Rapid City Area School District elections (2014)

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2014 Rapid City Area School District Elections

General Election date:
June 3, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
South Dakota
Rapid City Area School District
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Two seats on the Rapid City Area School District school board were up for general election on June 3, 2014. Both incumbents, Jim Hansen in Area 4 and Ed McLaughlin in Area 5, ran unopposed and were re-elected to their respective seats.

About the district

See also: Rapid City Area School District, South Dakota
Rapid City Area School District is located in Pennington County, South Dakota
Rapid City Area School District is located in Pennington County, South Dakota. Pennington County is home to 100,948 residents, according to the 2010 United States Census. Rapid City Area School District is the second-largest school district in South Dakota serving 13,627 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[1]

Demographics

Pennington County overperformed in comparison to the rest of South Dakota in terms of education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 27.8 percent of Pennington County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.0 percent for South Dakota as a whole. The median household income for Pennington County was $50,253 compared to $49,091 for the state of South Dakota. The percentage of people below poverty level for Pennington County was 13.2 percent while it was 13.8 percent for the state of South Dakota.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Pennington County (%) South Dakota (%)
White 84.1 86.2
Black or African American 1.5 1.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 9.7 8.9
Asian 1.1 1.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or more race 3.4 2.1
Hispanic or Latino 4.3 3.1

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.[3]

Method of board member selection

The Rapid City Area School District Board of Education consists of seven members elected to three-year terms by geographic district. There was no primary election and the general election was held on June 3, 2014 for the Area 4 and 5 seats.[4] Three seats will be on the ballot in 2015 and two seats will be on the ballot in 2016.[5]

Candidates began to file affidavits of candidacy on January 1, 2014. The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the general election was March 25, 2014.[6]

Elections

2014

Candidates

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  • Jim Hansen Green check mark transparent.png
    • Incumbent
    • Instructor, Rapid City Police Department
    • Former RCPD school liaison officer

  • Ed McLaughlin Green check mark transparent.png
    • Incumbent
    • Former principal, superintendent
    • Former Rapid City mayor

Endorsements

No candidate received an endorsement in this election.

Campaign finance

No candidate filed a campaign finance report with the South Dakota Campaign Account Statement History System.[7]

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Rapid City Area School District election in 2014:[6]

Deadline Event
January 1, 2014 First day to circulate nominating petitions
March 25, 2014 Last day to file nominating petitions
March 27, 2014 Last day for candidates to file for withdrawal
April 18, 2014 First day of absentee voting
June 3, 2014 Election day

Additional elections on the ballot

The June 3, 2014 school board election was also the primary election date for the state of South Dakota. Elections took place for State Senator, United States Senator, United States Representative and Alderman positions.[8]

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