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Vanessa Griffin

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Vanessa Griffin
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Board Member, Stafford County Public Schools, Aquia District
Former Candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchNavy
Years of service10
Personal
ProfessionPublic service
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Vanessa Griffin was a candidate for the Aquia District on the Stafford County School Board. She lost election to challenger Irene Egan on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Griffin is a Navy veteran, with ten years of combined active and reserve service. She heads the North Stafford Farmers Market, which is a pro bono initiative. Griffin is also Vice Chair to the Transportation Advisory Committee of Stafford County, as well as the Secretary on the Architectural Review Board.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Stafford County Public Schools elections (2013)

Results

Stafford County Public Schools, Aquia District, 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

Endorsements

Griffin was not endorsed in this campaign.

Funding

Griffin reported no contributions or expenditures to the Virginia State Board of Elections.[2]

Campaign themes

Griffin participates in numerous community organizations and draws upon both this, and her Navy experience, in saying that she knows a positive direction for Aquia schools. Griffin states, "In order to ensure our schools are properly preparing our children for a prosperous future, we have to elect people to the School Board, who understand the mission of the School Board."[1]

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.

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.[3] In the 2011-2012 school year, Stafford County Public Schools was the 10th-largest school district in Virginia and served 27,333 students.[4]

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.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
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[5]
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.[6] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

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