Parkway Schools elections (2014)

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2014 Parkway Schools 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
Parkway Schools
St. Louis County, Missouri ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Missouri
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Three seats on the Parkway Schools school board were up for general election on April 8, 2014. Incumbents Chris Jacob, Dee Mogerman and newcomer Deborah Hopper defeated challengers Tim Sauer and Wade R. Wieser for the three at-large seats.

About the district

See also: Parkway Schools, Missouri
Parkway Schools is located in St. Louis County, Mo.
Parkway Schools is located in east-central Missouri in St. Louis County. The county seat of St. Louis County is Clayton. St. Louis County is home to 1,001,444 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] In the 2011-2012 school year, Parkway Schools was the 10th-largest school district in Missouri and served 17,363 students.[2]

Demographics

St. Louis County outperformed the rest of Missouri in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 40.6 percent of St. Louis 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 St. Louis County was $58,910 compared to $47,380 for the state of Missouri. The poverty rate in St. Louis County was 10.9 percent compared to 15.5 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2013[1]
Race St. Louis County (%) Missouri (%)
White 70.3 83.7
Black or African American 23.7 11.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.5
Asian 3.8 1.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.0 0.1
Two or More Races 1.9 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 2.7 3.9

Presidential Voting Pattern, St. Louis County[3]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 297,097 224,742
2008 333,123 221,705
2004 295,284 244,969
2000 250,631 224,689

Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[4]

Method of board member selection

The Parkway school board 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 for three seats. Two seats will be on the ballot in 2015.

Candidates began to file affidavits of candidacy on December 17, 2013. The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the general election was January 21, 2014 and the deadline for candidate certification was January 28, 2014.[5]

Elections

2014

Candidates

  • Deborah Hopper Green check mark transparent.png
    • Graduate, Washington University
    • Administrative Director of Research Operations, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Chris Jacob Green check mark transparent.png
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, University of Houston
    • Retired, former businessman
  • Dee Mogerman Green check mark transparent.png
    • Incumbent and Board Vice President
    • Graduate, Drake University
    • Office administrator, Zerman Mogerman LLC
  • Wade R. Wieser
    • Graduate, Washington University’s School of Law
    • Captain, Army Reserve
  • Tim Sauer
    • Customer service, AT&T
    • Community volunteer

Election results

Parkway Schools, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngChris Jacob Incumbent 23.7% 4,421
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDeborah Hopper 22.4% 4,174
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDee Mogerman Incumbent 22% 4,106
     Nonpartisan Tim Sauer 16.1% 3,007
     Nonpartisan Wade R. Wieser 15.3% 2,854
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.5% 90
Total Votes 18,652
Source: St. Louis County Board of Elections, "Summary Report," April 18, 2014

Endorsements

The Missouri National Education Association endorsed incumbents Dee Mogerman, Chris Jacob and challenger Wade R. Wieser in this election.[6]

Campaign finance

No candidate filed a campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission in this election.[7]

Past elections

What was at stake?

Three seats on the Parkway Schools school board were up for general election on April 8, 2014. Incumbents Chris Jacob, Dee Mogerman and newcomer Deborah Hopper defeated challengers Tim Sauer and Wade R. Wieser for the three at-large seats. Incumbent Bruce Major did not file for re-election of his seat.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Parkway Schools election in 2014:[5]

Deadline Event
December 17, 2013 First day for candidate filing
December 24, 2013 First day for candidate filing (Kansas City)
January 21, 2014 Last day for candidate filing
January 28, 2014 Final certification date
March 12, 2014 Last day to register to vote
April 8, 2014 Election day

Additional elections on the ballot

The Parkway school board election shared the ballot with other municipal elections in St. Louis County.

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