Waterloo Community Schools elections (2013)

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2013 Waterloo Community Schools Elections

General Election date:
September 10, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Iowa
Waterloo Community Schools
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Three seats on the school board for Waterloo Community Schools were up for election on September 10, 2013. Two seats were director district seats and one seat was at-large. Significant issues facing Waterloo Community Schools in this election included dwindling enrollment figures and academic performance struggles.

About the district

Waterloo is located in Black Hawk County, Iowa
Waterloo is the county seat of Black Hawk County and lies along the banks of the Cedar River in eastern Iowa. The city's population is 68,406 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[1]

Demographics

Waterloo lags behind the rest of Iowa in regard to higher education achievement, median income, and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 18.5% of Waterloo residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 24.9% rate for the entire state. Waterloo had a median household income of $40,238 in 2010 compared to $50,451 for all of Iowa. The poverty rate for Waterloo was 18.9% in 2010 compared to an 11.9% rate for the rest of the state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Waterloo (%) Iowa (%)
White 77.3 91.3
Black or African American 15.5 2.9
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.4
Asian 1.1 1.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.3 0.1
Two or More Races 3.0 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 5.6 5.0

Presidential Voting Pattern[2]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 59.3 39.1
2008 60.2 37.9
2004 55.4 43.9
2000 54.7 42.6


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.[3]

Method of board member selection

The Waterloo school board consists of seven members elected to four-year terms. Four members are elected to director district seats, and three members are elected to at-large seats. There was no primary election for the school board election and the general election was held on September 10, 2013. Three seats were up for election in 2013 and the remaining four seats are up for election on September 8, 2015.

Individuals interested in running for the board began circulating nominating petitions on July 8, 2013. The filing deadline for the 2013 general election was August 1 and candidates had until August 6 to officially withdraw from the ballot. Each candidate had to file nomination petitions with at least 50 valid signatures to the board secretary.

Elections

2013

Candidates

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  • Angela Weekley
    • Graduate, University of Northern Iowa
    • Community inclusion manager, Veridian Credit Union

Election results

Waterloo Community Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngShanlee McNally Incumbent 96.4% 833
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 3.6% 31
Total Votes 864
Source: Andrew Wind, WCFCourier.com, "Old, new faces will grace Black Hawk County school boards," September 11, 2013


Waterloo Community Schools, District 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMike Kindschi Incumbent 98.2% 111
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.8% 2
Total Votes 113
Source: Andrew Wind, WCFCourier.com, "Old, new faces will grace Black Hawk County school boards," September 11, 2013


Waterloo Community Schools, District 4 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAngela Weekley 98% 145
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 2% 3
Total Votes 148
Source: Andrew Wind, WCFCourier.com, "Old, new faces will grace Black Hawk County school boards," September 11, 2013

Endorsements

No candidates received endorsements in this election.

Campaign finance

No campaign donations or expenditures were reported to the Iowa Secretary of State.[4]

What was at stake?

Three seats on the board were up for election on September 10, 2013. One of the three seats was held by the board vice president.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Waterloo Community Schools election in 2013:[5]

Deadline Event
July 8, 2013 First day for filing nominating petitions
August 1, 2013 Last day to file nominating petitions
August 6, 2013 Last day to withdraw from ballot
September 10, 2013 Election day

Additional elections on the ballot

Voters in the Waterloo Community School District only voted on school board elections on September 10, 2013.[6]

See also

External links

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