Central Bucks School District elections (2013)

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2013 Central Bucks 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
Pennsylvania
Central Bucks School District
Bucks County, Pennsylvania ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Pennsylvania
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Four seats on the Central Bucks School Board were up for election on November 5, 2013. The candidate field was narrowed in a primary election held on May 21, 2013

Jerel P. Wohl, Paul B. Faulkner, Stephen Corr and John Gamble ran unopposed and won the Region 4, Region 5, Region 7 and Region 9 seats.

About the district

See also: Central Bucks School District, Pennsylvania
Central Bucks School District is located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Central Bucks School District covers the boroughs of Chalfont, Doylestown and New Britain and Buckingham Township, Doylestown Township, New Britain Township, Plumstead Township, Warrington Township and Warwick Township in Bucks County, which is located in eastern Pennsylvania. The county has a population of 627,053.[1]

Demographics

The county outperforms the state in education and median household income. According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents with a high school degree (92.4%) is higher than the state of Pennsylvania (87.9%) and the percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher is higher in Bucks County (34.7%) compared to the state overall (26.7%). The median household income in Bucks County is $76,019 compared to Pennsylvania's statewide median of $51,651.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Bucks County (%) Pennsylvania (%)
White 90.1 83.5
Black or African American 3.9 11.4
American Indian and Alaska Native .3 0.3
Asian 4.3 2.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.5 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 4.6 6.1

Presidential Voting Pattern[2]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 50.0 48.8
2008 54.0 45.0
2004 51.1 48.3
2000 46.29


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 Central Bucks School Board consists of nine members elected to four-year terms. The members of the board represent certain regions in the district and are elected by voters in those regions. The primary election for the Central Bucks School Board was held on May 21, 2013 and the general election was held on November 5, 2013. Four seats were up for election on November 5, 2013 and the remaining five seats are up for election in November 3, 2015.[4]

Elections

2013

Candidates

The following candidates were on the November 5, 2013 ballot.

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Election results

Central Bucks School District, Region 4 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Cross filed Green check mark transparent.pngJerel Wohl Incumbent 100% 1,212
Total Votes 1,212
Source: Bucks County Election Results, "School District - Central Bucks School District SD," accessed December 24, 2013


Central Bucks School District, Region 5 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Cross filed Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Faulkner Incumbent 100% 1,244
Total Votes 1,244
Source: Bucks County Election Results, "School District - Central Bucks School District SD," accessed December 24, 2013


Central Bucks School District, Region 7 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Corr Incumbent 100% 790
Total Votes 790
Source: Bucks County Election Results, "School District - Central Bucks School District SD," accessed December 24, 2013


Central Bucks School District, Region 9 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Cross filed Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Gamble Incumbent 100% 1,158
Total Votes 1,158
Source: Bucks County Election Results, "School District - Central Bucks School District SD," accessed December 24, 2013


Endorsements

No candidates received any endorsements for their campaigns.

Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Bucks County Board of Elections.[5]

Past elections

What was at stake?

Four seats, including President Stephan Corr's and Vice President Paul Faulkner's seats, were at stake in this election. All four incumbents, Stephan Corr, Paul Faulkner, John Gamble and Jerel P. Wohl sought re-election to their seats.[6]

Key deadlines

The following were key deadlines for the Central Bucks School Board election.[7]

Deadline Event
February 19, 2013 First day for filing nominating petitions
March 12, 2013 Last day to file nominating petitions
March 27, 2013 Last day to withdraw from ballot
May 21, 2013 Primary election day
August 1, 2013 Last day to circulate and file nomination papers nominating independent candidates
August 8, 2013 Last day for candidates who have filed nomination papers to withdraw
August 12, 2013 Last day for candidates nominated at the Primary to withdraw
August 22, 2013 Last day to file substituted nominations
September 16, 2013 First day to receive Official Absentee Ballot Applications
October 7, 2013 Last day an elector may register to vote or make change to their voting record to be eligible for the General Election
November 1, 2013 Last day to receive Official Absentee Ballots in County Board of Elections by 5:00 PM
November 4, 2013 Election day

Additional elections on the ballot

In addition to the school board race, residents of Bucks County had statewide, countywide, and citywide items on the ballot. They voted on a Judge of the Superior Court in a statewide race. They also voted for attorney general, sheriff, prothonotary, recorder of deeds, controller, and four district judges in a countywide race. There were also mayoral, council, auditor, judge of election, and inspector of election races in various townships and boroughs.[8]

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