Richard Fulk

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Richard Fulk
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Candidate for
Board Member, Rockingham County Public Schools, District 1
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
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Richard Fulk was a candidate for District 1 on the Rockingham County School Board. He ran against challenger LaDonna Shiflet on November 5, 2013.



See also: Rockingham County Public Schools elections (2013)


Richard Fulk sought election against challenger LaDonna Shiflet on November 5, 2013.


As of October 9, 2013, Fulk had not disclosed any campaign contributions.[1]


As of October 9, 2013, no official endorsements had been made for any candidate.

What was at stake?

Two seats on the Rockingham County Public School Board were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those seats were for Districts 1 and 3, 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

Rockingham County Public Schools is located in Rockingham County, VA
Rockingham County Public Schools is located in Rockingham County, Virginia. According to the 2010 US Census, Rockingham County is home to 76,314 residents.[2]


In terms of graduation rate and average household income, Rockingham County underperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 78.9% compared to 86.6% statewide. Average household income was $51,775 compared to $63,302 in the entire state. In regards to poverty rate, Rockingham overperformed, with a poverty rate of 9.9%, while the poverty rate for Virginia was 10.7%.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2010[2]
Race Rockingham County (%) Virginia (%)
White 95.5 71.1
Hispanic or Latino 5.7 8.4
Black 1.9 19.7
Asian 0.7 6.0
American Indian 0.6 0.5
Two or More Races 1.3 2.6

Presidential Voting Pattern[3]
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.[4][5]

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  1. Virginia State Board of Elections Campaign Finance Reports, accessed October 9, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Quick Facts Accessed September 24, 2013]
  3. Virginia State Board of Elections, "Election Results," accessed September 24, 2013
  4. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  5. 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.