Spring Independent School District elections (2013)

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2013 Spring Independent School District Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Texas
Spring Independent School District
Harris County, Texas ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Texas
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Three seats were up for election on the Spring Independent School Board on November 5, 2013. Unopposed incumbent Deborah Jensen kept her Position 1 seat, while newcomer Chris A. Bell triumphed over Larry E. Humphrey II for Position 2 and incumbent Justine Durant won re-election over challenger Tammi Humphrey for Position 3.

About the district

See also: Spring Independent School District, Texas
Spring Independent School District is located in Harris County, Texas
Spring Independent School District is located in Harris County, Texas. The county seat of Harris County is Houston. Harris County is home to 4,092,459 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] Spring Independent School District is the 32nd-largest school district in Texas, serving 36,513 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[2]

Demographics

Harris County overperformed in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 28.1 percent of Harris County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.3 percent for Texas as a whole. The median household income in Harris County was $53,160 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Harris County was 17.9 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Harris County (%) Texas (%)
White 70.7 80.3
Black or African American 19.5 12.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1 1.0
Asian 6.8 4.3
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.7 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 41.6 38.4

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.[3]

Method of board member selection

The Spring ISD elects seven trustees for rotating three-year terms. Elections are held on the first Tuesday in November annually. Although elected to numbered positions, trustees represent the district as a whole, not specific geographic areas.[4] Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013, and four seats will be up for election in November 2015.

Elections

2013

Candidates

Election results

Spring Independent School District, Position 1, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDeborah Jensen Incumbent 100% 3,367
Total Votes 3,367
Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Spring Independent School District, Position 2, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngChris A. Bell 74% 3,074
     Nonpartisan Larry E. Humphrey II 26% 1,081
Total Votes 4,155
Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Spring Independent School District, Position 3, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJustine Durant Incumbent 64.4% 2,655
     Nonpartisan Tammi Humphrey 35.6% 1,468
Total Votes 4,123
Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013

Endorsements

No endorsements were made in this election.

Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Texas Ethics Commission.[5]

Past elections

What was at stake?

Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013 covering Positions 1, 2 and 3. The two incumbents in Positions 1 and 3 retained their seats, while newcomer Chris A. Bell was elected to the board in Position 2.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Spring Independent School District election in 2013:[6]

Deadline Event
July 27, 2013 First day for filing nominating petitions
August 26, 2013 Last day to file nominating petitions
November 5, 2013 Election day

Additional elections on the ballot

This election shared the ballot with various city council positions, as well as other school districts in Harris County, including Houston Independent School District and Alief Independent School District.

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