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Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools elections (2013)

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2013 Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Virginia
Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools
James City County, Virginia ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Virginia
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Two seats on the Williamsburg-James City County School Board were up for election on November 5, 2013. Jamestown District incumbent Jim L. Kelly ran unopposed and retained his seat, while incumbent Joe Fuentes defeated challenger Melinda Lincoln-Richardson in the Powhatan District.

About the district

See also: Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools, Virginia
Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools is located in James City County, Virginia.
Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools is located in James City County, Virginia. The county seat of James City County is Williamsburg. James City County is home to 70,516 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] In the 2011-2012 school year, Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools was the 26th-largest school district in Virginia and served 10,975 students.[2]

Demographics

James City County outperformed the rest of Virginia in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 45.8 percent of James City County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 35.2 percent for Virginia as a whole. The median household income in James City County was $76,960 compared to $63,907 for the state of Virginia. The poverty rate in James City County was 8.7 percent compared to 11.3 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2013[1]
Race James City County (%) Virginia (%)
White 80.8 70.8
Black or African American 13.7 19.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.5
Asian 2.5 6.1
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.6 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 5.3 8.6

Presidential Voting Pattern, James City County[3]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 43.4 55.4
2008 45.0 54.2
2004 38.4 61.0
2000 37.1 59.7

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.[4] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

Method of board member selection

The Williamsburg City-County School Board is made up of seven members, five are elected by district in James City County and two members are appointed by the Williamsburg City Council to serve at-large. All members serve four year terms. The election of county school board members coincides with the election of county governing officials. WJCCPS did not hold a primary election and the general election was held on November 5, 2013.[5]

Elections

2013

Candidates

Election results

Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools, Jamestown District General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngJim L. Kelly Incumbent 97% 4,106
     Independent Write-in votes 3% 126
Total Votes 4,232
Source: James City County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools, Powhatan District General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Fuentes Incumbent 74.3% 3,118
     Independent Melinda Lincoln-Richardson 25.1% 1,053
     Independent Write-in votes 0.6% 27
Total Votes 4,198
Source: James City County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013

Endorsements

Joe Fuentes received endorsements from The Virginia Gazette and former school board chairman John Alewynse.[6][7]

Campaign finance

Candidates received a total of $8,469.50 and spent a total of $4,009.93, according to the Virginia State Board of Elections.[8]

In the Jamestown District race, Jim L. Kelly received a total of $750 and spent a total of $720.22.

In the Powhatan District race, candidates received a total of $7,719.50 and spent a total of $3,289.71.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Contributions Maintained
Joe Fuentes $7,154.00 $2,724.21 $4,429.79
Melinda Lincoln-Richardson $565.50 $565.50 $0

Past elections

What was at stake?

Two seats were up for election on the Williamsburg-James City County Public School Board on November 5, 2013. Both incumbents sought re-election and retained their seats.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Williamsburg-James City County Public School Board election in 2013:[9]

Deadline Event
June 11, 2013 Last day to file nominating petitions
October 15, 2013 Last day to register to vote
November 5, 2013 Election day

Additional elections on the ballot

This election shared the ballot with other municipal and school board elections, as well as the statewide offices for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.

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See also

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