School District of Indian River County elections (2014)

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2014 School District of Indian River County Elections

General Election date:
August 26, 2014
Runoff Election date:
November 4, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
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School District of Indian River County
Indian River County, Florida ballot measures
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Three seats on the School Board of Indian River County were up for general election on August 26, 2014. Incumbent Karen Disney-Brombach was defeated by challenger Shawn R. Frost in the District 1 race. Newcomers Randy Heimler and Charles G. Searcy ran to replace Carol Johnson, who did not file for re-election in District 4. Searcy won that seat. Dale Simchick ran for re-election without opposition in District 2.

About the district

See also: School District of Indian River County, Florida
School District of Indian River County is located in Indian River County, Florida
School District of Indian River County is based in Vero Beach, the county seat of Indian River County, Florida. Indian River County is home to 141,994 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] School District of Indian River County is the 31st-largest school district in Florida, serving 17,964 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[2]

Demographics

Indian River County outperformed the rest of Florida in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 26.8 percent of Indian River 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 Indian River County was $45,274 compared to $47,309 for the state of Florida. The poverty rate in Indian River County was 14.8 percent compared to 15.6 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2013[1]
Race Indian River County (%) Florida (%)
White 87.4 78.1
Black or African American 9.3 16.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.5
Asian 1.4 2.7
Two or More Races 1.4 1.9
Hispanic or Latino 11.7 23.6

Party registration, 2014[3]
Party Number of registered voters
Republican 44,486
Democratic 27,103
Other 24,932
Total 96,521

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]

Method of board member selection

The School Board of Indian County consists of five members elected to four-year terms. Each member is elected to a specific seat and represents the entire district. There was a general election on August 26, 2014.

Candidates for the school board filed for the election by June 20, 2014. The county's elections office hosted early voting for the general election at various locations from August 16, 2014, to August 23, 2014. The early voting window for the runoff election ran from October 25, 2014, to November 1, 2014. The last day to request a mailed absentee ballot in the general election was August 20, 2014.[5]

Elections

2014

Candidates

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  • Karen Disney-Brombach
    • Incumbent
    • Business owner
  • Shawn R. Frost Green check mark transparent.png
    • Graduate, Indian River Community College, Eastern Oregon University and Nova Southeastern University
    • Veteran of the U.S. Marines
    • Founder and CEO, The Green Patrol

Election results

School District of Indian River County, District 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngShawn R. Frost 54.2% 8,154
     Nonpartisan Karen Disney-Brombach Incumbent 45.8% 6,901
Total Votes 15,055
Source: Indian River County Supervisor of Elections, "2014 Primary Election Unofficial Results," accessed August 26, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.


School District of Indian River County, District 4 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCharles G. Searcy 62.5% 9,409
     Nonpartisan Randy Heimler 37.5% 5,635
Total Votes 15,044
Source: Indian River County Supervisor of Elections, "2014 Primary Election Unofficial Results," accessed August 26, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.

Endorsements

District 4 candidate Charles G. Searcy received an endorsement from the Personhood Florida ProLife PAC.[6]

Campaign finance

Candidates received a total of $67,152.14 and spent a total of $42,813.07 by August 25, 2014, according to the Indian River County Supervisor of Elections.[7]

In the District 1 race, candidates raised a total of $16,121.37 and spent a total of $10,168.90.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures
Karen Disney-Brombach $4,543.80 $2,700.58
Shawn R. Frost $11,577.57 $7,468.32

In the District 2 race, candidates raised a total of $17,035.00 and spent a total of $16,435.00.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures
Dale Simchick $17,035.00 $16,435.00

In the District 4 race, candidates raised a total of $33,995.77 and spent a total of $16,209.17.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures
Randy Heimler $17,420.00 $2,665.91
Charles G. Searcy $16,575.77 $13,543.26

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the school board election in 2014:[5]

Deadline Event
June 20, 2014 Last day of candidate filing period
August 16, 2014 First day of early voting in general election
August 20, 2014 Last day to request mailed absentee ballot for general election
August 23, 2014 Last day of early voting in general election
August 26, 2014 General election day

Additional elections on the ballot

Area residents voted on county and statewide races on November 4, 2014. Residents of Indian River County voted on races for county commission seats. Voters decided on a statewide ballot measure to amend the state constitution to allow the use of medical marijuana. The November 4, 2014, ballot included races for state legislature, state executive and U.S. House seats.

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