Jonathan Sessions

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Jonathan Sessions
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Board member, Columbia Public Schools School Board, At-large
Incumbent
Term ends
2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionApril 8, 2014
First electedApril 5, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Missouri, Columbia
Personal
ProfessionManaging partner, Tech 2
ReligionCalvary Episcopal Church
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Ballotpedia's school board candidate survey
Jonathan Sessions was a candidate for an at-large seat on the Columbia Public Schools school board in Missouri. Sessions was opposed by two challengers and one incumbent for three seats.

Biography

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.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Columbia Public Schools elections (2014)

Opposition

Jonathan Sessions was opposed by incumbent Helen Wade and challengers Paul Cushing and Joseph A. Toepke for three at-large seats in the general election on April 8, 2014.

Results

Columbia Public Schools, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngHelen Wade Incumbent 32% 8,143
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJonathan Sessions Incumbent 29.5% 7,508
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Cushing 21.7% 5,521
     Nonpartisan Joseph A. Toepke 16.8% 4,288
Total Votes 25,460
Source: Show Me Boone, "Summary Report," April 11, 2014

Funding

Sessions has not reported any campaign contributions or expenditures to the Missouri Ethics Commission.[2]

Endorsements

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.[3]

2011

Columbia Public Schools, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngHelen Wade 26.8% 8,290
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJonathan Sessions 26.1% 8,057
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTom Rose Incumbent 23.1% 7,136
     Nonpartisan Sara R. Dickson 9.8% 3,034
     Nonpartisan Liz Peterson 9.8% 3,021
     Nonpartisan Dave Raithel 4.5% 1,381
Total Votes 30,919
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.[4]

About the district

See also: Columbia Public Schools, Missouri
Columbia Public Schools is located in Boone County, Mo.
Columbia Public Schools is located in central Missouri in Boone County. The county seat of Boone County is Columbia. Boone County is home to 170,773 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[5] In the 2011-2012 school year, Columbia Public Schools was the ninth-largest school district in Missouri and served 17,709 students.[6]

Demographics

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.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2013[5]
Race Boone County (%) Missouri (%)
White 83.1 83.7
Black or African American 9.4 11.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.5
Asian 4.1 1.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.8 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 3.2 3.9

Presidential Voting Pattern, Boone County[7]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 39,847 37,404
2008 47,062 36,849
2004 37,643 37,801
2000 28,811 28,426

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.[8][9]

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References

  1. Columbia Public Schools, "Helen Wade," accessed February 18, 2014
  2. Missouri Ethics Commission, "Candidate Information," accessed February 13, 2014
  3. Sessions For School Board, "Endorsements," accessed February 18, 2014
  4. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named dates
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 United States Census Bureau, "Boone County, Missouri," accessed February 3, 2014
  6. National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 22, 2014
  7. Missouri Secretary of State, "Missouri Election Results," accessed January 23, 2015
  8. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  9. 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.