Nassau County School District elections (2014)
Method of election
Nassau County School District
Nassau County, Florida ballot measures
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Three seats on the Nassau County School Board were scheduled for general election on August 26, 2014. Incumbents Donna Martin and Kathy Knight Burns and challenger Jamie Deonas were unopposed after the June 20, 2014 filing deadline. All three candidates won terms on the board due to the lack of opposition. Deonas will replace District 3 member Amanda Young, who initially filed for re-election but did not qualify for the ballot.
About the district
- See also: Nassau County School District, Florida
Nassau County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Florida in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 22.5 percent of Nassau County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.2 percent for Florida as a whole. The median household income in Nassau County was $57,163 compared to $47,309 for the state of Florida. The poverty rate in Nassau County was 11.1 percent compared to 15.6 percent for the entire state.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.
Method of board member selection
The Nassau County School Board consists of five members elected to four-year terms. Each member represents a specific geographic district. There was a general election scheduled for August 26, 2014, but the election was cancelled due to a lack of candidates.
- Donna Martin
- Jamie Deonas
- Paramedic and engineer, Nassau County Fire Department
- Owner, Best Friends Companion Care
- Kathy Knight Burns
No candidates received official endorsements in this election.
Candidates received a total of $7,108.64 and spent a total of $3,237.09 by July 24, 2014, according to the Nassau County Supervisor of Elections.
In the District 1 race, candidates raised a total of $98.64 and reported no expenditures.
In the District 3 race, candidates raised a total of $5,910 and spent a total of $2,164.41.
In the District 5 race, candidates raised a total of $1,100 and spent a total of $1,072.68.
|Kathy Knight Burns||$1,100.00||$1,072.68|
Information about earlier elections can be found by clicking [show] at the right.
The following dates were key deadlines for the school board election in 2014:
|June 20, 2014||Last day of candidate filing period|
|August 16, 2014||First day of early voting in general election|
|August 20, 2014||Last day to request mailed absentee ballot for general election|
|August 23, 2014||Last day of early voting in general election|
|August 26, 2014||General election day|
|October 25, 2014||First day of early voting in runoff election|
|October 29, 2014||Last day to request mailed absentee ballot for runoff election|
|November 1, 2014||Last day of early voting in runoff election|
|November 4, 2014||Runoff election day (if necessary)|
Additional elections on the ballot
Area residents voted on county and statewide races on November 4, 2014. Residents of Nassau County voted on races for county commission and county judge seats. Voters decided on a statewide ballot measure to amend the state constitution to allow the use of medical marijuana. The November 4, 2014, ballot included races for state legislature, state executive and U.S. House seats.
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- Fernandina Observer, "Qualifying results for Nassau County 2014 elections," June 23, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Nassau County, Florida," accessed July 24, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed July 24, 2014
- Nassau County Supervisor of Elections, "Home," accessed July 24, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
- Nassau County Supervisor of Elections, "List of Candidates and Committees," accessed July 24, 2014
- Florida Division of Elections, "Calendar of Election Dates," accessed June 11, 2014
|2014 Nassau County School District Elections|
|Nassau County, Florida|
|Election date:||August 26, 2014|
|Candidates:||District 1: • Donna Martin|
District 5: • Kathy Knight Burns
|Important information:||Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|