Palamand has both his Bachelor's and his Master's degree from Washington University at St. Louis. He has run a metal-cutting machine shop for 30 years.
|Mehlville School District, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Rich Franz Incumbent||14.2%||2,564|
|Source: St. Louis County, Missouri, "General Municipal Election Official Results," accessed June 20, 2014|
Palamand did not file a campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission.
What was at stake?
Three seats on the Mehlville school board were up for general election on April 8, 2014. Newcomers Venki Palamand, Jean Pretto and Samantha Stormer defeated the incumbent Rich Franz, as well as fellow challenger Randy Howard. Incumbents Mark Stoner and Elaine Powers had decided not to seek another term.
Issues in the district
In January 2014, it was announced that the Mehlville School Board was considering giving raises to teachers that met certain standards set by the Missouri School Improvement Program. Board member Elaine Powers stated that specific details had not been sorted out yet, but that it was being given serious consideration.
About the district
- See also: Mehlville School District, Missouri
St. Louis County outperformed the rest of Missouri in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 40.6 percent of St. Louis County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.2 percent for Missouri as a whole. The median household income in St. Louis County was $58,910 compared to $47,380 for the state of Missouri. The poverty rate in St. Louis County was 10.9 percent compared to 15.5 percent for the entire state.
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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- Venki Palamand, "Home," accessed February 12, 2014
- Missouri Ethics Commission, "Campaign Finance Reports," accessed April 9, 2014
- Facebook, "Mehlville Community Taxpayers for Mehlville," accessed April 8, 2014
- Missouri NEA, "Recommendations," accessed April 8, 2014
- Staff report, CBS St. Louis, "Mehlville School District Considering Merit-Based Pay Plan," January 24, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "St. Louis County, Missouri," accessed February 3, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 22, 2014
- Missouri Secretary of State, "Missouri Election Results," accessed January 23, 2015
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Mehlville School District Elections|
|Clay County, Missouri|
|Election date:||April 8, 2014|
|Candidates:||At-large: Incumbent, Rich Franz • Randy Howard • Venki Palamand • Jean Pretto • Samantha Stormer|
|Important information:||What was at stake? • Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|