Mike Crook

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Mike Crook
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Board member, Spartanburg County School District 6, At-Large
Member
Term ends
2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 7, 2017
Term limitsN/A
Mike Crook is an at-large member of the Spartanburg County School District 6 school board. He was re-elected to his seat on November 5, 2013.

Elections

See also:Spartanburg County School District 6 elections (2013)

2013

Opposition

Crook ran against Dale Evans, Michael Forrester, Kevin Harrison and Mary Lou Hightower for one of five at-large seats.

Results

Spartanburg County School District 2, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Forrester Incumbent 18.1% 957
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMary Lou Hightower Incumbent 17.9% 948
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDale Evans Incumbent 17.7% 934
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Harrison Incumbent 17.5% 925
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMike Crook Incumbent 16.7% 884
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 11.1% 584
     Nonpartisan 1% 51
Total Votes 5,283
Source: Spartanburg County, "Office of Registration and Election, accessed December 17, 2013

Funding

Crook reported no contributions or expenditures to the South Carolina State Ethics Commission.[1]

Endorsements

As of October 22, 2013, Crook had not received any endorsements for his campaign.

What was at stake?

Five seats on the Spartanburg School District 6 school board were at stake in the upcoming election. All five incumbents sought re-election and were the only candidates in the race.

About the district

See also: Spartanburg County School District 6, South Carolina
Spartanburg County School District 6 is located in Spartanburg County, South Carolina
Spartanburg County School District 6 is located in Spartanburg County, which is in Northwestern South Carolina. The county is home to 288,745 residents.[2]

Demographics

The county underperforms the state in median household income and higher education, but outperforms the state in poverty rate. According to the 2010 Census, the median household income in Spartanburg County is $43,563 compared to South Carolina's statewide median of $44,587. The rate of residents below the poverty level in Spartanburg County is 16.2% while the state rate is 17.0%. The percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher in Spartanburg County is 20.4% compared to the state average of 24.2%.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Spartanburg County (%) South Carolina (%)
White 74.9 68.4
Black or African American 20.9 28.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.5
Asian 2.2 1.4
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Z 0.1
Two or More Races 1.5 1.6
Hispanic or Latino 6.1 5.3

Presidential Voting Pattern[3]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 37.8 60.9
2008 39.0 60.0
2004 34.8 64.1
2000 35.4 62.4


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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[4]

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