Nancy Humbles

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Nancy Humbles
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Cedar Rapids Community School District, District 2
Years in position 6
Elections and appointments
Last electionSeptember 10, 2013
First electedSeptember 2009
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Northern Iowa
Master'sUniversity of Iowa
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Nancy Humbles currently represents District 2 on the Cedar Rapids Board of Education. She was first elected to the chamber in 2009 and was re-elected in an unopposed race on September 10, 2013. Humbles campaigned on the need for greater investments in district facilities and improvements in academic performance.


Humbles earned a B.A. in Physical Education from the University of Northern Iowa. She later received an M.A. in Student Development Postsecondary Education from the University of Iowa. Humbles previously served as the president of Jane Boyd Community House. She is currently the director of the Center for Diversity & Enrichment at the University of Iowa.[1]



See also: Cedar Rapids Community School District elections (2013)


Humbles sought re-election to the District 2 seat on the Cedar Rapids Board of Education. She ran unopposed in the general election on September 10, 2013.


Cedar Rapids Community School District, District 2 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngNancy Humbles Incumbent 96.3% 2,632
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 3.7% 100
Total Votes 2,732
Source: Linn County Election Services, "Official Summary Report," September 13, 2013


Humbles first won election to the board on September 8, 2009. She ran unopposed in District 2 with 21 write-in votes cast.[2]

Cedar Rapids Community School District, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngNancy Humbles 98.1% 1,077
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.9% 21
Total Votes 1,098

Campaign themes


In an interview with The Gazette, Humbles noted that her highest priority on the board is improving district facilities. She supports a levy increase also on the ballot in September that would be devoted to facilities improvements. “I know there’s improvements that need to be made because we want our schools to be safe for our children and for our staff. That will be a huge concern,” said Humbles after filing her nominating petitions. Another campaign theme for Humbles is improving student performance throughout the district. "That is one of my priorities and I know when I ran last time, that was a priority: closing the achievement gap and figuring out the best way to do that so all of our children have an equal chance,” noted Humbles.[3]

About the district

See also: Cedar Rapids Community School District, Iowa
Cedar Rapids is located in Linn County, Iowa
Cedar Rapids is the county seat of Linn County, which is located in eastern Iowa. The city’s population is 126,326 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[4] The Cedar River cuts through the city before connecting with the Iowa River and the Mississippi River.


Cedar Rapids outperforms the rest of Iowa based on median income and higher education achievement while lagging behind the state poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that the median household income in Cedar Rapids is $51,108 compared to $50,451 for Iowa. The percentage of residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees is higher in Cedar Rapids (29.6%) than Iowa (24.9%). Cedar Rapids has a higher poverty rate at 12.6% than the 11.9% rate for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Cedar Rapids (%) Iowa (%)
White 88.0 91.3
Black or African American 5.6 2.9
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.4
Asian 2.2 1.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.9 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 3.3 5.0

Presidential Voting Pattern[5]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 57.9 40.2
2008 60.0 38.5
2004 54.6 44.7
2000 53.1 44.0

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