Renee Reed

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Renee Reed
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Board Member, Rockingham County Public Schools, District 3
Term ends
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 7, 2017
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Delaware
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Renee Reed is the District 3 incumbent on the Rockingham County School Board. She won election against challengers David Briggman and James Elmore on November 5, 2013.


Reed has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Delaware. She has experience in education, professional development, administration and human resources. She and her husband, Tom, have two children.[1]



See also: Rockingham County Public Schools elections (2013)


Rockingham County Public Schools, District 3, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngRenee Reed 42.6% 2,034
     Independent James Elmore 29.9% 1,429
     Independent David Briggman 26.9% 1,287
     Independent Write-in Votes 0.6% 28
Total Votes 4,778
Source: Rockingham County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Reed was not endorsed in this campaign.


Reed reported $1,641 in contributions and $1,036.56 in expenditures to the Virginia Commonwealth, which left her campaign with $604.52 on hand.[2]

Campaign themes

Reed's campaign priorities were fiscal responsibility, academic excellence and student success, community involvement, transparency and strategic planning.[3]

What was at stake?

Two seats on the Rockingham County Public School Board were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those seats are for Districts 1 and 3, which were occupied by Anthony Slater and John J. Myers, Jr., respectively. Neither incumbent filed for re-election, so both seats were filled by new members.

About the district

See also: Rockingham County Public Schools, Virginia
Rockingham County Public Schools is located in Rockingham County, Virginia.
Rockingham County Public Schools is located in Rockingham County, Virginia. The county seat of Rockingham County is Harrisonburg. Rockingham County is home to 77,741 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[4] In the 2011-2012 school year, Rockingham County Public Schools was the 24th-largest school district in Virginia and served 11,802 students.[5]


Rockingham County underperformed compared to the rest of Virginia in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 23.4 percent of Rockingham County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 35.2 percent for Virginia as a whole. The median household income in Rockingham County was $52,195 compared to $63,907 for the state of Virginia. The poverty rate in Rockingham County was 10.4 percent compared to 11.3 percent for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2013[4]
Race Rockingham County (%) Virginia (%)
White 95.3 70.8
Black or African American 2.0 19.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 0.5
Asian 0.7 6.1
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.0 0.1
Two or More Races 1.4 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 5.9 8.6

Presidential Voting Pattern, Rockingham County[6]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 28.9 69.4
2008 31.4 67.4
2004 24.9 74.4
2000 24.3 72.9

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[7][8]

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