Glidewell has his Bachelor's degree from William Jewell College, his Master's degree from the University of Central Missouri and his principal certification from Lindenwood University. He is a retired educator and currently spends his time volunteering in several organizations, including the Special Olympics and Coaches vs. Cancer.
Rick Glidewell was opposed by two incumbents and five fellow challengers for the three at-large seats on April 8, 2014.
|Wentzville R-IV School District, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Courtney Tieman Incumbent||17.1%||2,925|
|Nonpartisan||Heather Reiter Incumbent||14.1%||2,422|
|Source: Joe Millitzer, Fox 2 News, "Results for the April 8th Missouri general municipal election," April 8, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.|
Glidewell did not file a campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission for this election.
Glidewell did not receive an endorsement in this election.
Glidewell states the following as his campaign themes:
My desire to become a board member is to hopefully use my expertise from my many years of education to help the Wentzville district to continue to be a district that any resident would be proud of. I feel my experience with several organizations in positions of leadership and my various positions within school districts I have worked for will allow me to help the district continue on their path of being the best in St. Charles County. Giving back to the young people in our society has been my life's work and I wish to continue that with a board position in this school district.
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
Three seats on the Wentzville R-IV school board were up for general election on April 8, 2014. Incumbent Courtney Tieman and newcomers Barbara Fine and Kenneth Mayer triumphed over incumbent Heather Reiter and challengers Marcos Chu, Ron Lares, Angie Ward and Rick Glidewell for the three at-large seats. Incumbent Terry Ratcliff did not file for re-election of his seat.
About the districtSt. Charles County, Missouri. The county seat of St. Charles County is St. Charles. The county's population was 360,485 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.
St. Charles County outperforms the rest of Missouri in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 34.9% of St. Charles County residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 25.8% rate for the state of Missouri. St. Charles County had a median income of $71,416 in 2010 compared to $47,333 for Missouri. The poverty rate for St. Charles County was 5.4% in 2010 compared to a 10.5% rate for the rest of the state.
|Racial Demographics, 2010|
|Race||St. Charles County (%)||Missouri (%)|
|Black or African American||4.4||11.6|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.3||0.5|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||0.1||0.1|
|Two or More Races||1.7||2.1|
|Hispanic or Latino||3.0||3.5|
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.
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- Wentzville R-IV School District, "Rick Glidewell," accessed February 18, 2014
- Missouri Ethics Commission, "Campaign Finance Reports," accessed April 9, 2014
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: St. Charles County," accessed February 5, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Wentzville R-IV School District Elections|
|St. Charles County, Missouri|
|Election date:||April 8, 2014|
|Candidates:||At-large: Marcos Chu • Barbara Fine • Rick Glidewell • Ron Lares • Kenneth Mayer • Incumbent, Heather Reiter • Incumbent, Courtney Tieman • Angie Ward|
|Important information:||What was at stake? • Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|