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Spotsylvania County Public Schools elections (2013)

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2013 Spotsylvania County Public Schools Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional measures
External links
References
See also
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Spotsylvania County Public Schools
Spotsylvania County, Virginia ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Virginia
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Three seats were up for election on the Spotsylvania County School Board on November 5, 2013. The Battlefield and Lee Hill Districts were filled by unopposed candidate Baron Braswell and unopposed incumbent Amanda Blalock, respectively. Challenger Erin Grampp won election of the Berkeley District over incumbent J. Gilbert Seaux and challenger Mark Marshall.

About the district

See also: Spotsylvania County Public Schools, Virginia
Spotsylvania County Public Schools is located in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
Spotsylvania County Public Schools is located in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. The county seat of Spotsylvania County is Spotsylvania Courthouse]. Spotsylvania County is home to 127,348 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] In the 2011-2012 school year, Spotsylvania County Public Schools was the 11th-largest school district in Virginia and served 23,817 students.[2]

Demographics

Spotsylvania County underperformed compared to the rest of Virginia in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 28.2 percent of Spotsylvania 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 Spotsylvania County was $78,345 compared to $63,907 for the state of Virginia. The poverty rate in Spotsylvania County was 7.6 percent compared to 11.3 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2013[1]
Race Spotsylvania County (%) Virginia (%)
White 77.9 70.8
Black or African American 15.9 19.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.5
Asian 2.5 6.1
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 3.2 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 8.3 8.6

Presidential Voting Pattern, Spotsylvania County[3]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 43.4 54.9
2008 46.0 52.9
2004 36.6 62.8
2000 38.4 59.2

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.[4] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

Method of board member selection

The Spotsylvania County School Board is composed of seven members elected by district who serve four-year terms.[5] Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013 and four seats will be up in November 2015.

Elections

2013

Candidates

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Election results

Spotsylvania County Public Schools, Battlefield District General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngBaron Braswell 98.2% 3,914
     Independent Write-in votes 1.8% 73
Total Votes 3,987
Source: Spotsylvania County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Spotsylvania County Public Schools, Berkeley District General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngErin Grampp 47.9% 2,002
     Independent Mark Marshall 36.5% 1,527
     Independent J. Gilbert Seaux Incumbent 15% 627
     Independent Write-in votes 0.6% 25
Total Votes 4,181
Source: Spotsylvania County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Spotsylvania County Public Schools, Lee Hill District General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngAmanda Blalock Incumbent 97.8% 3,429
     Independent Write-in votes 2.2% 76
Total Votes 3,505
Source: Spotsylvania County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013

Endorsements

Berkeley District candidate Grampp was endorsed by the Spotsylvania County Republican Party and a University of Mary Washington economics professor.[6] The Spotsylvania Education Association endorsed Blalock, Braswell and Marshall.[7]

Campaign finance

Candidates received a total of $19,055 in contributions according to the Virginia State Board of Elections and The Free Lance-Star.[8][9]

In the Battlefield District race, Braswell did not file any reports with the Virginia State Board of Elections.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Contributions Maintained
Baron Braswell - - -

In the Berkeley District race, candidates received a total of $19,005 and spent $14,850.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Contributions Maintained
Erin Grampp $14,875.00 $14,850.00 $25.00
Mark Marshall $4,130.00 - -
J. Gilbert Seaux - - -

In the Lee Hill District, Blalock received a total of $50 and spent $0.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Contributions Maintained
Amanda Blalock $50.00 - $50.00

Past elections

What was at stake?

Three seats were up for election on the Spotsylvania County School Board on November 5, 2013. The Battlefield and Berkeley Districts were filled by new members, while Lee Hill District incumbent Amanda Blalock retained her seat.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Spotsylvania County Public School Board election in 2013:[10]

Deadline Event
June 11, 2013 Last day to file nominating petitions
October 15, 2013 Last day to register to vote
November 5, 2013 Election day

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See also

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