Klein Independent School District elections (2013)

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2013 Klein Independent School District 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
Texas
Klein Independent School District
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Two seats on the Klein Independent School District were up for election on November 5, 2013. Incumbents Paul Lanham and Rick Mann won re-election in Positions 6 and 7 over challengers Dustin Qualls and Vijay Patel, respectively.

About the district

See also: Klein Independent School District, Texas
Klein Independent School District is located in Harris County, Texas
Klein Independent School District is located in Harris County, Texas. The county seat of Harris County is Houston. Harris County is home to 4,092,459 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] Klein Independent School District is the 20th-largest school district in Texas, serving 46,002 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[2]

Demographics

Harris County overperformed in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 28.1 percent of Harris County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.3 percent for Texas as a whole. The median household income in Harris County was $53,160 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Harris County was 17.9 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Harris County (%) Texas (%)
White 70.7 80.3
Black or African American 19.5 12.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1 1.0
Asian 6.8 4.3
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.7 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 41.6 38.4

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.[3]

Method of board member selection

The Klein Independent School District board is made up of 7 members who serve three-year terms and are elected in a nonpartisan election. The KISD did not hold a primary election and the general election was held on November 5, 2013.[4]

Elections

2013

Candidates

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Election results

Klein Independent School District, Position 6, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Lanham Incumbent 53.5% 4,272
     Nonpartisan Dustin Qualls 46.5% 3,716
Total Votes 7,988
Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Klein Independent School District, Position 7, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRick Mann Incumbent 62.7% 5,201
     Nonpartisan Vijay Patel 37.3% 3,090
Total Votes 8,291
Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013

Endorsements

No endorsements were made in this election.

Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Texas Ethics Commission.[5]

Past elections

What was at stake?

A significant topic that faced the district this year is the potential for growth and dealing with the fiscal issues that go along with it. As a result of a new Exxon Mobil campus, as well as the arrival of The Grand Parkway, both coming in 2015, the district is looking to hire nearly 200 new personnel in 2014.[6]

Two seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those seats were for Positions 6 & 7, held by Paul Lanham and Rick Mann, respectively. Both incumbents won re-election.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Klein Independent School District election in 2013:[7]

Deadline Event
July 27, 2013 First day for filing nominating petitions
August 26, 2013 Last day to file nominating petitions
November 5, 2013 Election day

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