Graham earned her bachelor's degree from the University of California at San Diego and her Master's degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. She has spent the past 15 years of her career in a variety of human resources positions. She and her husband, Kevin, have two daughters.
- See also: Liberty Public Schools elections (2014)
|Liberty Public Schools, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Kim-Marie Graham Incumbent||25.4%||1,294|
|Nonpartisan||Lori Tritz Incumbent||25.3%||1,286|
|Source: Clay County, Missouri, "General Municipal Election," April 9, 2014 (dead link) These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.|
Graham did not file a campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission for this election.
|Liberty Board of Education, At-large, 3-year term, April 5, 2011, 2011|
|Source: Election Summary Report, "Clay County, MO," accessed February 12, 2014|
What was at stake?
Three seats on the Liberty school board were up for general election on April 8, 2014. Incumbents Kim-Marie Graham, Lori Tritz and newcomer Angela Reed triumphed over challengers Jesse Leimkuehler, Don Hubbs and Bruce Cantwell. Incumbent Bren Abbott did not file for re-election.
About the districtClay County, Missouri. The county seat of Clay County is Liberty. The county's population was 221,939 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.
Clay County outperforms the rest of Missouri in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 30.6% of Clay County residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 25.8% rate for the state of Missouri. Clay County had a median income of $60,560 in 2010 compared to $47,333 for Missouri. The poverty rate for Clay County was 8.3% in 2010 compared to a 15.0% rate for the rest of the state.
|Racial Demographics, 2010|
|Race||Clay County (%)||Missouri (%)|
|Black or African American||5.7||11.6|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.6||0.5|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||0.3||0.1|
|Two or More Races||2.4||2.1|
|Hispanic or Latino||6.2||3.5|
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, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.
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- Liberty Public Schools, "Board Members," accessed February 12, 2014
- Missouri Ethics Commission, "Campaign Finance Reports," accessed April 9, 2014
- Liberty Tribune staff, Liberty Tribune, "Graham, Tritz and Reed our picks for school board," March 27, 2014
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Clay County," accessed February 3, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Liberty Public Schools Elections|
|Clay County, Missouri|
|Election date:||April 8, 2014|
|Candidates:||At-large: Bruce Cantwell • Don Hubbs • Incumbent, Kim-Marie Graham • Jesse Leimkuehler • Angela Reed • Incumbent, Lori Tritz|
|Important information:||What was at stake? • Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|