Ralph D. Klein

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Ralph D. Klein
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Former candidate for
Board member, St. Johns County School Board, District 3
Elections and appointments
Last electionAugust 26, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida
ProfessionInsurance agent
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Ralph D. Klein was a candidate for the District 3 seat on the St. Johns County School Board in Florida. He was defeated by incumbent William "Bill" Mignon in the general election on August 26, 2014.

While the school board seat is a nonpartisan office, Klein is a self-identified Republican.[1]



See also: St. Johns County School District elections (2014)


The August 26, 2014, general election in St. Johns County featured three seats up for election. Incumbent Beverly Slough defeated challenger Kelly Lorbeer for the District 1 seat. District 3 incumbent William "Bill" Mignon also won re-election, defeating challengers Karen Harvey and Ralph D. Klein. In the District 4 race, Kelly Dawn Barrera defeated fellow candidate Nicholas M. Graham.


St. Johns County School District, District 3 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam "Bill" Mignon Incumbent 51.1% 3,039
     Nonpartisan Karen Harvey 33.7% 2,002
     Nonpartisan Ralph D. Klein 15.2% 906
Total Votes 5,947
Source: St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections, "Primary Election Unofficial Results," August 26, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.

Campaign themes


Klein listed the following goals and objectives on his Facebook page:

  1. To improve our students future and raise their level of achievement.
  2. To find new sources of funding for the resources we need in District 3.
  3. Bring new mentors to our schools and show our students we care about their future.
  4. To be a new voice of fairness for our teachers, students and parents of District 3.


—Klein, (2014)[3]

About the district

See also: St. Johns County School District, Florida
St. Johns County School District is located in St. Johns County, Florida
St. Johns County School District is based in St. Augustine, the county seat of St. Johns County, Florida. St. Johns County is home to 209,647 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[4] St. Johns County School District is the 24th-largest school district in Florida, serving 31,580 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[5]


St. Johns County outperformed the rest of Florida in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 40.7 percent of St. Johns 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 St. Johns County was $64,346 compared to $47,309 for the state of Florida. The poverty rate in St. Johns County was 9.8 percent compared to 15.6 percent for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2013[4]
Race St. Johns County (%) Florida (%)
White 89.7 78.1
Black or African American 5.7 16.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.5
Asian 2.5 2.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.7 1.9
Hispanic or Latino 5.8 23.6

Party registration, 2014[6]
Party Number of registered voters
Republican 82,243
Democratic 38,273
Other 36,484
Total 157,000

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.[7]

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