|Board member, Hamilton County Board of Education, District 8|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||August 5, 2010|
|Next general||August 7, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Tennessee Temple University|
|Master's||Tennessee Technical University|
David Testerman is the District 8 member of the Hamilton County Board of Education in Tennessee. He is running for re-election in a general election on August 7, 2014. He was first elected to the board on August 5, 2010. Testerman also ran unsuccessfully as a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 10 of the Tennessee State Senate.
The general election in Hamilton County features five seats up for election on August 7, 2014. Greg Martin is seeking re-election in District 3 against Jim Watson. The District 5 race includes newcomers Richard K. Bennett, Samuel Blakemore, Patrick D. Hampton, Karitsa Mosley, Cynthia Stanley-Cash, Jacqueline A. Thomas and Yashika Ward. Incumbent Joe Galloway faces newcomers Oscar Brock and C. Ballard Scearce, Jr. in District 6. The District 8 race features incumbent David Testerman and challenger Samevelyn Morgan Rock. Newcomers Karen Farrow, Steve Highlander, Larry Lewis, Dean Moorhouse and Tim White are competing for the District 9 seat.
Since a majority of the seats on the board are up for election, the governing majority of the board may shift as a result of this election.
Testerman began the race with an existing campaign debt of $5,828.00 from his previous campaigns. He reported no contributions or expenditures to the Hamilton County Election Commission as of June 25, 2014. 
- See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2012
Testerman ran in the 2012 election for Tennessee State Senate District 10. Testerman ran against Andrae McGary and Quenston Coleman in the August 2, 2012, Democratic primary. Todd Gardenhire ran against Greg Vital in the Republican primary. Incumbent Democrat Andy Berke did not seek re-election.
|Tennessee State Senate, District 10 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Hamilton County School District, District 8 General Election, 4-year term, 2010|
|Nonpartisan||Andrew "Andy" Mullin||20%||839|
|Source: Hamilton County, TN - Election Commission, "Election Archives," accessed June 25, 2014|
Testerman made education the focal point of his Tennessee State Senate campaign and stated, "Education overshadows all -- re-establishing technical education, reining in student loan debts and supporting public school teachers."
About the districtHamilton County, Tennessee. The county seat of Hamilton County is Chattanooga. Hamilton County is home to 348,673 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau. Hamilton County School District is the fourth-largest school district in Tennessee, serving 43,296 students during the 2011-2012 school year.
Hamilton County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Tennessee in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 27.8 percent of Hamilton County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 23.5 percent for Tennessee as a whole. The median household income in Hamilton County was $46,544 compared to $44,140 for the state of Tennessee. The poverty rate in Hamilton County was 16.2 percent compared to 17.3 percent for the entire state.
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.
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- Hamilton County, TN - Election Commission, "Candidate Guide," accessed June 25, 2014
- Chattanooga Times Free Press, "HCEA endorses commission, school board candidates," May 5, 2014
- Chattanooga Times Free Press, "Times picks for District 8 and District 9," July 19, 2014
- Tennessee Department of State - Elections, "List of 2012 Candidates," accessed July 5, 2012
- Chattanooga Times Free Press, "Table is set for GOP win in Tennessee's 10th state Senate District," July 8, 2012
- United States Census Bureau, "Hamilton County, Tennessee," accessed July 10, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 22, 2014
- Tennessee Secretary of State, "Election Results," accessed June 25, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Hamilton County School District Elections|
|Hamilton County, Tennessee|
|Election date:||August 7, 2014|
|Candidates:||District 3: • Incumbent, Greg Martin • Jim Watson|
District 5: • Richard K. Bennett • Samuel Blakemore • Patrick D. Hampton • Karitsa Mosley • Cynthia Stanley-Cash • Jacqueline A. Thomas • Yashika Ward
|Important information:||Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|