|Board Member, Bentonville School Board, Zone 6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||September 17, 2013|
|First elected||September, 2012|
|Appointed by||Bentonville school board|
|Lowell City Council|
|2000 - 2002|
|Bachelor's||University of Arkansas, Fayetteville|
|Profession||Commercial relationship manager|
Rudy Upshaw resides in Bentonville, Arkansas. Upshaw earned his Bachelor's degree in Financial Management from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in 1994. He started his career as the vice president of commercial banking with Arvest Bank from 1997 to 2007, before working from 2007 to 2010 as the vice president of client services for Bank of America, Merrill Lynch. Upshaw spent two years as vice president of the Liberty Bank of Arkansas before taking his current position as the commercial relationship manager with Intrust Bank. From 2000 to 2002, he served on the Lowell City Council.
Rudy Upshaw lost to challenger Matt Burgess in his attempt to win the Zone 6 seat in the general election on September 17, 2013.
|Bentonville Public Schools, Zone 6 General Election, 5-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Rudy Upshaw Incumbent||43.2%||577|
|Source: 5 News Online, "Challenger Beats Incumbent In Bentonville School Board Election," September 17, 2013|
Rudy Upshaw did not report any contributions or expenditures to his campaign.
Rudy Upshaw did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.
What was at stake?
There was one seat on the school board up for election on September 17, 2013. Incumbent Rudy Upshaw, who was appointed to the board in 2012, filed for re-election in Zone 6 but was defeated by challenger Matt Burgess.
About the district
- See also: Bentonville Public Schools, Arkansas
Benton County outperformed the rest of Arkansas in terms of its poverty rate, median rates of average household income and higher education achievement in 2011. The poverty rate in Benton County was 11.8% compared to 18.4% for the entire state. The median household income in Benton County was $52,159 compared to $40,149 for the state of Arkansas. The US Census also found that 27.6% of Benton County residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 19.6% in Arkansas.
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.
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- LinkedIn, "Rudy Upshaw," accessed November 21, 2013
- Dave Perozek, NWA Online, "Two Running For Bentonville School Board," September 7, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Benton County, Arkansas," accessed November 21, 2013
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Election Results," accessed November 21, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- 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.