Tammi Humphrey

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Tammi Humphrey
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Board Member, Beaumont Independent School District, Position 3
Former Candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionFormer Spring ISD teacher
Tammi Humphrey was a candidate for the Position 3 seat on the Spring Independent School Board of Education. She lost election to incumbent Justine Durant on November 5, 2013. She campaigned for school safety and the importance of the addition of metal detectors to Spring ISD.

Elections

2013

See also: Spring Independent School District elections (2013)

Results

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

Humphrey was not endorsed in this campaign.

Funding

Humphrey reported no contributions or expenditures to the Texas Ethics Commission.[1]

Campaign themes

On September 3, 2013, Spring ISD student Joshua Broussard was fatally stabbed and three others were injured at Spring High School. Humphrey impresses the importance of adding metal detectors to all elementary, middle and high schools in the district. A bond was passed in 2011, in which voters in the district voted to fund the purchase of metal detectors in Spring ISD, however the machines were never purchased or installed in schools.

At a recent protest, Humphrey held a sign reading, "All school board members need to resign immediately."[2][3]

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.

Issues

Termination from Spring ISD

Humphrey is a former Spring ISD teacher, where she was employed for ten months. In August 2012, Humphrey had complained of a water leak in her classroom, citing that she was inhaling toxic chemicals that made her ill, and as a result, causing her to miss work. Her contract was terminated with Spring ISD, with the district citing she did not provide proper documentation for the leave. A lawsuit followed wherein Humphrey petitioned the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for Spring ISD improperly terminating her. On April 19, 2013, Humphrey's appeal was denied and the judgement upheld.[4]

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.[5] Spring Independent School District is the 32nd-largest school district in Texas, serving 36,513 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[6]

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.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
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.[7]

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