|Board member, Okaloosa County School Board, District 3|
|Years in position ||21|
|Chairman, Okaloosa County School Board|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||September 8, 1994|
|Next general||August 2018|
|Bachelor's||Troy State University|
|Master's||Southeastern Louisiana College|
|Other||Professional Florida Educator's Certificate|
Rodney Walker currently represents District 3 on the Okaloosa County School Board in Florida. He was first elected to the office on September 8, 1994. He
challengers Christoffer Hyden and Joseph Slusser in the general election on August 26, 2014. As one of the top two vote-getters, he advanced to the runoff election, which
held on November 4, 2014, after none of the candidates received 50 percent of the vote in the general election. He triumphed over Slusser in that election.
- See also: Okaloosa County School District elections (2014)
The Okaloosa County general election on August 26, 2014,
three seats up for election. Cindy Frakes lost her bid for re-election in District 1 to challenger Lamar White. In the District 5 race, incumbent Melissa Thrush defeated challenger David E. Scholl. The District 3 race advanced to the runoff election, which
held on November 4, 2014, as no candidate received 50 percent of the vote. Incumbent Rodney Walker and challenger Joseph Slusser were the top two vote-getters, defeating Christoffer Hyden.
|Okaloosa County School District, District 3 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
||Rodney Walker Incumbent
|| Christoffer Hyden
|Source: Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections, "Primary Election Official Results," August 28, 2014
Walker was unopposed in his 2006 re-election bid.
|Okaloosa County School District, District 3 Primary Election, 4-year term, 1998
|| Judy Musteric
|Okaloosa County School District, District 3 Primary Election, 4-year term, 1994
|| W.L. Woodin
About the district
- See also: Okaloosa County School District, Florida
Okaloosa County School District is located in Okaloosa County, Florida
Okaloosa County School District is based in Fort Walton Beach
, a city in Okaloosa County, Florida
. Okaloosa County is home to 193,811 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.
Okaloosa County School District is the 25th-largest school district
, serving 29,385 students during the 2011-2012 school year.
Okaloosa County outperformed the rest of Florida in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 27.2 percent of Okaloosa County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.2 percent for Florida as a whole. The median household income in Okaloosa County was $54,118 compared to $47,309 for the state of Florida. The poverty rate in Okaloosa County was 12.5 percent compared to 15.6 percent for the entire state.
| Racial Demographics, 2012
|| Okaloosa County (%)
|| Florida (%)
| Black or African American
| American Indian and Alaska Native
| Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
| Two or More Races
| Hispanic or Latino
| Party registration, 2014
|| Number of registered voters
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 United States Census Bureau, "Okaloosa County, Florida," accessed June 12, 2014
- ↑ National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed June 3, 2014
- ↑ Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections, "Home," accessed June 12, 2014
- ↑ United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014