Mike Kessler

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Mike Kessler
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Board member, Mustang Board of Education, Seat 2
Term ends
Years in position 2
Elections and appointments
Last electionFebruary 11, 2014
First electedFebruary 11, 2014
AppointedJuly 8, 2013
Appointed byMustang Board of Education
Term limitsN/A
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Mike Kessler is the Seat 2 member of the Mustang Board of Education in Oklahoma. He ran unopposed on February 11, 2014, to keep the position after being appointed to the board on July 8, 2013.[1]



See also: Mustang Public Schools elections (2014)


Mike Kessler ran unopposed for the Seat 2 position in the general election on February 11, 2014.


Kessler did not report any campaign contributions or expenditures to the Oklahoma Ethics Commission.[2]


Kessler did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.

What was at stake?

Two seats on the school board were up for election on February 11, 2014. Seat 2 and Seat 4 incumbents Mike Kessler and Amanda Strassle were unopposed and the election did not appear on the ballot.

About the district

See also: Mustang Public Schools elections (2014)
Mustang Public Schools is located in Canadian County, Oklahoma
Mustang Public Schools is located in Canadian County, Oklahoma. The county seat of Canadian County is El Reno. Canadian County is home to 126,123 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]


Canadian County outperformed in comparison to the rest of Oklahoma in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 25.6% of Canadian County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 23.2% for Oklahoma as a whole. The median household income in Canadian County was $63,884 compared to $44,891 for the state of Oklahoma. The poverty rate in Canadian County was 7.5% compared to 16.6% for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Canadian County (%) Oklahoma (%)
White 85.1 75.5
Black or African American 2.7 7.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 5.0 9.0
Asian 3.1 1.9
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.2
Two or More Races 4.0 5.8
Hispanic or Latino 7.5 9.3

Party Affiliation, 2013[4]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 19,673 29.21
Republican 39,932 59.29
Independent 7,739 11.49

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.[5][6]

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  1. Mustang Public Schools, "MEETING HIGHLIGHTS Mustang Public Schools Board of Education Dec. 9, 2013," accessed April 17, 2014
  2. Oklahoma, "Candidate Information," accessed January 14, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 United States Census Bureau, "Canadian County, Oklahoma," accessed April 17, 2014
  4. Oklahoma, "MESA - Current Registration Statistics by County," accessed January 14, 2014
  5. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  6. 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.