Earnestine Tucker

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Earnestine Tucker
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Board Member, Tuscaloosa City School Board, District 2
Incumbent
Term ends
2017
Years in position 9
Elections and appointments
Last electionAugust 27, 2013
First electedAugust 23, 2005
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alabama
Associate'sMiles College
Master'sUniversity of Alabama
Personal
ProfessionNurse Practitioner
Websites
Office website
Earnestine Tucker currently represents District 2 of the Tuscaloosa City Schools Board of Education. She was first elected to the seat in 2001 and won re-election on August 27, 2013.

Biography

Tucker earned her bachelor's degree from University of Alabama. She also attended Miles College. Tucker is a nurse practitioner. During her time at the University of Alabama, she served as the President of the Black Faculty and Staff Association.[1]

Elections

2013

In 2013, Tucker was unopposed for the District 2 seat on the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education.

2009

In 2009, Tucker was unopposed for the District 2 seat on the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education.

2005

On August 23, 2005, Tucker defeated Alfred Jones to win the District 2 seat on the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education.[2]

Tuscaloosa City School Board, District 1, 2005
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngEarnestine Tucker 89.6% 1,482
     Nonpartisan Alfred Jones 10.4% 172
Total Votes 1,654

About the district

Tuscaloosa City Schools is located in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
Tuscaloosa City Schools is located in Tuscaloosa County. Tuscaloosa is located northwest of the state capital, Montgomery. According to the 2010 Census, Tuscaloosa is home to 90,898 residents.[3]

Demographics

Tuscaloosa lags behind the rest of Alabama based on median household income and persons below the poverty level but outperforms the state average in high school graduation rates. The median household income for Tuscaloosa is $34,359 when compared to $42,934 for the state of Alabama. The percentage of people below poverty level for Tuscaloosa is 29.6% while it is 17.3% for the state of Alabama. 85.3% of persons over the age of 25 have a high school degree, while 81.9% of Alabama residents have a high school degree. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 32.7% of Tuscaloosa residents aged 25 or older have a bachelor's degree, while the same rate is 22% for the state of Alabama.

2010 Census Data for Tuscaloosa, Alabama[3]
Race Tuscaloosa State of Alabama
White 53.8% 68.5%
Black or African American 41.5% 26.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2% 0.6%
Asian 1.8% 1.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Z 0.1%
Two or more race 1.1% 1.5%
Hispanic or Latino 3.0% 3.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino 52.6% 67%


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