley ran unopposed on the District 3 ballot. The District 5 ballot included incumbent Don McNelly and challenger Scott Helton. The District 7 ballot included Dennis Cardin, Stan Giles and Fred Goins.


Blount County School District, District 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDebbie Sudhoff 28.6% 688
     Nonpartisan Sammy Humphrey 27.1% 653
     Nonpartisan Joe McCulley 26.8% 646
     Nonpartisan Terry Hurst 17.4% 419
Total Votes 2,406
Source: Blount County Election Commission, "Election Results," accessed August 7, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.


McCulley did not file a campaign finance report with the Blount County Election Commission.[2]


McCulley did not receive any official endorsements in this election.


See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Art Swann defeated McCulley, Geoff King, and Scott A. Hughes in the August 5, 2010 primary election.[3] Swann faced Democrat Marvin Pratt in the general election on November 2, 2010.

About the district

See also: Blount County Schools, Tennessee
Blount County Schools is located in Blount County, Tennessee
Blount County School District is located in Blount County, Tennessee. The county seat of Blount County is Maryville. Blount County is home to 125,099 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[4] Blount County Schools is the 14th-largest school district in Tennessee, serving 43,296 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[5]


Blount County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Tennessee in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 21.0 percent of Blount County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 23.5 percent for Tennessee as a whole. The median household income in Blount County was $46,347 compared to $44,140 for the state of Tennessee. The poverty rate in Blount County was 12.7 percent compared to 17.3 percent for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2013[4]
Race Blount County (%) Tennessee (%)
White 94.4 79.3
Black or African American 2.9 17.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.4
Asian 0.8 1.6
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.0 0.1
Two or More Races 1.4 1.6
Hispanic or Latino 2.9 4.8

Presidential Voting Pattern, Blount County[6]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 12,934 35,441
2008 15,253 35,571
2004 15,047 33,241
2000 14,688 25,273

Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[7]

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