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, Mo.
Wentzville R-IV School District is located in east-central Missouri in St. Charles County. The county seat of St. Charles County is St. Charles. St. Charles County is home to 373,495 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] In the 2011-2012 school year, Wentzville R-IV School District was the 14th-largest school district in Missouri and served 13,391 students.[2]

Demographics

St. Charles County outperformed the rest of Missouri in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 35.1 percent of St. Charles 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. Charles County was $71,077 compared to $47,380 for the state of Missouri. The poverty rate in St. Charles County was 5.8 percent compared to 15.5 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2013[1]
Race St. Charles County (%) Missouri (%)
White 91.0 83.7
Black or African American 4.6 11.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.5
Asian 2.4 1.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.8 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 3.0 3.9

Presidential Voting Pattern, St. Charles County[3]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 71,838 110,784
2008 84,183 102,550
2004 66,855 95,826
2000 53,806 72,114

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[4][5]

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.[6]

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: St. Charles County Election Authority, "Summary Report," April 22, 2014

Endorsements

The Missouri National Education Association endorsed incumbents Heather Reiter and Courtney Tieman, as well as newcomer Barbara Fine.[7]

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.[8]

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:[6]

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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