Shane Hardin

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Shane Hardin
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Board Member, Keller Board of Education, Place 5
Former candidate
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 10, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolWills Point High School, 1993
Bachelor'sThe University of Texas at Austin
Personal
Place of birthDallas, TX
ProfessionConstruction manager
ReligionChristian
Websites
Campaign website
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Shane Hardin was a candidate for Place 5 on the Keller school board in Texas. He was defeated by challenger Jo Lynn Haussmann in the general election on May 10, 2014. Hardin was also a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 93 of the Texas House of Representatives.

Biography

Hardin earned his bachelor's degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin. He then worked as a non-profit association lobbyist until 2001. Hardin has worked in the construction industry since then.[1] He is married with two children.

Elections

2014

See also: Keller Independent School District elections (2014)

Opposition

Shane Hardin ran against fellow challengers Jo Lynn Haussmann, Terry King and Jim Joros on May 10, 2014 for the Place 5 seat.

Results

Keller Independent School District, Place 5, 3-year term, May 10, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJo Lynn Haussmann 50.5% 2,138
     Nonpartisan Jim Joros 18.9% 801
     Nonpartisan Shane Hardin 16.7% 708
     Nonpartisan Terry King 13.9% 588
Total Votes 4,235
Source: Tarrant County Board of Elections, "Official Election Results," May 12, 2014

Funding

Hardin did not file a campaign finance report with the Texas Ethics Commission.[2]

Endorsements

Hardin did not receive an endorsement in this election.

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hardin ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 93. Hardin ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and was defeated by Matt Krause (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Texas House of Representatives, District 93, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Krause 58.9% 29,527
     Democratic Shane Hardin 37.5% 18,797
     Libertarian Bruce Beckham 3.5% 1,768
Total Votes 50,092

What was at stake?

Issues in the election

The May election decided the vacant Place 5, which had been unoccupied since the departure of member Lara Lee Hogg. She resigned in 2013 due to moving out of the district.[4] Small business owner Jo Lynn Haussmann filled that seat.

Issues in the district

Anti-bullying campaign

In late 2013 and as a result of bullying being a huge issue nationwide, Keller Independent School District launched “Reaching Out With Character And Kindness” or “ROCK,” an aggressive anti-bullying campaign. The campaign included a reality TV-style video to advocate for victims of bullies. Also as part of the campaign, 33,000 students joined hands at schools across the district. The district believes this is a proactive step to discouraging bullying, discrimination, intimidation, violence and other behaviors that are detrimental to the establishment of a safe learning environment.[5]

About the district

See also: Keller Independent School District, Texas
Keller Independent School District is located in Tarrant County, Texas
Keller Independent School District is located in Tarrant County, Texas. The county seat of Tarrant County is Fort Worth. The county's population was 1,809,034 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[6]

Demographics

Tarrant County outperforms the rest of Texas in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 29.1 percent of Tarrant County residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 26.3 percent rate for the state of Texas. Tarrant County had a median income of $56,859 in 2010 compared to $51,563 for Texas. The poverty rate for Tarrant County was 14.7 percent in 2010 compared to a 17.4 percent rate for the rest of the state.[6]

Racial Demographics, 2012[6]
Race Tarrant County (%) Texas (%)
White 76.2 80.6
Black or African American 15.6 12.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.9 1.0
Asian 5.0 4.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 2.2 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 27.4 38.2

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.[7]

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