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Park Hill School District elections (2014)

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2014 Park Hill School District Elections

General Election date:
April 8, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Missouri
Park Hill School District
Platte County, Missouri ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Missouri
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Two seats on the Park Hill School District school board were up for general election on April 8, 2014. Incumbents Janice Bolin and Boon Lee sought re-election and were opposed by three challengers.

About the district

See also: Park Hill School District, Missouri
Park Hill School District is located in Platte County, Mo.
Park Hill School District is located in north-west Missouri in Platte County. The county seat of Platte County is Platte City. Platte County is home to 93,310 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] In the 2011-2012 school year, Park Hill School District was the 20th-largest school district in Missouri and served 10,419 students.[2]

Demographics

Platte County outperformed the rest of Missouri in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 39.2 percent of Platte County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.2 percent for Missouri as a whole. The median household income in Platte County was $67,721 compared to $47,380 for the state of Missouri. The poverty rate in Platte County was 7.4 percent compared to 15.5 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2013[1]
Race Platte County (%) Missouri (%)
White 87.7 83.7
Black or African American 6.4 11.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 0.5
Asian 2.5 1.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.4 0.1
Two or More Races 2.4 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 5.6 3.9

Presidential Voting Pattern, Platte County[3]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 19,175 25,618
2008 21,459 24,460
2004 18,412 23,302
2000 15,325 17,785

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.[4] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

Method of board member selection

The Park Hill School District Board of Education consists of seven members elected at-large to three-year terms. There was no primary election, and the general election was held on April 8, 2014.[5] Two at-large seats were on the ballot in 2014, two seats will appear on the ballot in 2015 and the remaining seats will appear on the ballot in 2016.[6]

The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the general election was January 28, 2014.[7]

Elections

2014

Candidates

At-large

Election results

Park Hill School District, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJanice Bolin Incumbent 25.3% 2,878
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBoon Lee Incumbent 23% 2,622
     Nonpartisan Bart J. Klein 17.9% 2,042
     Nonpartisan David Blackburn 17.9% 2,036
     Nonpartisan Lathem Scott 15.9% 1,816
Total Votes 11,394
Source: Platte County Elections, "Summary Report," accessed April 9, 2014

Endorsements

No candidate received an endorsement in this election.

Campaign finance

No candidate filed a campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission.[8]

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Park Hill Public Schools election in 2014:[7][9]

Deadline Event
December 17, 2013 First day for candidate filing
January 21, 2014 Last day for candidate filing
January 28, 2014 Deadline for entities to certify elections to election authority
February 25, 2014 First day for absentee voting
April 2, 2014 Last day absentee ballot can be mailed
March 12, 2014 Voter registration deadline
April 8, 2014 Election day

Additional elections on the ballot

The April 8, 2014 General Municipal Election featured races for local, municipal and school positions.[10]

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