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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
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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

Stafford County Public Schools is located in Stafford County, VA
Stafford County Public Schools is located in Stafford County, Virginia. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Stafford County is home to 128,961 residents.[4]

Demographics

In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Stafford County overperformed in these areas by a fairly wide margin. The graduation rate was 91.8% compared to 86.6% statewide. The average household income was $94,658 compared to $63,302 in the entire state. Stafford County had a poverty rate of 4.4%, while the poverty rate for Virginia was 10.7%.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2010[4]
Race Stafford County (%) Virginia (%)
White 74.9 71.1
Black 17.6 19.7
Hispanic or Latino 10.0 8.4
Asian 3.1 6.0
American Indian 0.6 0.5
Two or More Races 3.6 2.6

Presidential Voting Pattern[5]
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

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