Mustang Public Schools elections (2014)

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2014 Mustang Public Schools Elections

General Election date:
February 11, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
See also
Mustang Public Schools
Canadian County, Oklahoma ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Oklahoma
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Two seats on the Mustang Public Schools school board were scheduled to be up for general election on February 11, 2014. Incumbents Amanda Strassle and Mike Kessler were unopposed during the filing period and were sworn in for another term in February 2014. The election did not appear on the ballot.

About the district

See also: Mustang Public Schools, Oklahoma
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.[1]


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 percent of Canadian County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 23.2 percent 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 percent compared to 16.6 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
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[2]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 19,673 29.21
Republican 39,932 59.29
Independent 7,739 11.49

Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[3]

Method of board member selection

The Mustang Board of Education consists of five members elected to five-year terms by geographic electoral districts. There was no primary election, and the general election was held on February 11, 2014. If no candidate received a majority of the vote, a runoff election would have been held on April 1, 2014.[4] The Seat 4 and Seat 2 seats were on the ballot in 2014, and the Zone 5 seat will be on the ballot in 2015.[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]




Zone 2
Zone 4


No candidate received any official endorsements in this election.

Campaign finance

No candidate filed campaign finance reports with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission.[7]

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Mustang Public Schools election in 2014:[6][8]

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 will appear on the local ballot.

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