Nassau County School District elections (2014)

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2014 Nassau County School District Elections

General Election date:
August 26, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
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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.[1]

About the district

See also: Nassau County School District, Florida
Nassau County School District is located in Nassau County, Florida
Nassau County School District is based in Fernandina Beach, the county seat of Nassau County, Florida. Nassau County is home to 75,710 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[2] Nassau County School District is the 37th-largest school district in Florida, serving 11,115 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[3]

Demographics

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.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2013[2]
Race Nassau County (%) Florida (%)
White 90.4 78.1
Black or African American 6.5 16.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 0.5
Asian 1.0 2.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.5 1.9
Hispanic or Latino 3.8 23.6

Party registration, 2014[4]
Party Number of registered voters
Republican 29,673
Democratic 14,386
Other 10,968
Total 55,027

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.[5]

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.

Elections

2014

Candidates

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  • Jamie Deonas Green check mark transparent.png
    • Paramedic and engineer, Nassau County Fire Department
    • Owner, Best Friends Companion Care

Endorsements

No candidates received official endorsements in this election.

Campaign finance

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.[6]

In the District 1 race, candidates raised a total of $98.64 and reported no expenditures.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures
Donna Martin $98.64 $0.00

In the District 3 race, candidates raised a total of $5,910 and spent a total of $2,164.41.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures
Jamie Deonas $5,910.00 $2,614.41

In the District 5 race, candidates raised a total of $1,100 and spent a total of $1,072.68.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures
Kathy Knight Burns $1,100.00 $1,072.68

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the school board election in 2014:[7]

Deadline Event
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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