Rodney Walker (Florida)

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Rodney Walker
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Board member, Okaloosa County School Board, District 3
Incumbent
Term ends
2018
Years in position 21
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Chairman, Okaloosa County School Board
1996-2001
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedSeptember 8, 1994
Next generalAugust 2018
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTroy State University
Master'sSoutheastern Louisiana College
OtherProfessional Florida Educator's Certificate
Websites
Office website

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 faced 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 was 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.

Elections

2014

See also: Okaloosa County School District elections (2014)

Opposition

The Okaloosa County general election on August 26, 2014, featured 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 was 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.

Results

Runoff
Okaloosa County School District, District 3 Runoff Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Walker Incumbent 50.1% 26,878
     Nonpartisan Joseph Slusser 49.9% 26,774
Total Votes 53,652
Source: Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections, "Official Results," accessed December 22, 2014
General
Okaloosa County School District, District 3 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Walker Incumbent 46.8% 10,860
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Slusser 32.6% 7,559
     Nonpartisan Christoffer Hyden 20.6% 4,771
Total Votes 23,190
Source: Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections, "Primary Election Official Results," August 28, 2014

2010

Okaloosa County School District, District 3 General Election, 4-year term, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Walker 53.9% 17,691
     Nonpartisan Paul Wendel Brock 46.1% 15,105
Total Votes 32,796
Source: Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections, "Election Results between 2006 and 2014," accessed August 25, 2014

2006

Walker was unopposed in his 2006 re-election bid.

2002

Okaloosa County School District, District 3 General Election, 4-year term, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Walker 57.2% 17,969
     Nonpartisan James Hill 42.8% 13,454
Total Votes 31,423

1998

Okaloosa County School District, District 3 Primary Election, 4-year term, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Walker 53.7% 7,303
     Republican Judy Musteric 46.3% 6,296
Total Votes 13,599

1994

Okaloosa County School District, District 3 Primary Election, 4-year term, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Walker 54.3% 7,141
     Republican W.L. Woodin 45.7% 6,006
Total Votes 13,147

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.[1] Okaloosa County School District is the 25th-largest school district in Florida, serving 29,385 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[2]

Demographics

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.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Okaloosa County (%) Florida (%)
White 82.3 78.3
Black or African American 9.8 16.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 0.5
Asian 3.1 2.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 3.8 1.9
Hispanic or Latino 8.1 23.2

Party registration, 2014[3]
Party Number of registered voters
Republican 71,000
Other 25,875
Democratic 24,691
Total 121,566

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]

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