|Board member, Columbia Public Schools School Board, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||April 8, 2014|
|First elected||April 5, 2011|
|Bachelor's||University of Missouri, Columbia|
|Profession||Managing partner, Tech 2|
|Religion||Calvary Episcopal Church|
Jonathan Sessions is a managing partner with Tech 2, a consulting firm for computer and technology integration. He earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia.
- See also: Columbia Public Schools elections (2014)
|Columbia Public Schools, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Helen Wade Incumbent||32%||8,143|
|Nonpartisan||Jonathan Sessions Incumbent||29.5%||7,508|
|Nonpartisan||Joseph A. Toepke||16.8%||4,288|
|Source: Show Me Boone, "Summary Report," April 11, 2014|
Sessions has not reported any campaign contributions or expenditures to the Missouri Ethics Commission.
Sessions has received official endorsements from columnists David Rosman and Bill Clark as well as Hank Waters, editor of the Columbia Daily Tribune. He has also received endorsements from retired educators Delores Hemphill and Ed Hanson.
|Columbia Public Schools, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2011|
|Nonpartisan||Tom Rose Incumbent||23.1%||7,136|
|Nonpartisan||Sara R. Dickson||9.8%||3,034|
|Source: Show Me Boone, "Summary Report," April 18, 2011|
What was at stake?
Three seats on the school board were up for election on April 8, 2014. Incumbents Jonathan Sessions and Helen Wade faced two challengers.
About the district
- See also: Columbia Public Schools, Missouri
Boone County outperformed the rest of Missouri in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 47.3 percent of Boone County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.2 percent for Missouri as a whole. The median household income in Boone County was $48,627 compared to $47,380 for the state of Missouri. The poverty rate in Boone County was 20.0 percent compared to 15.5 percent for the entire state.
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.
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- Columbia Public Schools, "Helen Wade," accessed February 18, 2014
- Missouri Ethics Commission, "Candidate Information," accessed February 13, 2014
- Sessions For School Board, "Endorsements," accessed February 18, 2014
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- United States Census Bureau, "Boone County, Missouri," accessed February 3, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 22, 2014
- Missouri Secretary of State, "Missouri Election Results," accessed January 23, 2015
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
|2014 Columbia Public Schools Elections|
|Election date:||April 8, 2014|
|Candidates:||At-large: • Paul Cushing • Incumbent, Jonathan Sessions • Joseph A. Toepke • Incumbent, Helen Wade|
|Important information:||What was at stake? • Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|