Seminole County Public Schools elections (2014)

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2014 Seminole County Public Schools 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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Seminole County Public Schools
Seminole County, Florida ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Florida
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Three seats on the Seminole County School Board were up for general election on August 26, 2014. The general election determined if candidates for each seat could garner a majority of the vote total. If no candidate received 50 percent plus one of the general election votes in a particular district, the top two vote recipients advanced to the runoff election on November 4, 2014.

Frank D. Curcio, Jeff Bauer and Rich Sloane were competing for the District 1 seat. None of them received 50 percent of the vote, so Bauer and Sloane, the top two vote-getters, advanced to the runoff election, which will be held on November 4, 2014. The District 2 race featured incumbent Karen Almond and challenger Gracia Miller. Almond defeated Miller and won re-election. Incumbent Tina L. Calderone ran unopposed and won re-election.[1]

About the district

See also: Seminole County Public Schools, Florida
Seminole County Public Schools is located in Seminole County, Florida
Seminole County Public Schools is based in Sanford, the county seat of Seminole County, Florida. Seminole County is home to 436,041 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[2] Seminole County Public Schools is the 12thh-largest school district in Florida, serving 64,344 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[3]

Demographics

Seminole County outperformed the rest of Florida in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 33.6 percent of Seminole 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 Seminole County was $58,577 compared to $47,309 for the state of Florida. The poverty rate in Seminole County was 10.8 percent compared to 15.6 percent for the entire state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2013[2]
Race Seminole County (%) Florida (%)
White 81.0 78.1
Black or African American 12.0 16.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.5
Asian 4.1 2.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.4 1.9
Hispanic or Latino 18.6 23.6

Party registration, 2014[4]
Party Number of registered voters
Republican 103,924
Democratic 86,925
Unaffiliated 62,671
Other 7,479
Total 260,999

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.[5]

Method of board member selection

The Seminole County School Board consists of five members elected to four-year terms. Each member represents a specific geographic district. There was a general election on August 26, 2014 and the runoff election takes place on November 4, 2014 if no candidate receives 50 percent or more of the general election vote.

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 runs 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, and the runoff election deadline is October 29, 2014.

Elections

2014

Candidates

Election results

Seminole County Public Schools, District 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Bauer 40.8% 16,722
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRich Sloane 35.6% 14,580
     Nonpartisan Frank D. Curcio 23.6% 9,643
Total Votes 40,945
Source: Seminole County Supervisor of Elections, "2014 Primary Election," accessed August 26, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.


Seminole County Public Schools, District 2 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Almond Incumbent 70.7% 29,201
     Nonpartisan Gracia Miller 29.3% 12,092
Total Votes 41,293
Source: Seminole County Supervisor of Elections, "2014 Primary Election," accessed August 26, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.

Campaign finance

Candidates received a total of $165,518.48 and spent a total of $93,751.14 during the election, according to the Seminole County Supervisor of Elections' office. The following totals are based on reports available as of August 26, 2014.[6]

District 1

In the District 1 race, candidates received a total of $78,084.53 and spent a total of $56,842.16.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Frank D. Curcio $15,232.17 $6,776.63 $8,455.54
Jeff Bauer $22,191.36 $14,751.99 $7,439.37
Rich Sloane $40,661.00 $35,313.54 $5,347.46
District 2

In the District 2 race, candidates received a total of $55,583.75 and spent a total of $34,364.12.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Gracia Miller $22,031.67 $17,611.48 $4,420.19
Karen Almond $33,552.08 $16,752.64 $16,799.44
District 5

In the District 5 race, Calderone received a total of $31,850.20 and spent a total of $2,544.86.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Tina L. Calderone $31,850.20 $2,544.86 $29,305.34

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates are key deadlines for the school board election in 2014:[7]

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
October 25, 2014 First day of early voting in runoff election
October 29, 2014 Last day to request mailed absentee ballot for runoff election
November 1, 2014 Last day of early voting in runoff election
November 4, 2014 Runoff election day

Additional elections on the ballot

Area residents will vote on county and statewide races on November 4, 2014. Residents of Seminole County will vote on races for county commission seats. Voters will also decide on a statewide ballot measure to amend the state constitution to allow the use of medical marijuana. The November 4, 2014 ballot includes races for state legislature, state executive and U.S. House seats.

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