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Stafford County Public Schools elections (2013)

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2013 Stafford 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
Virginia
Stafford County Public Schools
Stafford County, Virginia ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Virginia
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Four seats on the Stafford County School Board were up for election on November 5, 2013. The Aquia and Falmouth Districts were filled by newcomers Irene Egan and Scott Hirons who defeated challengers Vanessa Griffin and Mark G. Kitta, respectively. Garrisonville District incumbent Nanette Kidby defeated Pamela R. Yeung and Hartwood District incumbent Holly H. Hazard beat out Eric Herr.

About the district

See also: Stafford County Public Schools, Virginia
Stafford County Public Schools is located in Stafford County, Virginia.
Stafford County Public Schools is located in Stafford County, Virginia. The county seat of Stafford County is Stafford. Stafford County is home to 136,788 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] In the 2011-2012 school year, Stafford County Public Schools was the 10th-largest school district in Virginia and served 27,333 students.[2]

Demographics

Stafford County outperformed the rest of Virginia in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 36.2 percent of Stafford 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 Stafford County was $97,110 compared to $63,907 for the state of Virginia. The poverty rate in Stafford County was 5.1 percent compared to 11.3 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2013[1]
Race Stafford County (%) Virginia (%)
White 74.6 70.8
Black or African American 17.8 19.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 0.5
Asian 3.1 6.1
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 3.7 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 10.5 8.6

Presidential Voting Pattern, Stafford County[3]
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

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 Stafford County School Board is composed of seven members elected by district. They serve four year terms that are staggered. Four seats were up for election on November 5, 2013 and three seats will be up in November 2015.[5]

Elections

2013

Candidates

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  • Scott Hirons
    • Contractor, US Army at Fort Belvoir
  • Mark G. Kitta
    • Assistant Director of Facilities Management, George Mason University

Election results

Stafford County Public Schools, Aquia District General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngIrene Egan 61.2% 2,841
     Independent Vanessa Griffin 38.2% 1,773
     Independent Write-in votes 0.6% 27
Total Votes 4,641
Source: Stafford County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Stafford County Public Schools, Falmouth District General Election, 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


Stafford County Public Schools, Garrisonville District General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngNanette Kidby Incumbent 51.1% 2,182
     Independent Pamela R. Yeung 48.2% 2,058
     Independent Write-in votes 0.7% 32
Total Votes 4,272
Source: Stafford County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Stafford County Public Schools, Hartwood District General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngHolly H. Hazard Incumbent 52.6% 2,750
     Independent Eric Herr 46.9% 2,453
     Independent Write-in votes 0.4% 22
Total Votes 5,225
Source: Stafford County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013

Endorsements

Hartwood District candidate Herr was endorsed by Virginia Congressman Rob Wittman, Stafford Sheriff Charlie Jett, Senator Richard Stuart and Delegate Mark Cole.[6] Garrisonville District incumbent Kidby was endorsed by the Stafford Education Association.[7]

Campaign finance

Candidates received a total of $44,915.20 and spent a total of $43,946.75 during the election, according to the Virginia State Board of Elections.[8]

In the Aquia District race, candidates received a total of $6,378.90 and spent a total of $300.95.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Contributions Maintained
Irene Egan $6,378.90 $6,077.95 $300.95
Vanessa Griffin - - -

In the Falmouth District race, candidates received a total of $19,840.30 and spent a total of $19,756.99.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Contributions Maintained
Scott Hirons $12,885.15 $12,806.82 $78.33
Mark G. Kitta $6,955.15 $6,950.17 $4.98

In the Garrisonville District race, candidates received a total of $1,207.11 and spent a total of $1,151.90.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Contributions Maintained
Nanette Kidby - - -
Pamela R. Yeung $1,207.11 $1,151.90 $55.21

In the Hartwood District race, candidates received a total of $17,488.89 and spent a total of $16,959.91.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Contributions Maintained
Holly H. Hazard $6,344.67 $6,199.82 $144.85
Eric Herr $11,144.22 $10,760.09 $384.13

Past elections

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.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Stafford County Public School Board election in 2013:[9]

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

Recent news

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See also

External links

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