Joseph A. Toepke
|Joseph A. Toepke|
|Board member, Columbia Public Schools School Board, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||April 8, 2014|
|Profession||Human resource manager|
Joseph A. Toepke is a human resources manager that has served in this role with the United States Army.
- See also: Columbia Public Schools elections (2014)
Jonathan Sessions, Paul Cushing and Helen Wade defeated Joseph A. Toepke for three seats on the Columbia Public Board of Education.
|Columbia Public Schools, At-Large General Election, 4-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Joseph A. Toepke||16.8%||4,289|
|Source: Show Me Boone.com, "Election Results: April 8, 2014," accessed April 9, 2014|
Toepke did not report any campaign contributions or expenditures to the Missouri Ethics Commission.
Toepke did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.
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 districtBoone County in Columbia, Missouri. It is located in the eighth largest county in Missouri. According to the 2010 United States Census, Columbia is home to 108,500 residents.
Columbia underperformed the state average in median household income and residents living below the poverty level. The United States Census Bureau found that 54.1% of Columbia residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 25.8% for Missouri as a whole. The median household income in Columbia was $$43,084 compared to $51,529 for the state of Missouri. The poverty rate in Columbia was 23.6% compared to 15.0% for the entire state.
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 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
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- LinkedIn.com, "Joe Toepke," accessed February 18, 2014
- Missouri Ethics Commission, "Candidate Information," accessed February 13, 2014
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- United States Census Bureau, "Arnold (city), Missouri," accessed February 6, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|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|