Sioux Falls School District elections (2014)

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2014 Sioux Falls School District Elections

General Election date:
April 8, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
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South Dakota
Sioux Falls School District
Minnehaha County, South Dakota ballot measures
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One seat on the Sioux Falls School District school board was up for general election on April 8, 2014. Incumbent Douglas C. Morrison faced Roger Russell for the at-large seat.

About the district

See also: Sioux Falls School District, South Dakota
Sioux Falls School District is located in Minnehaha County, S.D.
Sioux Falls School District is located in south-east South Dakota in Minnehaha County. The county seat of Minnehaha County is Sioux Falls. Minnehaha County is home to 179,640 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] In the 2011-2012 school year, Sioux Falls School District was the largest school district in South Dakota and served 22,827 students.[2]


Minnehaha County outperformed the rest of South Dakota in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 29.2 percent of Minnehaha County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.2 percent for South Dakota as a whole. The median household income in Minnehaha County was $52,345 compared to $47,380 for the state of South Dakota. The poverty rate in Minnehaha County was 10.9 percent compared to 14.1 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2013[1]
Race Minnehaha County (%) South Dakota (%)
White 88.6 85.9
Black or African American 4.6 1.9
American Indian and Alaska Native 2.7 8.9
Asian 1.7 1.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.3 2.1
Hispanic or Latino 4.7 3.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Minnehaha County[3]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 34,674 40,342
2008 39,838 39,251
2004 32,314 44,189
2000 27,042 33,428

Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[4]

Method of board member selection

The Sioux Falls school board consists of five members elected to three-year terms at-large. There was no primary election and the general election was held on April 8, 2014.[5]

Candidates began to file affidavits of candidacy on January 31, 2014. The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the general election was February 28, 2014.[6]





Election results

Sioux Falls School District, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDouglas C. Morrison Incumbent 56.4% 12,161
     Nonpartisan Roger Russell 43.6% 9,419
Total Votes 21,580
Source: City of Sioux Falls, "Election Results," accessed June 3, 2014


No candidate received any endorsement in this election.

Campaign finance

No candidate filed a campaign finance report with the South Dakota Secretary of State.[7]

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Sioux Falls School Districts election in 2014:[6]

Deadline Event
January 31, 2014 First day to file affidavits of candidacy
February 28, 2014 Last day to file affidavits of candidacy and withdraw candidacy
March 24, 2014 Last day to register to vote
March 24, 2014 Early and absentee voting begins
April 1, 2014 Campaign finance report (pre-election) due
April 8, 2014 Election day
April 14, 2014 Canvass election results
May 20, 2014 Campaign finance report (post-election) due
July 14, 2014 Elected person takes office

Additional elections on the ballot

A mayoral election, two at-large city council member elections, the Central District council member election and the Southeastern District council member election were on the ballot with the school board election on April 8, 2014.[8]

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