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Michael Bennett (Texas)

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Michael Bennett
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Board Member, Alief Independent School District, Position 4
Incumbent
Term ends
2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 2017
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchNavy
Years of service10
Personal
ProfessionSoftware engineer
Websites
(timed out) Campaign website
Michael Bennett is the Position 4 incumbent on the Alief Independent School Board of Education. He won election over incumbent Ella Jefferson on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Bennett attended The University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He served in the Navy for ten years, before being honorably discharged. He has served as a community activist and philanthropist for more than 15 years in Alief/Southwest Houston. He currently works as a Senior Software Support and Systems Engineer for a technology firm.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Alief Independent School District elections (2013)

Results

Alief Independent School District, Position 4, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Bennett 50.5% 3,368
     Nonpartisan Ella Jefferson Incumbent 49.5% 3,306
Total Votes 6,674
Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013

Endorsements

Bennett was not endorsed in this campaign.

Funding

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

What was at stake?

Four seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those elections were for Positions 4, 5, 6 and 7.[3]

Issues that have faced the district in the past have been school funding, student testing and accountability, local governance and control (including vouchers and school tax credits) and federal issues.[4]

About the district

See also: Alief Independent School District, Texas
Alief Independent School District is located in Harris County, Texas.
Alief Independent School District is located in Harris County, Texas. The county seat of Harris County is Houston. Harris County is home to 4,092,459 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[5]

Demographics

Harris County overperformed in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 28.1 percent of Harris County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.3 percent for Texas as a whole. The median household income in Harris County was $53,160 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Harris County was 17.9 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2013[5]
Race Harris County (%) Texas (%)
White 70.7 80.3
Black or African American 19.5 12.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1 1.0
Asian 6.8 4.3
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.7 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 41.6 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Harris County[6]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote Other Vote
2012 587,044 586,073 15,468
2008 590,982 571,883 8,607
2004 475,865 584,723 7,380
2000 418,267 529,159 27,396

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.[7] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

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