|Board Member, Stafford County Public Schools, Falmouth District|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November 7, 2017|
|Bachelor's||George Mason University|
|Master's||University of Maryland University College|
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.
|Stafford County Public Schools, Falmouth District, 4-year term, 2013|
|Independent||Mark G. Kitta||44.9%||2,273|
|Source: Stafford County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013|
Hirons was not endorsed in this campaign.
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.
For his campaign, Hirons stated the following on his website:
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 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.
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.
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- Scott Hirons, "About Scott," accessed October 15, 2013
- Virginia State Board of Elections Campaign Finance Reports, accessed December 18, 2013
- Scott Hirons, "Issues," accessed October 15, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Stafford County, Virginia," accessed January 27, 2015
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 22, 2014
- Virginia Department of Elections, "Election Results," accessed September 17, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014