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Roanoke County Public Schools elections (2013)

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2013 Roanoke County Public Schools Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
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Roanoke County Public Schools
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Three seats on the Roanoke County Public School Board were up for election on November 5, 2013. Unopposed incumbents Jerry L. Canada, Michael W. Stovall and C. Drew Barrineau retained their Hollins, Vinton and Windsor Hills District seats.

About the district

See also: Roanoke County Public Schools, Virginia
Roanoke County Public Schools is located in Roanoke County, Virginia.
Roanoke County Public Schools is located in Roanoke County, Virginia. The county seat of Roanoke County is Salem. Roanoke County is home to 93,524 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] In the 2011-2012 school year, Roanoke County Public Schools was the 17th-largest school district in Virginia and served 14,454 students.[2]

Demographics

Roanoke County outperformed the rest of Virginia in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 33.1 percent of Roanoke 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 Roanoke County was $60,795 compared to $63,907 for the state of Virginia. The poverty rate in Roanoke County was 6.6 percent compared to 11.3 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2013[1]
Race Roanoke County (%) Virginia (%)
White 89.4 70.8
Black or African American 5.6 19.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.5
Asian 3.1 6.1
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.0 0.1
Two or More Races 1.6 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 2.6 8.6

Presidential Voting Pattern, Roanoke County[3]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 36.5 61.7
2008 38.9 60.0
2004 34.2 65.1
2000 37.7 60.1

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, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[4] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

Method of board member selection

The Roanoke County School Board is composed of five members selected by district. The elections for these seats are staggered, and the members serve four-year terms.[5] Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013, and two seats will be up in November 2015.

Elections

2013

Candidates

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Election results

Roanoke County Public Schools, Hollins District General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngJerry L. Canada Incumbent 98.7% 5,240
     Independent Write-in votes 1.3% 71
Total Votes 5,311
Source: Roanoke County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Roanoke County Public Schools, Vinton District General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngMichael W. Stovall Incumbent 96.4% 4,032
     Independent Write-in votes 3.6% 151
Total Votes 4,183
Source: Roanoke County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Roanoke County Public Schools, Windsor Hills District General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngC. Drew Barrineau Incumbent 98.5% 5,688
     Independent Write-in votes 1.5% 86
Total Votes 5,774
Source: Roanoke County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013

Endorsements

No endorsements were made in this election.

Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Virginia State Board of Elections.[6]

Past elections

What was at stake?

Three seats on the Roanoke County Public School Board were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those seats were for magisterial districts Hollins, Vinton and Windsor Hills. The incumbents of those districts were the only candidates to file for those seats, and all were re-elected.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Roanoke County Public School Board election in 2013:[7]

Deadline Event
June 11, 2013 Last day to file nominating petitions
October 15, 2013 Last day to register to vote
November 5, 2013 Election day

Additional elections on the ballot

This election shared the ballot with other municipal and school board elections, as well as the statewide offices for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.

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See also

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