Robert Chabot

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Robert Chabot
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Board member, Ferguson-Florissant School Board, At-large
Incumbent
Term ends
2017
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Last electionApril 8, 2014
First electedApril 5, 2011
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Robert Chabot is an incumbent member and was a successful candidate for an at-large seat on the Ferguson-Florissant School District school board in Missouri. Chabot was opposed by six challengers and one incumbent for three seats on the Board of Education and the election took place on April 8, 2014.

Biography

Robert Chabot is an incumbent member of the Ferguson-Florissant School District Board of Education. He was first elected to the position in 2011.

Elections

2014

See also: Ferguson-Florissant School District elections (2014)

Opposition

Robert Chabot was opposed by incumbent Paul T. Morris and challengers Kimberly Benz, F. Willis Johnson Jr., Donna Paulette-Thurman, James Savala, Larry Thomas and LaWanda Wallace for three at-large seats in the general election on April 8, 2014.

Results

Ferguson-Florissant School District, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Chabot Incumbent 18% 2,898
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDonna Paulette-Thurman 17% 2,733
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPaul T. Morris Incumbent 15.6% 2,516
     Nonpartisan James Savala 15.1% 2,425
     Nonpartisan Kimberly Benz 13.9% 2,231
     Nonpartisan F. Willis Johnson Jr. 13.2% 2,118
     Nonpartisan LaWanda Wallace 3.7% 590
     Nonpartisan Larry Thomas 3.5% 568
Total Votes 16,079
Source: St. Louis County Election Board, "Summary Report," April 18, 2014

Funding

Chabot did not report any campaign contributions or expenditures to the Missouri Ethics Commission.[1]

Endorsements

Chabot did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.

2011

Ferguson-Florissant School District, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngChris Martinez 19.8% 4,598
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPaul T. Morris 14.3% 3,305
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Chabot 13.3% 3,080
     Nonpartisan Vanessa Hawkins 12.5% 2,890
     Nonpartisan Doris Ann Graham Incumbent 12.1% 2,795
     Nonpartisan Brian Scott Ebert 11.5% 2,667
     Nonpartisan James H. Clark Incumbent 9.7% 2,257
     Nonpartisan Les D. Lentz Incumbent 4.4% 1,027
     Nonpartisan Joseph Hosea 2.4% 566
Total Votes 23,185
Source: St. Louis County Election Board, "Summary Report," April 18, 2011

What was at stake?

Issues in the election

Suspension of superintendent

On November 6, 2013, the Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education voted 6-1 to place Superintendent Art McCoy on suspension with pay, citing "differences in focus and philosophy" as the stated reason. Board member Paul Schroeder was the only dissenting voter. Board of Education President Paul Morris stated the board's action were not an indication of wrongdoing on McCoy's part. On the following Friday, a press conference was held where over 60 supporters called for the Superintendent to be re-instated. At a board meeting later in November, 1,500 community members demonstrated to show their support for Superintendent McCoy. A closed hearing date has been set for February 24, 2014 to determine whether there is cause to terminate McCoy's contract. McCoy is a black Superintendent in a district where 78% of the students are black. The Ferguson-Florissant School District Board of Education currently has no black members.[2][3][4]

About the district

See also: Ferguson-Florissant School District, Missouri
Ferguson-Florissant School District is located in St. Louis County, Mo.
Ferguson-Florissant School District is located in east-central Missouri in St. Louis County. The county seat of St. Louis County is Clayton. St. Louis County is home to 1,001,444 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[5] In the 2011-2012 school year, Ferguson-Florissant School District was the 16th-largest school district in Missouri and served 12,070 students.[6]

Demographics

St. Louis County outperformed the rest of Missouri in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 40.6 percent of St. Louis County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.2 percent for Missouri as a whole. The median household income in St. Louis County was $58,910 compared to $47,380 for the state of Missouri. The poverty rate in St. Louis County was 10.9 percent compared to 15.5 percent for the entire state.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2013[5]
Race St. Louis County (%) Missouri (%)
White 70.3 83.7
Black or African American 23.7 11.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.5
Asian 3.8 1.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.0 0.1
Two or More Races 1.9 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 2.7 3.9

Presidential Voting Pattern, St. Louis County[7]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 297,097 224,742
2008 333,123 221,705
2004 295,284 244,969
2000 250,631 224,689

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.[8][9]

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