|Board Member, Keller Board of Education, Place 4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||May 10, 2014|
|Service/branch||U.S. Marine Reserves|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Elections
- 3 Campaign themes
- 4 What was at stake?
- 5 About the district
- 6 Recent news
- 7 External links
- 8 References
After graduating high school, Goolsby joined the U.S. Marine Reserves and was a part of Operation Desert Storm. Following his time there, he has worked in both the hospitality and transportation industries. He attended Tarrant County College and currently has thirty-two credit hours.
He has three school-age children in the district. His wife passed away in 2013 following a battle with cancer.
|Keller Independent School District, Place 4, 3-year term, May 10, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Craig Allen Incumbent||45%||1,905|
|Source: Tarrant County Board of Elections, "Official Election Results," May 12, 2014|
Goolsby did not file a campaign finance report with the Texas Ethics Commission.
Goolsby did not receive an endorsement in this election.
Goolsby ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 98. Goolsby ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and was defeated by Giovanni Capriglione (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 98, General Election, 2012|
Goolsby stated the following about his campaign on his website:
Quality of Education
What was at stake?
Issues in the election
The May election decided the vacant Place 5, which had been unoccupied since the departure of member Lara Lee Hogg. She resigned in 2013 due to moving out of the district. Small business owner Jo Lynn Haussmann filled that seat.
Issues in the district
In late 2013 and as a result of bullying being a huge issue nationwide, Keller Independent School District launched “Reaching Out With Character And Kindness” or “ROCK,” an aggressive anti-bullying campaign. The campaign included a reality TV-style video to advocate for victims of bullies. Also as part of the campaign, 33,000 students joined hands at schools across the district. The district believes this is a proactive step to discouraging bullying, discrimination, intimidation, violence and other behaviors that are detrimental to the establishment of a safe learning environment.
About the districtTarrant County, Texas. The county seat of Tarrant County is Fort Worth. The county's population was 1,809,034 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.
Tarrant County outperforms the rest of Texas in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 29.1 percent of Tarrant County residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 26.3 percent rate for the state of Texas. Tarrant County had a median income of $56,859 in 2010 compared to $51,563 for Texas. The poverty rate for Tarrant County was 14.7 percent in 2010 compared to a 17.4 percent rate for the rest of the state.
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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- Michael Goolsby, "About Michael," accessed April 25, 2014
- Texas Ethics Commission, "Campaign Finance Reports," accessed April 15, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current Election History," accessed February 17, 2014
- Michael Goolsby, "On the Issues," accessed April 25, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- OurGreatCity, "Keller ISD Board of Trustees Decides to Let Voters Fill Place 5 in May Election," accessed March 21, 2014
- Annie Potasznik & Arezow Doost, CBS Dallas-Fort Worth, "Keller ISD Launches Aggressive Anti-Bullying Campaign," October 7, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Tarrant County," accessed March 3, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "Tarrant County," accessed February 2, 2015
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Keller Independent School District Elections|
|Tarrant County, Texas|
|Election date:||May 10, 2014|
|Candidates:||Place 4: Incumbent, Craig Allen • Ed Allen • Michael Goolsby |
Place 5: Shane Hardin • Jo Lynn Haussmann • Terry King • Jim Joros
|Important information:||What was at stake? • Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|