Montgomery Public Schools elections (2014)

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
School Board badge.png
2014 Montgomery 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
Montgomery Public Schools
Montgomery County, Alabama ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Alabama
Flag of Alabama.png
Two seats on the Montgomery Public Schools school board were up for primary election on June 3, 2014 and are up for general election on November 4, 2014. Newcomer Lesa Keith defeated incumbent Heather Sellers in the Republican primary for the District 1 seat. Incumbent Robert Porterfield defeated challenger Timothy E. Bass in the Democratic primary for the District 6 seat.

About the district

See also: Montgomery Public Schools, Alabama
Montgomery Public Schools is located in Montgomery County, Alabama
Montgomery Public Schools is located in Montgomery County, Alabama. Montgomery County is home to 226,659 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] In the 2011-2012 school year, Montgomery Public Schools was the third-largest school district in Alabama and served 31,359 students.[2]

Demographics

Montgomery County outperformed the rest of Alabama in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 30.9 percent of Montgomery 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 Montgomery County was $44,401 compared to $43,160 for the state of Alabama. The poverty rate in Montgomery County was 20.4 percent compared to 18.1 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Montgomery County (%) Alabama (%)
White 40.2 70.0
Black or African American 55.8 26.5
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.7
Asian 2.3 1.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.3 1.5
Hispanic or Latino 3.5 4.1

Presidential Voting Pattern[3]
Year Republican Vote (%) Democratic Vote (%) Other Vote (%)
2012 37.6 61.8 0.6
2008 40.1 59.4 0.5
2004 49.2 50.4 0.4

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 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]

Method of board member selection

The Montgomery school board consists of seven members elected by geographic electoral districts to six-year terms. The primary election was held on June 3, 2014 and the general election will be held on November 4, 2014. Two seats are on the ballot in 2014 and five seats are on the ballot in 2016.[5]

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

Elections

2014

Candidates

[edit]

Republican PartyHeather Sellers

  • Incumbent
  • Graduate, University of Mississippi
  • Advertising Executive

Republican PartyLesa KeithGreen check mark transparent.png

  • Graduate, Auburn University, AUM
  • Success Coach, South University

Democratic PartyRobert PorterfieldGreen check mark transparent.png

  • Incumbent
  • Graduate, Alabama State University
  • Teacher

Democratic PartyTimothy E. Bass

  • Graduate, Ashford University

Election results

Montgomery Public Schools, District 1 Primary Election, 6-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLesa Keith 58.3% 1,777
     Republican Heather Sellers Incumbent 41.7% 1,272
Total Votes 3,049
Source: WSFA, "Continuous Decision 2014 coverage," June 3, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.


Montgomery Public Schools, District 6 Primary Election, 6-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Porterfield Incumbent 78.7% 2,254
     Democratic Timothy E. Bass 21.3% 610
Total Votes 2,864
Source: WSFA, "Continuous Decision 2014 coverage," June 3, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.

Endorsements

As of May 20, 2014, no candidate had received any official endorsements in this election.

Campaign finance

Candidates had received a total of $12,125.64 and spent a total of $1,464.73 during the election, according to the Alabama Secretary of State.[7]

In the District 1 race, candidates had received a total of $12,125.64 and spent a total of $1,464.73.[7]

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Heather Sellers $10,294.42 $170.62 $10,048.80
Lesa Keith $1,876.22 $1,294.11 $582.11

In the District 6 race, no candidates had filed a campaign finance report with the Alabama Secretary of State.[7]

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates are key deadlines for the Montgomery 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 Montgomery county will vote in races for U.S. House, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Alabama Secretary of State, Alabama House of Representatives, State Auditor, Public Service Commission, State Executive Republican Committee and State Executive Democratic Committee.[9]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Montgomery + Public + Schools + Alabama"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Montgomery Public Schools News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Suggest a link

References