Midwest City-Del City Schools elections (2014)

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2014 Midwest City-Del City Schools Elections

General Election date:
February 11, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
See also
Midwest City-Del City Schools
Oklahoma County, Oklahoma ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Oklahoma
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One seat on the Midwest City-Del City Schools school board was up for general election on February 11, 2014. James F. Howell ran unopposed for the vacant Ward 4 seat and won the seat by default without appearing on the ballot.[1][2]

About the district

See also: Midwest City-Del City Schools, Oklahoma
Midwest City-Del City Schools is located in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
Midwest City-Del City Schools is located in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. The county seat of Oklahoma County is Oklahoma City. Oklahoma County is home to 741,781 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3] Midwest City-Del City is the 10th-largest school district in Oklahoma, serving 14,527 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[4]


Oklahoma County outperformed the rest of Oklahoma in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 29.3 percent of Oklahoma County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 23.2 percent for Oklahoma as a whole. The median household income in Oklahoma County was $45,082 compared to $44,891 for the state of Oklahoma. The poverty rate in Oklahoma County was 17.8 percent compared to 16.6 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Oklahoma County (%) Oklahoma (%)
White 71.8 75.5
Black or African American 15.7 7.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 4.1 9.0
Asian 3.2 1.9
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.2
Two or More Races 5.0 5.8
Hispanic or Latino 15.8 9.3

2013 Party Affiliation, Oklahoma County[5]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Republican 180,350 44.33
Democratic 168,098 41.32
Independent 58,358 14.35

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[6][7]

Method of board member selection

The Midwest City-Del City school board consists of five members elected to five-year terms by geographic electoral districts. There was no primary election, and the general election was held on February 11, 2014. The Ward 4 seat was on the ballot in 2014, and the Ward 5 seat will be on the ballot in 2015.[8][1]

Candidates began to file affidavits of candidacy on December 2, 2013. The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the general election was December 4, 2013 and the deadline to contest a candidacy was December 6, 2013.[9]




Ward 4

Election results

Since James F. Howell ran unopposed and won the Ward 4 seat by default, his name did not appear on the ballot.[2]


James F. Howell received an endorsement for his campaign from the former Ward 4 board member, Stan Griel.[10]

Campaign finance

James F. Howell did not file a campaign finance report with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission during the election.[11]

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Midwest City-Del City Schools election in 2014:[9][13]

Deadline Event
December 2, 2013 First day to file affidavits of candidacy
December 4, 2013 Last day to file affidavits of candidacy
December 6, 2013 Last day to contest a candidacy
February 1, 2014 Last day to file first campaign finance report
February 11, 2014 Election day
March 23, 2014 Last day to file second campaign finance report
April 1, 2014 Runoff election (if necessary)
August 21, 2014 Last day to file final campaign finance report

Additional elections on the ballot

This election shared the ballot with two school bond referendums, which were both approved by voters.[2] Proposition 1 raised $10,005,000 in order to fund significant improvements to security equipment and preparation in district schools. The remaining Proposition 1 funds went to technology upgrades and several smaller miscellaneous projects. Proposition 2 raised $400,000 in order to replace several older school buses. The district pledged to pay off the bond measures within five years of their passage. Both referendums required a minimum of 60% voter support in order to pass.[14][15]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 The Oklahoman, "Oklahoma County Election Board filings," December 5, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Oklahoma State Election Board, "Annual School Election — February 11, 2014," accessed February 12, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 United States Census Bureau, "Oklahoma County, Oklahoma," accessed January 15, 2014
  4. National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 22, 2014
  5. Oklahoma, "MESA - Current Registration Statistics by County," accessed January 15, 2014
  6. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  7. 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.
  8. Mid-Del Schools, "Board of Education," accessed January 15, 2014 (dead link)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Oklahoma, "2014 Instructions for Filing for Annual School Elections," accessed January 15, 2014
  10. EastWord News, "Griel leaves school board post," December 26, 2013
  11. Oklahoma, "Candidate Information," accessed February 12, 2014
  12. Information submitted to Ballotpedia through e-mail from the Oklahoma County Election Board on November 14, 2013.
  13. Oklahoma, "Generic Calendar for Filing Campaign Contributions and Expenditure Reports(C-1's)," accessed January 15, 2014
  14. Mid-Del Schools, "Total Bond Issue: $10,405,000," accessed January 15, 2014 (dead link)
  15. Mid-Del Schools, "February 11, 2014 Bond Election," accessed January 15, 2014 (dead link)