|Board member, Charles County Board of Education, At-large|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2010|
|Bachelor's||University of Maryland-College Park|
|Master's||George Mason University|
Lukas earned his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland-College Park. He has also earned a graduate degree in systems engineering from George Mason University. Lukas is an engineer and program manager with the Naval Surface Warfare Center. He also volunteers time with the Greater Waldorf Jaycees and Relay for Life. Lukas and his wife have one child.
Michael Lukas ran in the June 24, 2014, primary against 19 other candidates. Board members Roberta S. Wise, Maura H. Cook, Patricia Bowie, Pamela Pedersen and Donald Wade did not file for re-election. Michael Lukas won the general election on November 4, 2014.
|Charles County Public Schools, At-Large General Election, 4-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Jennifer S. Abell Incumbent||11.8%||25,609|
|Nonpartisan||Victoria Talley Kelly||10%||21,572|
|Nonpartisan||Michael Lukas Incumbent||9.1%||19,781|
|Nonpartisan||Margaret T. Marshall||7%||15,247|
|Nonpartisan||Robert Michael Pitts||6.4%||13,857|
|Nonpartisan||Michael A. Wilson||6.2%||13,477|
|Nonpartisan||Jason Henry Sr.||5.1%||11,010|
|Nonpartisan||Karla M. Kornegay||4.9%||10,692|
|Source: Charles County Board of Elections, "2014 Gubernatorial General Election Summary Report," accessed December 20, 2014|
|Charles County Public Schools, At-Large Primary Election, 4-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Jennifer S. Abell Incumbent||10.1%||10,806|
|Nonpartisan||Michael Lukas Incumbent||8.5%||9,124|
|Nonpartisan||Victoria Talley Kelly||8.1%||8,659|
|Nonpartisan||Margaret T. Marshall||6.2%||6,579|
|Nonpartisan||Robert Michael Pitts||5.4%||5,818|
|Nonpartisan||Jason Henry Sr.||4%||4,290|
|Nonpartisan||Michael A. Wilson||4%||4,262|
|Nonpartisan||Karla M. Kornegay||3.7%||3,909|
|Nonpartisan||Jocelyn Mann Denyer||3.3%||3,527|
|Nonpartisan||Betsy Marie Eubanks||3.2%||3,440|
|Source: Maryland State Board of Elections, "Official 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election results for Charles County," July 16, 2014|
Lukas began the race with an existing account balance of $536.37 from his previous campaigns. He reported $20.38 in monetary contributions, $673.22 in-kind contributions but no expenditures to the Maryland State Board of Elections, which left his campaign with $556.75 on hand as of August 19, 2014.
|Charles County Public Schools, At-Large General Election, 4-year term, 2010|
|Nonpartisan||Jennifer S. Abell||9.6%||22,154|
|Nonpartisan||Maura H. Cook||8.8%||20,269|
|Nonpartisan||Pamela A. Pedersen||8.7%||20,056|
|Nonpartisan||Donald M. Wade||8.6%||19,954|
|Nonpartisan||Michael A. Wilson||6.5%||14,928|
|Nonpartisan||Jason Henry Sr.||5.7%||13,164|
|Nonpartisan||Narain Kumar Mathur||4%||9,261|
|Nonpartisan||Paul Edward Donato||4%||9,171|
|Source: Charles County Board of Elections, "Election Summary Report," November 29, 2010|
Lukas provided the following answers to questions from the League of Women Voters:
How do your qualifications and experience prepare you for the duties of this office?
|“||I am an incumbent who understands the Charles County school system and its requirements. My knowledge of local and national educational issues will ensure that the needs of our system are met. As a line manager and project manager for the Navy, I know how to work with people and manage large budgets. I have proven leadership ability and look to build consensus.||”|
—Michael Lukas's responses to Vote 411 Voter Guide questions, (2014)
If elected, what would be your priorities for this office?
|“||I will work with local and state government to obtain adequate funding for Charles County public schools. Our expected growth and aging infrastructure must keep pace with student needs. I will ensure that academic rigor is paramount in the school system. I will continue to foster community and parental involvement as part of a child's educational system.||”|
—Michael Lukas's responses to Vote 411 Voter Guide questions, (2014)
About the district
- See also: Charles County Public Schools, Maryland
Charles County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Maryland in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 26.6 percent of Charles County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 36.3 percent for Maryland as a whole. The median household income in Charles County was $93,063 compared to $72,999 for the state of Maryland. The poverty rate in Charles County was 6.7 percent compared to 9.4 percent for the entire 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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- Charles County Board of Education, "Board Members," accessed May 8, 2014
- Maryland Campaign Reporting Information System, "View Filed Reports," accessed October 20, 2014
- Education Association of Charles County, "Endorsed Candidates-2014," accessed May 8, 2014
- Parents Choice of Maryland, "Voting Guide for Charles County," accessed October 21, 2014
- League of Women Voters, "Vote 411 Voter Guide: Charles County Board of Education," accessed October 20, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- United States Census Bureau, "Charles County, Maryland," accessed May 6, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed May 6, 2014
- Maryland State Board of Elections, "Voter Registration Activity Report," March 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Charles County Public Schools Elections|
|La Plata, Maryland|
|Election date:||November 4, 2014|
|Candidates:||At-large: • Jennifer S. Abell • Carl Blumenstein • Mark Crawford • Jocelyn Mann Denyer • Betsy Marie Eubanks • Lorina Harris • Jason Henry Sr. • Victoria Talley Kelly • Karla M. Kornegay • Michael Lukas • Margaret T. Marshall • Virginia McGraw • Barbara Palko • Melissa Pascarella • Robert Michael Pitts • Derrick Terry • Marcus Tillman • Richard Wallace • Michael A. Wilson • Stephen Ziegler|
|Important information:||Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|