|Former candidate for|
|Board Member, Keller Board of Education, Place 5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||May 10, 2014|
|High school||Wills Point High School, 1993|
|Bachelor's||The University of Texas at Austin|
|Place of birth||Dallas, TX|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Elections
- 3 What was at stake?
- 4 About the district
- 5 Recent news
- 6 See also
- 7 External links
- 8 References
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. He is married with two children.
|Keller Independent School District, Place 5, 3-year term, May 10, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Jo Lynn Haussmann||50.5%||2,138|
|Source: Tarrant County Board of Elections, "Official Election Results," May 12, 2014|
Hardin did not file a campaign finance report with the Texas Ethics Commission.
Hardin did not receive an endorsement in this election.
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.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 93, General Election, 2012|
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. Small business owner Jo Lynn Haussmann filled that seat.
Issues in the district
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.
About the districtTarrant 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.
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.