Justine Durant

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Justine Durant
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Board Member, Spring Independent School District, Position 3
Incumbent
Term ends
2016
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2007
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Appointed2006
Term limitsN/A
Justine Durant currently holds Position 3 on the Spring Independent School Board, where she also serves as Board President. She was appointed to the board in 2006 to fill a vacancy. She won re-election against challenger Tammi Humphrey on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Durant was appointed to the board in to fill a vacancy in Position 3. She was elected to the position in November 2007 and re-elected in November 2010. She currently serves as President of the Board. She has many years of experience as a volunteer in Spring ISD. She has also been an active member of parent-teacher organizations throughout the district and has served on numerous Spring ISD committees.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Spring Independent School District elections (2013)

Results

Spring Independent School District, Position 3, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJustine Durant Incumbent 64.4% 2,655
     Nonpartisan Tammi Humphrey 35.6% 1,468
Total Votes 4,123
Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013

Endorsements

Durant was not endorsed in this campaign.

Funding

Durant reported no contributions or expenditures to the Texas Ethics Commission.[2]

2010

Spring Independent School District, Position 3, 3-year term, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJustine Durant Incumbent 62.9% 10,098
     Nonpartisan Sean M. Perrodin 37.1% 5,956
Total Votes 16,054
Source: Cumulative Report, 2010 General and Special Elections Live," accessed October 8, 2013

2007

Spring Independent School District, Position 3, 3-year term, 2007
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJustine Durant Incumbent 51.9% 1,634
     Nonpartisan Karen Price-Jammer 30.1% 948
     Nonpartisan Marcelina Medina 17.9% 564
Total Votes 3,146

What was at stake?

Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013 covering Positions 1, 2 and 3. The two incumbents in Positions 1 and 3 retained their seats, while newcomer Chris A. Bell was elected to the board in Position 2.

About the district

Spring Independent School District is located in Harris County, TX
Spring ISD is located in Houston, Texas, which is also a seat of Harris County, Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Houston is home to 2,099,451 residents.[3]

Demographics

In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Houston underperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 74.4% compared to 80.4% statewide. The average household income was $44,124 compared to $50,920 in the entire state. Houston had a poverty rate of 21.5%, while the poverty rate for Texas was 17.0%.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race Houston city (%) Texas (%)
White 50.5 70.4
Hispanic or Latino 43.8 37.6
Black or African American 23.7 11.8
Asian 6.0 3.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 0.7
Two or More Races 3.3 2.7

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.[4]

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