Walter Christian Schumm
|Walter Christian Schumm|
|Board member, Oldham County Board of Education, District 2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Penn State University|
|Profession||Farmer and business owner|
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.
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.
- See also: Oldham County Schools elections (2014)
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.
|Oldham County Schools, District 2 General Election, 4-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Walt Schumm Incumbent||100%||2,496|
|Source: Oldham County Clerk, "2014 General Election Official Results," accessed November 5, 2014|
State law did not require campaign finance reporting if contributions or expenditures did not exceed $1,000 in an election cycle.
Schumm did not receive any official endorsements in 2014.
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. 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. 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. The new deadline was February 7, 2012. The primary elections were held on May 22, 2012.
|Oldham County Schools, District 2 General Election, 4-year term, 2010|
|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
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.
About the district
- See also: Oldham County Schools, 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. In the 2011-2012 school year, Oldham County Schools was the eighth-largest school district in Kentucky and served 12,053 students.
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.
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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- Oldham County Schools
- Office website
- LinkedIn page
- 2012 Congressional campaign Twitter account
- 2012 Congressional campaign Facebook page
- WLKY "Election Results" accessed May 22, 2012
- Walter Christian Schumm for Congress, "Meet Walter Schumm" accessed May 20, 2012
- While the website listing these results still says "unofficial," Ballotpedia confirmed these numbers have been certified with the Oldham County Clerk. Margaret Koenig, "Email correspondence with Julie Barr, Oldham County Clerk," January 9, 2015
- Kentucky Registry of Election Finance, "Candidate Guide Campaign Finance," accessed September 16, 2014
- Kentucky State Board of Elections, "Candidate Filings" accessed January 23, 2012
- WLKY "Election Results" accessed May 22, 2012
- Courier Press, "Judge to rule by Tuesday on Kentucky legislative filing deadline," January 30, 2012
- Kentucky.com, "Lawmakers move to postpone congressional deadline," January 27, 2012
- Kentucky Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
- Courier-Journal, "Oldham school board OKs property tax hike," September 12, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Oldham County, Kentucky," accessed September 9, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 22, 2014
- Kentucky Secretary of State, "Voter Registration Statistics Report," August 21, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Oldham County Schools Elections|
|Oldham County, Kentucky|
|Election date:||November 4, 2014|
|Candidates:||District 1: • Incumbent, Walt Schumm|
District 2: • Incumbent, Jennifer Beckner
|Important information:||What was at stake? • Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|