North Little Rock School District elections (2013)

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2013 North Little Rock School District Elections

General Election date:
September 17, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Arkansas
North Little Rock School District
Pulaski County, Arkansas ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Arkansas
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Two seats on the school board for North Little Rock School District were up for general election on September 17, 2013. Incumbent Dorothy Williams ran unopposed to keep her Zone 1 seat, while fellow incumbent Ronnie L. Treat defeated challenger Vincent P. Myrick to win the Zone 4 seat.

About the district

See also: North Little Rock School District, Arkansas
North Little Rock School District is located in Pulaski County, Arkansas
North Little Rock School District is located in Pulaski County, Arkansas. The county seat of Pulaski County is Little Rock. According to the 2010 US Census, Pulaski County is home to 388,953 residents.[1]

Demographics

Pulaski County outperformed the rest of Arkansas in terms of its poverty rate, median rates of average household income and higher education achievement in 2011. The poverty rate in Pulaski County was 16.7% compared to 18.4% for the entire state. The median household income in Pulaski County was $45,897 compared to $40,149 for the state of Arkansas. The US Census also found that 31.3% of Pulaski County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to 19.6% in Arkansas.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Pulaski County (%) Arkansas(%)
White 59.7 80.0
Black or African American 35.5 15.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 0.9
Asian 2.2 1.4
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.3
Two or More Races 1.9 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 6.0 6.8

Presidential Voting Pattern[2]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 87,248 68,984
2008 88,854 70,212
2004 84,532 67,903
2000 68,320 55,866



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.[3]

Method of board member selection

The North Little Rock school board consists of seven members elected to three-year terms by geographic electoral districts. There was no primary election and the general election was held on September 17, 2013. Two seats were on the ballot in 2013.

Individuals interested in running for the board began circulating nominating petitions on June 9, 2013. Candidates could begin to file their petitions on July 2 and the filing deadline for the 2013 general election was July 9. Each candidate had to file a petition of candidacy, political practices pledge, affidavit of eligibility and nomination petitions with at least 20 valid signatures to the county clerk.[4]

Elections

2013

Candidates

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Election results

North Little Rock School District, Zone 1 General Election, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDorothy Williams Incumbent 100% 6
Total Votes 6
Source: Pulaski County, Arkansas, "2013 Annual School Election," accessed November 19, 2013


North Little Rock School District, Zone 4 General Election, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRonnie L. Treat Incumbent 55.3% 104
     Nonpartisan Vincent P. Myrick 44.7% 84
Total Votes 188
Source: Pulaski County, Arkansas, "2013 Annual School Election," accessed November 19, 2013

Endorsements

No endorsements were made in this election.

Campaign finance

No campaign contributions or expenditures were made in this election.[5]

Past elections

What was at stake?

There were two seats on the school board up for election on September 17, 2013. Incumbents Dorothy Williams and Ronnie L. Treat filed for and won re-election in Zones 1 and 4, respectively. Williams ran unopposed, but Treat faced challenger Vincent P. Myrick, whom the incumbent defeated in the district's first contested race since 2011.[6]

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the North Little Rock School District election in 2013:[4]

Deadline Event
June 9, 2013 First day to pick up nominating petitions
July 2, 2013 First day to file nominating petitions
July 9, 2013 Last day to file nominating petitions
July 15, 2013 Last day to file a Statement of Financial Interest form with the county clerk
August 18, 2013 Last day to register to vote in the annual school election
September 17, 2013 Election day
October 8, 2013 Runoff election day, if necessary

Additional elections on the ballot

This election shared the ballot with the Little Rock school board elections and with a millage for the school district, which passed by a vote of 148 to 112.[7]

See also

External links

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