Wentzville R-IV School District elections (2014)

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2014 Wentzville R-IV School District Elections

General Election date:
April 8, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Missouri
Wentzville R-IV School District
St. Charles County, Missouri ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Missouri
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Three seats on the Wentzville R-IV School District board were up for general election on April 8, 2014. Incumbent Courtney Tieman and newcomers Barbara Fine and Kenneth Mayer triumphed over incumbent Heather Reiter and challengers Marcos Chu, Ron Lares, Angie Ward and Rick Glidewell for the three at-large seats.

About the district

See also: Wentzville R-IV School District, Missouri
Wentzville R-IV School District is located in St. Charles County, Missouri
Wentzville R-IV School District is located in St. Charles County, Missouri. The county seat of St. Charles County is St. Charles. The county's population was 360,485 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[1]

Demographics

St. Charles County outperforms the rest of Missouri in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 34.9% of St. Charles County residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 25.8% rate for the state of Missouri. St. Charles County had a median income of $71,416 in 2010 compared to $47,333 for Missouri. The poverty rate for St. Charles County was 5.4% in 2010 compared to a 10.5% rate for the rest of the state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2010[1]
Race St. Charles County (%) Missouri (%)
White 91.2 82.8
Black or African American 4.4 11.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.5
Asian 2.3 1.6
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.7 2.1
Hispanic or Latino 3.0 3.5

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.[2]

Method of board member selection

The Wentzville R-IV school board consists of seven members elected at-large to three-year terms. There was no primary election and the general election was held on April 8, 2014 for three seats. Two seats will be on the ballot in 2015.

Candidates began to file affidavits of candidacy on December 17, 2013. The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the general election was January 21, 2014 and the deadline for candidate certification was January 28, 2014.[3]

Elections

2014

Candidates

  • Marcos Chu
    • Graduate, Purdue University, University of Phoenix
    • Affordability engineer
  • Barbara Fine Green check mark transparent.png
    • Retired educator
  • Rick Glidewell
    • Graduate, William Jewell College, University of Central Missouri and Lindenwood University
    • Retired educator
    • Community volunteer
  • Ron Lares
    • Graduate, University of Minnesota
    • Retired electrical engineer
    • Mentor
  • Kenneth Mayer Green check mark transparent.png
    • Graduate, University of Texas
    • Businessman
  • Heather Reiter
    • Incumbent
    • Businesswoman
  • Courtney Tieman Green check mark transparent.png
    • Incumbent and board vice president
    • Graduate, University of Missouri at Columbia and Indiana University
    • Environmental Specialist, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
  • Angie Ward
    • Senior Human Resource Generalist, Synergetics, Inc.

Election results

Wentzville R-IV School District, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCourtney Tieman Incumbent 17.1% 2,925
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Fine 15.1% 2,585
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKenneth Mayer 14.8% 2,545
     Nonpartisan Heather Reiter Incumbent 14.1% 2,422
     Nonpartisan Marcos Chu 12.4% 2,133
     Nonpartisan Ron Lares 12.3% 2,116
     Nonpartisan Angie Ward 7.7% 1,320
     Nonpartisan Rick Glidewell 6.4% 1,102
Total Votes 17,148
Source: Joe Millitzer, Fox 2 News, "Results for the April 8th Missouri general municipal election," April 8, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.

Endorsements

The Missouri National Education Association endorsed incumbents Heather Reiter and Courtney Tieman, as well as newcomer Barbara Fine.[4]

Campaign finance

Ron Lares received $2,835 in campaign contributions and spent $1,477.24, leaving him with $1,357.76 on hand. He was the only candidate to file a finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission.[5]

Past elections

What was at stake?

Three seats on the Wentzville R-IV school board were up for general election on April 8, 2014. Incumbent Courtney Tieman and newcomers Barbara Fine and Kenneth Mayer triumphed over incumbent Heather Reiter and challengers Marcos Chu, Ron Lares, Angie Ward and Rick Glidewell for the three at-large seats. Incumbent Terry Ratcliff did not file for re-election of his seat.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Wentzville R-IV School District election in 2014:[3]

Deadline Event
December 17, 2013 First day for candidate filing
December 24, 2013 First day for candidate filing (Kansas City)
January 21, 2014 Last day for candidate filing
January 28, 2014 Final certification date
March 12, 2014 Last day to register to vote
April 8, 2014 Election day

Additional elections on the ballot

The Wentzville R-IV school board election shared the ballot with other municipal elections in St. Charles County.

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