Lake County Schools elections (2014)

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2014 Lake County Schools Elections

General Election date:
August 26, 2014
Runoff Election date:
November 4, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Florida
Lake County Schools
Lake County, Florida ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Florida
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Three seats on the Lake County School Board were up for general election on August 26, 2014. The general election determines if candidates for each seat can garner a majority of the vote total. If no candidate received 50 percent plus one of the general election votes in a particular district, the top two vote recipients advance to the runoff election on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent William John Mathias defeated John J. Ardizone for the District 1 seat. The District 3 race included incumbent Tod Andre Howard and challengers Jamie Maret Hanja and Marc Anthony Dodd. Since neither Dodd nor Howard was able to garner 50 percent plus one of the vote, they will face each other in the runoff election in November. Newcomers Nancy L. Muenzmay, Peter E. Tarby and Stephanie Ann Luke ran to replace Kyleen Fischer, who did not file for re-election in District 5. Muenzmay and Luke will face each other in the runoff election in November.

About the district

See also: Lake County Schools, Florida
Lake County Schools is located in Lake County, Florida
Lake County Schools is based in Tavares, the county seat of Lake County, Florida. Lake County is home to 308,034 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] Lake County Schools is the 18th-largest school district in Florida, serving 41,319 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[2]

Demographics

Lake County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Florida in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 20.2 percent of Lake County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.2 percent for Florida as a whole. The median household income in Lake County was $45,663 compared to $47,309 for the state of Florida. The poverty rate in Lake County was 13.0 percent compared to 15.6 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2013[1]
Race Lake County (%) Florida (%)
White 84.8 78.1
Black or African American 10.5 16.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 0.5
Asian 2.1 2.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.8 1.9
Hispanic or Latino 13.3 23.6

Party registration, 2014[3]
Party Number of registered voters
Republican 89,174
Democratic 67,489
Unaffiliated 39,710
Other 8,351
Total 123,656

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.[4]

Method of board member selection

The Lake County School Board consists of five members elected to four-year terms. Each member represents a specific geographic district. There was a general election on August 26, 2014 and the runoff election takes place on November 4, 2014 if no candidate receives 50 percent or more of the general election vote.

Candidates for the school board filed for the election by June 20, 2014. The county's elections office hosted early voting for the general election at various locations from August 16, 2014, to August 23, 2014. The early voting window for the runoff election runs from October 25, 2014, to November 1, 2014. The last day to request a mailed absentee ballot in the general election was August 20, 2014, and the runoff election deadline is October 29, 2014.

Elections

2014

Candidates

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Election results

Lake County Schools, District 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam John Mathias Incumbent 71.9% 22,489
     Nonpartisan John J. Ardizone 28.1% 8,784
Total Votes 31,273
Source: Lake County Supervisor of Elections, "2014 Primary Election Unofficial Results," accessed August 26, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.


Lake County Schools, District 3 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTod Andre Howard Incumbent 47.7% 14,691
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Anthony Dodd 35.6% 10,971
     Nonpartisan Jamie Maret Hanja 16.7% 5,144
Total Votes 30,806
Source: Lake County Supervisor of Elections, "2014 Primary Election Unofficial Results," accessed August 26, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.


Lake County Schools, District 5 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngStephanie Ann Luke 43.8% 13,762
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngNancy L. Muenzmay 41.6% 13,065
     Nonpartisan Peter E. Tarby 14.6% 4,590
Total Votes 31,417
Source: Lake County Supervisor of Elections, "2014 Primary Election Unofficial Results," accessed August 26, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.

Endorsements

No candidates received official endorsements in this election.

Campaign finance

Candidates received a total of $143,147.33 and spent a total of $107,009.67 by August 25, 2014, according to the Lake County Supervisor of Elections.[5]

In the District 1 race, candidates raised a total of $63,265.76 and spent a total of $43,548.81.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures
John J. Ardizone $9,462.06 $9,043.43
William John Mathias $53,803.70 $34,505.38

In the District 3 race, candidates raised a total of $22,170.62 and spent a total of $10,021.49.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures
Jamie Maret Hanja $3,263.34 $2,833.22
Marc Anthony Dodd $4,034.05 $2,996.35
Tod Andre Howard $14,873.23 $4,191.92

In the District 5 race, candidates raised a total of $57,710.95 and spent a total of $53,439.37.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures
Nancy L. Muenzmay $40,109.20 $38,166.11
Peter E. Tarby $2,927.00 $2,514.55
Stephanie Ann Luke $14,674.75 $12,758.71

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates are key deadlines for the school board election in 2014:[6]

Deadline Event
June 20, 2014 Last day of candidate filing period
August 16, 2014 First day of early voting in general election
August 20, 2014 Last day to request mailed absentee ballot for general election
August 23, 2014 Last day of early voting in general election
August 26, 2014 General election day
October 25, 2014 First day of early voting in runoff election
October 29, 2014 Last day to request mailed absentee ballot for runoff election
November 1, 2014 Last day of early voting in runoff election
November 4, 2014 Runoff election day

Additional elections on the ballot

Area residents will vote on county and statewide races on November 4, 2014. Residents of Lake County will vote on races for county commission and county judge seats. Voters will also decide on a statewide ballot measure to amend the state constitution to allow the use of medical marijuana. The November 4, 2014 ballot includes races for state legislature, state executive and U.S. House seats.

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