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Putnam City Schools elections (2014)

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2014 Putnam City Schools Elections

General Election date:
February 11, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
See also
Putnam City Schools
Dewey County, Oklahoma ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Oklahoma
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One seat on the Putnam City Schools school board was scheduled to be up for general election on February 11, 2014. The board canceled the February 2014 election since the only seat up belonged to Tammy West, and she was running unopposed.

About the district

See also: Putnam City Schools, Oklahoma
Putnam City Schools is located in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
Putnam City Schools is located in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. The county seat of Oklahoma County is Oklahoma City. Oklahoma County is home to 718,633 residents according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] Putnam City Schools is the fifth-largest school district in Oklahoma, serving 19,068 students during the 2010-2011 school year.[2]


Oklahoma County outperformed the rest of Oklahoma in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 29.3% of Oklahoma County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 23.2% for Oklahoma as a whole. The median household income in Oklahoma County was $45,082 compared to $44,891 for the state of Oklahoma. The poverty rate in Oklahoma County was 17.8% compared to 16.6% for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Oklahoma County (%) Oklahoma (%)
White 62.7 72.2
Black or African American 15.1 7.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 3.5 8.6
Asian 4.0 1.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 5.2 5.9
Hispanic or Latino 17.2 8.9

Party Affiliation, 2013[3]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Republican 180,350 44.3
Democratic 168,098 41.3
Independent 58,358 14.3

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 Putnam school board consists of five members elected to five-year terms by geographic electoral districts. There is no primary election and the general election was to be held on February 11, 2014. The 2014 election for the District 4 seat was canceled, and the District 5 seat will be on the ballot in 2015.[5] The District 4 member represents the southwest portion of the school district.[6]

Candidates began to file affidavits of candidacy on December 2, 2013. The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the general election was December 4, 2013 and the deadline to contest a candidacy was December 6, 2013.[7]




District 4


No endorsements were made in this election.

Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Oklahoma Ethics Commission.[8]

Past elections

What was at stake?

One seat on the school board was scheduled to be up for election on February 11, 2014. The board canceled the election since West's was the only seat up, and she was running unopposed.[5]

Issues in the district

Technology bond

In February 2013, the district voted on a $6 million dollar bond proposal that focused on technology. The bond was approved.[9] The proposed bond will add 10,000 iPads to schools across the district, over several years. It also details new technology to aid special needs students, as well as projection equipment.[10]

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Putnam City Schools election in 2014:[7][11]

Deadline Event
December 2, 2013 First day to file affidavits of candidacy
December 4, 2013 Last day to file affidavits of candidacy
December 6, 2013 Last day to contest a candidacy
February 1, 2014 Last day to file first campaign finance report
February 11, 2014 Election day
March 23, 2014 Last day to file second campaign finance report
April 1, 2014 Runoff election (if necessary)
August 21, 2014 Last day to file final campaign finance report

Additional elections on the ballot

No other elections appeared on the local ballot.

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