Kershaw County School District elections (2014)

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2014 Kershaw County School District Elections

General Election date:
June 10, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
South Carolina
Kershaw County School District
Kershaw County, South Carolina ballot measures
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Four seats on the Kershaw County School District school board were up for general election on June 10, 2014. Incumbents Shirley L. Halley and Kim Horton DuRant were unopposed in Seats 4 and 6, respectively. Both incumbents Nissary Wood and Donald Copley in Seats 2 and 8 were defeated by their respective challengers.

About the district

See also: Kershaw County School District, South Carolina
Kershaw County School District is located in Kershaw County, South Carolina
Kershaw County School District is located in Kershaw County, South Carolina. The county seat of Kershaw County is Camden. According to the United States Census Bureau, Kershaw County is home to 62,516 residents.[1]

Demographics

Kershaw County underperformed in comparison to the rest of South Carolina in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 18.6 percent of Kershaw County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 24.6 percent for South Carolina as a whole. The median household income in Kershaw County was $44,068 compared to $44,623 for the state of South Carolina. The poverty rate in Kershaw County was 16.1 percent compared to 17.6 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Kershaw County (%) South Carolina (%)
White 72.4 68.4
Black or African American 25.1 28.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.5
Asian 0.6 1.4
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.4 1.6
Hispanic or Latino 4.1 5.3

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.[2][3]

Method of board member selection

The Kershaw County School District School Board consists of nine members elected to three-year terms in geographic district elections. There is no primary election and the general election is scheduled to be held on June 10, 2014.[4] Four seats are on the ballot in 2014. There are no seats on the ballot in 2015 and five seats will be on the ballot in 2016.[5]

Candidates began to file affidavits of candidacy on March 16, 2013. The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the general election was March 30, 2014.[6]

Elections

2014

Candidates

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  • Mark Sury Green check mark transparent.png
    • Information technology officer, National Association for Campus Activities
  • Nissary Wood
    • Incumbent
    • Event coordinator, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

Election results

Kershaw County School District, Seat 2 General Election, 3-year term, June 10, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMark Sury 57.2% 573
     Nonpartisan Nissary Wood Incumbent 42.8% 428
Total Votes 1,001
Source: Kool127.com, "How Did Kershaw County Vote Tuesday?," June 11, 2014 These results are unofficial.


Kershaw County School District, Seat 8 General Election, 3-year term, June 10, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCharles King 64.6% 779
     Nonpartisan Donald Copley Incumbent 35.4% 426
Total Votes 1,205
Source: Kool127.com, "How Did Kershaw County Vote Tuesday?," June 11, 2014 These results are unofficial.

Endorsements

No candidate received an endorsement in this election.

Campaign finance

No candidate filed a campaign finance report with the South Carolina Ethics Commission.[7]

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Kershaw County School District election in 2014:[8]

Deadline Event
March 16, 2014 First day to file affidavits of candidacy
March 30, 2014 Last day to file affidavits of candidacy
April 25, 2014 Final day absentee ballots are mailed
May 10, 2014 Deadline to register to vote in June 10 Primaries
June 10, 2014 Primary Election day

Additional elections on the ballot

June 10, 2014 was the primary Election Day for the state of South Carolina. Primary elections were held for the following positions:[6]

  • Governor
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Secretary of State
  • State Treasurer
  • Attorney General
  • Comptroller General
  • State Superintendent of Education
  • Adjutant General
  • Commissioner of Agriculture
  • U.S. Senate
  • U.S. Senate (to fill unexpired term)
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • State House of Representatives

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