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Tammi Humphrey

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Tammi Humphrey
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Board Member, Beaumont Independent School District, Position 3
Former Candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
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ProfessionFormer Spring ISD teacher
Tammi Humphrey was a candidate for the Position 3 seat on the Spring Independent School Board of Education. She lost election to incumbent Justine Durant on November 5, 2013. She campaigned for school safety and the importance of the addition of metal detectors to Spring ISD.

Elections

2013

See also: Spring Independent School District elections (2013)

Results

Spring Independent School District, Position 3, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJustine Durant Incumbent 64.4% 2,655
     Nonpartisan Tammi Humphrey 35.6% 1,468
Total Votes 4,123
Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013

Endorsements

Humphrey was not endorsed in this campaign.

Funding

Humphrey reported no contributions or expenditures to the Texas Ethics Commission.[1]

Campaign themes

On September 3, 2013, Spring ISD student Joshua Broussard was fatally stabbed and three others were injured at Spring High School. Humphrey impresses the importance of adding metal detectors to all elementary, middle and high schools in the district. A bond was passed in 2011, in which voters in the district voted to fund the purchase of metal detectors in Spring ISD, however the machines were never purchased or installed in schools.

At a recent protest, Humphrey held a sign reading, "All school board members need to resign immediately."[2][3]

What was at stake?

Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013 covering Positions 1, 2 and 3. The two incumbents in Positions 1 and 3 retained their seats, while newcomer Chris A. Bell was elected to the board in Position 2.

Issues

Termination from Spring ISD

Humphrey is a former Spring ISD teacher, where she was employed for ten months. In August 2012, Humphrey had complained of a water leak in her classroom, citing that she was inhaling toxic chemicals that made her ill, and as a result, causing her to miss work. Her contract was terminated with Spring ISD, with the district citing she did not provide proper documentation for the leave. A lawsuit followed wherein Humphrey petitioned the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for Spring ISD improperly terminating her. On April 19, 2013, Humphrey's appeal was denied and the judgement upheld.[4]

About the district

Spring Independent School District is located in Harris County, TX
Spring ISD is located in Houston, Texas, which is also a seat of Harris County, Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Houston is home to 2,099,451 residents.[5]

Demographics

In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Houston underperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 74.4% compared to 80.4% statewide. The average household income was $44,124 compared to $50,920 in the entire state. Houston had a poverty rate of 21.5%, while the poverty rate for Texas was 17.0%.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2010[5]
Race Houston city (%) Texas (%)
White 50.5 70.4
Hispanic or Latino 43.8 37.6
Black or African American 23.7 11.8
Asian 6.0 3.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 0.7
Two or More Races 3.3 2.7

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