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Moore Public Schools elections (2014)

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2014 Moore Public Schools Elections

General Election date:
February 11, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Oklahoma
Moore Public Schools
Cleveland County, Oklahoma ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Oklahoma
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One seat on the Moore Public Schools Board of Education was up for general election on February 11, 2014. The board canceled the election as newcomer Staci L. Pruett was the only candidate to file for the District 4 seat.

About the district

See also: Moore Public Schools, Oklahoma
Moore Public Schools is located in Cleveland County, Oklahoma
Moore Public Schools is located in Cleveland County, Oklahoma. The county seat of Cleveland County is Norman. According to the United States Census Bureau, Moore is home to 57,810 residents.[1] Moore Public Schools is the third-largest school district in Oklahoma, serving 22,226 students during the 2010-11 school year.[2]

Demographics

Moore underperformed in comparison to the rest of Oklahoma in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 22.3% of Moore 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 Moore was $56,892 compared to $44,891 for the state of Oklahoma. The poverty rate in Moore was 11.3% compared to 16.6% for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2010[1]
Race Moore (%) Oklahoma (%)
White 78.9 72.2
Black or African American 4.6 7.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 4.5 8.6
Asian 2.3 1.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 6.7 5.9
Hispanic or Latino 8.9 8.9

Party Affiliation, 2013[3]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Republican 71,748 47.7
Democratic 57,127 38.0
Independent 21,421 14.2

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]

Method of board member selection

The Board of Education consists of five members elected by geographic district to five-year terms. There was no primary election and the general election was scheduled on February 11, 2014. There is one seat up for election every February.[5]

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.[6]

Elections

2014

Candidates

District 4
  • Staci L. Pruett Green check mark transparent.png
    • Business development officer, First American Bank
    • Secretary, Moore Public School Foundation

Election results

Pruett was the only candidate to file for the District 4 seat, leading to the cancellation of the election.

Endorsements

No candidate received an endorsement in this election.

Campaign finance

As of January 15, 2014, no candidate filed a campaign finance report with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission.[7]

Past elections

What was at stake?

District 4 incumbent Jon Painter did not file for re-election for the 2014 election. Newcomer Staci L. Pruett sought Painter's position without opposition on February 11, 2014.

Issues in the district

Impact of 2013 tornado

The district faced significant damage from a powerful tornado that cut through the region on May 20, 2013. A tornado producing winds up to 210 miles per hour destroyed Plaza Towers Elementary School, killing seven students.[10] The storm damaged Briarwood Elementary School and Highland East Junior High School.[11] Superintendent Susan Pierce shifted 1,150 students throughout the district during the 2013-2014 school year. The district plans to build an elementary school to replace Plaza Towers while rebuilding parts of the damaged schools.[12]

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Moore Public Schools election in 2014:[6][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

No other elections appeared on the local ballot.

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