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2014 Appleton Area School District Elections

General Election date:
April 1, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
See also
Appleton Area School District
Outagamie County, Wisconsin ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Wisconsin
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Three seats on the Appleton Board of Education are up for general election on April 1, 2014. Incumbents Diane Barkmeier and Sharon Fenlon are seeking re-election against John DeVantier and Barry O'Connor. Fenlon has served on the board since 1987 and Barkmeier was first elected to the board in 1996.[1]

About the district

See also: Appleton Area School District, Wisconsin
Appleton Area School District is located in Appleton, Wisconsin
Appleton Area School District is located in Appleton, Wisconsin, the county seat of Outagamie County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Appleton is home to 72,635 residents.[2] Appleton Area School District is the sixth-largest school district in Wisconsin, serving 15,194 students during the 2010-11 school year.[3]


Appleton outperformed the rest of Wisconsin in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 31.2% of Appleton residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 26.4% for Wisconsin as a whole. The median household income in Appleton was $52,605 compared to $52,627 for the state of Wisconsin. The poverty rate in Appleton was 10.5% compared to 12.5% for the entire state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Appleton (%) Wisconsin (%)
White 87.5 86.2
Black or African American 1.7 6.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 1.0
Asian 5.9 2.3
Two or More Races 2.0 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 5.0 5.9

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[4]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 48.2 50.0
2008 54.9 43.3

Method of board member selection

The Appleton Board of Education consists of seven members elected at-large to three-year terms. There is no primary election and the general election will be held on April 1, 2014. Two seats will be up for election in 2015 and another two seats will be on the ballot in 2016.[5]

Candidates for the Board of Education must be 18 years old, citizens of the United States and residents of the district at least 10 days before the election. Each candidate submitted at least 100 valid signatures to the Outagamie County Clerk by January 7, 2014.[6]





As of January 24, 2014, no candidate has received an endorsement in this election.

Campaign finance

Candidates have received a total of $1,125.00 and spent a total of $609.93 by the March 25 pre-election reporting deadline, according to the school board secretary.[7] State law allows candidates to claim exempt status from campaign finance reporting if contributions and expenditures do not exceed $1,000 during a calendar year.[8]

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Diane Barkmeier $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
John DeVantier $1,125.00 $609.93 $550.07
Sharon Fenlon $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Barry O'Connor $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates are key deadlines for the Appleton Area School District election in 2014:[9][6]

Deadline Event
December 1, 2013 First day to circulate nominating petitions
January 7, 2014 Last day to submit nominating petitions to county clerk
March 24, 2014 Last day to file pre-election campaign finance report
April 1, 2014 Election day
July 21, 2014 Last day to file continuing campaign finance report

Additional elections on the ballot

The Board of Education election will share the ballot with other local and county elections. Residents of Appleton will cast ballots for three members of the City Council. Outagamie County elections on April 1 include two seats on the Wisconsin Circuit Court and 36 county supervisor positions.[10]

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