Walter Christian Schumm

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Walter Christian Schumm
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Board member, Oldham County Board of Education, District 2
Incumbent
Term ends
2018
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Next general2018
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPenn State University
Personal
ProfessionFarmer and business owner
Websites
Office website
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Walter Christian Schumm is the District 2 member of the Oldham County Board of Education in Kentucky. He ran unopposed and won re-election by default in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Schumm was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Kentucky. Schumm was defeated by Thomas Massie in the Republican primary on May 22, 2012.[1]

Biography

Schumm earned his B.S. in logistics from Penn State University in 1980. Schumm is a member of the Greater Louisville Board of Realtors. He managed a residential development, owned and ran a construction and a licensed real estate business. In addition, he was a local farm owner, operator and producer. Schumm is married to his wife, Jean Schumm. They have five children.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Oldham County Schools elections (2014)

Opposition

The election in Oldham County featured two seats up for general election on November 4, 2014. There was no primary election. Incumbents Walt Schumm and Jennifer Beckner were unopposed in their bids for re-election to Districts 2 and 5, respectively.

Results

Oldham County Schools, District 2 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngWalt Schumm Incumbent 100% 2,496
Total Votes 2,496
Source: Oldham County Clerk, "2014 General Election Unofficial Results," accessed November 5, 2014 These results are unofficial and will be updated when certified results are available.

Funding

State law did not require campaign finance reporting if contributions or expenditures did not exceed $1,000 in an election cycle.[3]

Endorsements

Schumm did not receive any official endorsements in 2014.

2012

See also: Kentucky's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

Schumm ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Kentucky's 4th District. Schumm sought the nomination on the Republican ticket.[4] Schumm faced Alecia Webb-Edgington, Thomas Massie, Brian Oerther, Tom Wurtz, Marc Carey and Gary Moore in the Republican primary. Schumm was defeated by Thomas Massie in the primary.[5] Candidates wishing to run were initially required to file by the signature filing deadline of January 31, 2012. However because the legislature was unable to complete new redistricting maps on time, the deadline was pushed back one week.[6] The new deadline was February 7, 2012.[7] The primary elections were held on May 22, 2012.[8]

U.S. House, Kentucky District 4 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Massie 44.8% 19,689
Alecia Webb-Edgington 28.6% 12,557
Gary Moore 14.8% 6,521
Brian Oerther 0.6% 257
Tom Wurtz 1.4% 598
Marc Carey 1.8% 783
Walter Christian Schumm 8% 3,514
Total Votes 43,919

2010

Oldham County Schools, District 2 General Election, 4-year term, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngWalt Schumm 100% 2,879
Total Votes 2,879
Source: Oldham County Clerk, "2010 General Election Results," accessed September 9, 2014

What was at stake?

There were two seats on the school board up for election on November 4, 2014. Incumbents Walt Schumm and Jennifer Beckner were unopposed in their bids for re-election to Districts 2 and 5, respectively, which guaranteed their re-election.

Issues in the district

Tax increase

On September 11, 2014, the Oldham County Board of Education voted to increase property taxes from 73.4 cents per $100 of assessed property to 76.5 cents. Superintendent Will Wells had asked for the increase in order to pay teachers at a competitive rate. Officials estimated the hike would raise an additional $1.6 million in revenue for the district. Walt Schumm was the only board member to vote against the proposal.[9]

About the district

See also: Oldham County Schools, Kentucky
Oldham County Schools is located in Oldham County, Kentucky.

Oldham County Schools is located in Oldham County, Kentucky. The county seat is La Grange. Oldham County is home to 62,364 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[10] In the 2011-2012 school year, Oldham County Schools was the eighth-largest school district in Kentucky and served 12,053 students.[11]

Demographics

Oldham County overperformed compared to the rest of Kentucky in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 39.3 percent of Oldham County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 21.0 percent for Kentucky as a whole. The median household income for Oldham County was $83,164 compared to $42,610 for the state of Kentucky. The percentage of people below poverty level for Oldham County was 6.8 percent while it was 18.6 percent for the state of Kentucky.[10]

Racial Demographics, 2013[10]
Race Oldham County (%) Kentucky (%)
White 92.0 88.5
Black or African American 4.4 8.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 0.3
Asian 1.6 1.3
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or more race 1.5 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 3.6 3.3

Party registration, Oldham County, 2014[12]
Party Number of registered voters
Republican 25,164
Democratic 16,007
Independent 1,257
Libertarian 125
Green 11
Other 3,408
Total 45,972

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.[13]

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