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Mobile County Public Schools elections (2014)

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2014 Mobile County Public Schools Elections

Primary Election date:
June 3, 2014
General Election date:
November 4, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Alabama
Mobile County Public Schools
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Two seats on the Mobile County Public Schools school board were up for general election on November 4, 2014. The primary election was held on on June 3, 2014.

Incumbent Reginald Crenshaw defeated Henry W. Roberts II for the Democratic nomination to the District 3 seat. Newcomer Robert Edward Battles Sr. defeated incumbent Tracie Roberson for the Democratic nomination to the District 4 seat. No Republican candidates were on the primary election ballot or on the general election ballot. Crenshaw and Battles won the general election unopposed.

About the district

See also: Mobile County Public Schools, Alabama
Mobile County Public Schools is located in Mobile County, Alabama
Mobile County Public Schools is located in Mobile County, Alabama. Mobile County is home to 414,079 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] In the 2011-2012 school year, Mobile County Public Schools was the largest school district in Alabama and served 61,462 students.[2]

Demographics

Mobile County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Alabama in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 20.3 percent of Mobile County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 22.3 percent for Alabama as a whole. The median household income in Mobile County was $42,973 compared to $43,160 for the state of Alabama. The poverty rate in Mobile County was 19.5 percent compared to 18.1 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Mobile County (%) Alabama (%)
White 60.5 70.0
Black or African American 35.2 26.5
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.9 0.7
Asian 1.9 1.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.4 1.5
Hispanic or Latino 2.5 4.1

Presidential Voting Pattern[3]
Year Republican Vote (%) Democratic Vote (%) Other Vote (%)
2012 54.3 45.0 0.7
2008 54.0 45.0 1.0
2004 58.7 40.7 0.6

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.[4] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

Method of board member selection

The Mobile school board consists of five members elected by geographic electoral districts to six-year terms. The primary election was held on June 3, 2014, and the general election was held on November 4, 2014. Two seats were on the ballot in 2014.[5]

The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the general election was February 7, 2014.[6]

Elections

2014

Candidates

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Democratic PartyReginald CrenshawGreen check mark transparent.png

  • Incumbent
  • Graduate, Morehouse College; University of South Alabama; University of Southern Mississippi
  • Director of Title III Programs and adjunct instructor, Bishop State Community College

Democratic PartyHenry W. Roberts II

  • Pastor, Word of Life Community Church

Democratic PartyTracie Roberson

  • Incumbent
  • Graduate, University of Montevallo; Troy University; Cumberland School of Law at Samford University
  • Attorney

Democratic PartyRobert Edward Battles Sr.Green check mark transparent.png

  • Director, the Africatown Welcome Center

Election results

General: District 3
Mobile County Public Schools, District 3 General Election, 6-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngReginald Crenshaw Incumbent 100% 13,252
Total Votes 13,252
Source: Mobile County Probate Court, "General, Constitutional Amendment and Special Election November 4, 2014," November 13, 2014
General: District 4
Mobile County Public Schools, District 4 General Election, 6-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Edward Battles Sr. 100% 11,002
Total Votes 11,002
Source: Mobile County Probate Court, "General, Constitutional Amendment and Special Election November 4, 2014," November 13, 2014
Primary: District 3
Mobile County Public Schools, District 3 Primary Election, 6-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngReginald Crenshaw 74.4% 4,636
     Democratic Henry W. Roberts II 25.6% 1,599
Total Votes 6,235
Source: Margaret Koenig, "Email correspondence with Kim Tillman, Mobile County Elections Coordinator," January 6, 2015
Primary: District 4
Mobile County Public Schools, District 4 Primary Election, 6-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Edward Battles Sr. 58.2% 2,617
     Democratic Tracie Roberson Incumbent 41.8% 1,876
Total Votes 4,493
Source: Margaret Koenig, "Email correspondence with Kim Tillman, Mobile County Elections Coordinator," January 6, 2015

Endorsements

No candidate received any official endorsements in this election.

Campaign finance

No candidate filed a campaign finance report with the Alabama Secretary of State. [7]

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Mobile County Public Schools election in 2014:[8]

Deadline Event
May 23, 2014 Voter registration ends
May 29, 2014 Last day for voter to make application for an absentee ballot
June 2, 2014 Last day for voter to hand-deliver or postmark an absentee ballot
June 3, 2014 Primary Election Day
October 24, 2014 Voter registration deadline
October 30, 2014 Last day for voter to make application for an absentee ballot
November 3, 2014 Last day for voter to hand-deliver or postmark an absentee ballot
November 4, 2014 General Election Day

Additional elections on the ballot

In addition to the school board election, residents of Mobile county voted in races for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Alabama Secretary of State, Alabama State Senate, Alabama House of Representatives, State Auditor, Public Service Commission, District Court Judge, Mobile County Sheriff, State Executive Republican Committee and State Executive Democratic Committee.[9]

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