Scott Hirons

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Scott Hirons
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Board Member, Stafford County Public Schools, Falmouth District
Incumbent
Term ends
2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 7, 2017
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sGeorge Mason University
Master'sUniversity of Maryland University College
Personal
ProfessionContractor
Websites
Campaign website
Scott Hirons campaign logo
Scott Hirons is the incumbent of the Falmouth District on the Stafford County School Board. He first won election against challenger Mark G. Kitta on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Hirons holds a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration from George Mason University and a Master's degree from the University of Maryland University College. He is a Professional Project Manager and currently works as a contractor for the United States Army at Fort Belvoir. He and his wife, Heather, have three sons who attend Stafford County Schools.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Stafford County Public Schools elections (2013)

Results

Stafford County Public Schools, Falmouth District, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngScott Hirons 53.8% 2,722
     Independent Mark G. Kitta 44.9% 2,273
     Independent Write-in votes 1.2% 63
Total Votes 5,058
Source: Stafford County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013

Endorsements

Hirons was not endorsed in this campaign.

Funding

Hirons reported $12,885.15 in contributions and $12,806.82 in expenditures to the Virginia State Board of Elections, which left his campaign with $78.33 on hand.[2]

Campaign themes

For his campaign, Hirons stated the following on his website:[3]

Financial Priorities Educating our children is one of the most important things our county does. In order to develop the world-class education system we need to set priorities that meet the needs of students, educators, parents and taxpayers. Scott will work with all of the stakeholders in our education system to ensure we are setting the right priorities and making the right decisions to ensure Stafford County Public Schools continue to grow to be the world-class education system we all desire.

Measure for Success Success of our schools goes beyond how well our students perform on standardized test. We can only be successful if we are meeting the needs of all the stakeholders in our public education system. Stafford County needs to explore more methods to measure for success. As a program manager with a long record of leadership success Scott understands the needs and ways to measure for success across stakeholder groups.

Communication The most important thing a public servant can do is communicate. Scott understands the importance of communicating with those he represents. Scott will stand committed to having open and honest communication with the citizens of the Falmouth District and Stafford County.

Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.


What was at stake?

Four seats on the Stafford County School Board were up for election on November 5, 2013. The Aquia, Falmouth, Garrisonville and Hartwood district seats were held by Board Chair Stephanie J. Johnson, Board Vice Chair Meg G. Bohmke and members Nanette Kidby and Holly H. Hazard, respectively. The Aquia and Falmouth districts were filled by new members Irene Egan and Scott Hirons (their incumbents decided not to seek re-election) and the incumbents of the Garrisonville and Hartwood districts retained their seats.

About the district

See also: Stafford County Public Schools, Virginia
Stafford County Public Schools is located in Stafford County, Virginia.
Stafford County Public Schools is located in Stafford County, Virginia. The county seat of Stafford County is Stafford. Stafford County is home to 136,788 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[4] In the 2011-2012 school year, Stafford County Public Schools was the 10th-largest school district in Virginia and served 27,333 students.[5]

Demographics

Stafford County outperformed the rest of Virginia in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 36.2 percent of Stafford County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 35.2 percent for Virginia as a whole. The median household income in Stafford County was $97,110 compared to $63,907 for the state of Virginia. The poverty rate in Stafford County was 5.1 percent compared to 11.3 percent for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2013[4]
Race Stafford County (%) Virginia (%)
White 74.6 70.8
Black or African American 17.8 19.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 0.5
Asian 3.1 6.1
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 3.7 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 10.5 8.6

Presidential Voting Pattern, Stafford County[6]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 44.9 53.6
2008 46.4 52.7
2004 37.4 62.0
2000 36.8 60.5

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.[7]

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