|Member, Tuscaloosa City Board of Education, District 7|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||August 27, 2013|
|First elected||August 25, 2009|
|Associate's||University of Phoenix|
Simmons earned his Associate's degree in Business from University of Phoenix. He also attended Alabama A&M University. Simmons has worked as a warehouse manager for JIT Services and a restaurant manager. He currently works as a production manager for ARD Logistics Alabama LLC.
Simmons won re-election to the District 7 seat on the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education. He was opposed by challenger Renwick Jones in the August 27, 2013 general election.
|Tuscaloosa Board of Education District 7, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Erskine Simmons Incumbent||64.1%||688|
|Source: Fox 6 News These results are unofficial.|
Simmons first won election to the District 7 position on the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education in the August 25, 2009 election without opposition.
Simmons's campaign website listed the following themes for the 2013 campaign:
"Our system has made several strides over the last few years. Even through the tragedies of the storm, our system has been made stronger, safer, and better than ever before. We have added 21 pre-k classrooms, extended our social services for parents and students, and hired specialists in reading and math. Expulsions and disciplinary problems have continued to decrease through our nationally recognized HELP, HALT, STARS and Success Prep programs."
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
About the district
- See also: Tuscaloosa City Schools, Alabama
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|
|Race||Tuscaloosa||State of Alabama|
|Black or African American||41.5%||26.2%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.2%||0.6%|
|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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- Tuscaloosa City Schools, Alabama
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