Chris Merk

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Chris Merk
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Candidate for
Council Bluffs Board of Education, At-large
Elections and appointments
Next generalSeptember 10, 2013
Term limitsN/A

Chris Merk is a candidate for an at-large seat on the Council Bluffs Board of Education. She will face fellow challengers Ariel Bloom, Scott Hansen, Jill Ogg-Gress, Susan Riley, Ed Shada and Mike Wallner in the September 10, 2013 general election.

Elections

2013

See also: Council Bluffs Community School District elections (2013)

Merk is seeking election to the board against six fellow challengers in the September 10, 2013 general election. There are three seats on the board available with each member serving a four-year term.

About the district

See also: Council Bluffs Community School District, Iowa
Council Bluffs Community School District is located in Pottawattamie County, IA
Council Bluffs Community School District is located in Council Bluffs, Iowa, which is also a county seat of Pottawattamie County, Iowa. According to the 2010 US Census, Council Bluffs is home to 62,230 residents.[1]

Demographics

In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Council Bluffs underperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 86.7% compared to 90.3% statewide. The average household income was $42,844 compared to $50,451 in the entire state. Council Bluffs had a poverty rate of 16.0%, while the poverty rate for Iowa was 11.9%.[1]


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