Jeffrey Alan Williams

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Jeffrey Alan Williams
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Springdale School Board, Zone 2
Incumbent
Term ends
2013
Years in position 6
Elections and appointments
Last electionSeptember 17, 2013
First electedSeptember 2008
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolSpringdale High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Personal
ProfessionChief financial officer
Websites
Office website
Jeffrey Alan Williams currently serves as the Zone 2 member on the Springdale Public School Board . He was first elected to the board in 2008 and won re-election on September 17, 2013 without opposition.

Biography

Williams earned a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He is the Chief Financial Officer for America's Car-Mart.[1] Williams and his wife, Christine, have five children.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Springdale Public Schools elections (2013)

Williams won re-election without opposition to the Zone 2 seat on September 17, 2013.

Springdale Public Schools, Zone 2 General Election, 5-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJeffrey Alan Williams Incumbent 100% 306
Total Votes 306
Source: Washington County Election Commission, "2013 Annual School Election Unofficial Results," September 17, 2014


Campaign finance

As of August 22, 2013, Williams has not disclosed any campaign finance expenditures or contributions.[2]

2008

On September 16, 2008, Jeffrey Alan Williams defeated challenger James McGinnis for the Zone 2 seat on the Springdale Public Schools Board of Education.

Springdale Public Schools Zone 2, General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJeffrey Alan Williams 79.1% 481
     Nonpartisan James McGinnis 20.9% 127
Total Votes 608
Source: Washington County, "2008 Annual School Election, September 18, 2008" accessed August 22, 2013

What was at stake?

Two seats in Zone 2 and an at-large position were up for election on September 17, 2013. Williams was unopposed for the Zone 2 position on the School Board.

The district is in the first year of implementing a school choice program approved by the state legislature. The Arkansas State Legislature passed the Public School Choice Act of 2013, which went into effect on April 16, 2013. This law allows parents to select from a broader menu of area schools for their children.[3] The district is a participant in the program and allows parents from other districts to apply for enrollment to Springdale schools.[4]

About the district

See also: Springdale Public Schools, Arkansas
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Springdale Public Schools is a school district located in Northwest Arkansas in Washington and Benton counties. It is located Northwest of the captial Little Rock. According to the 2010 Census, Springdale is home to 70,382 residents.[5]
Racial Demographics, 2012[6]
Race Springdale (%) Arkansas (%)
White 64.7 80.0
Black or African American 1.8 15.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.0 0.9
Asian 2.0 1.4
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 5.7 0.3
Two or More Races 2.0 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 35.4 6.8



Demographics

Springdale outperforms the rest of Arkansas when measured on the basis of median household income but underperforms when measured on percentage of residents living below the poverty level and percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma. The median household income in Springdale was $41,753 compared to $40,149 for the state of Arkansas. 17.3% of Springdale residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 19.6% in Arkansas. The US Census also showed the poverty rate in Springdale was 21.3% compared to 18.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 69.7% of Springdale residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 82.7% in Arkansas.[7]

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