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|Position            = Board Member, Houston Independent School District, District 9
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Clyde Lemon''' is a candidate for the District 9 seat on the [[Houston Independent School District, Texas|Houston Independent School Board]]. He is seeking election of the seat against challengers [[Wanda Adams]] and [[Coretta Mallet-Fontenot]] on November 5, 2013. Longtime incumbent Lawrence Marshall chose not to seek re-election of his seat.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Clyde Lemon''' was a candidate for the District 9 seat on the [[Houston Independent School District, Texas|Houston Independent School Board]]. He lost election of the seat to challengers [[Wanda Adams]] and [[Coretta Mallet-Fontenot]] on November 5, 2013. Longtime incumbent Lawrence Marshall chose not to seek re-election of his seat.  
  
 
==Biography==
 
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:: ''See also: [[Houston Independent School District elections (2013)]]''
 
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====Opposition====
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'''Clyde Lemon''' is seeking election against fellow challengers [[Wanda Adams]] and [[Coretta Mallet-Fontenot]] on November 5, 2013.
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{{Election box 2013
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|Chamber=Houston Independent School District, District 9, 4-year term
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|winner1= Wanda Adams
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|candidate2= W. Clyde Lemon
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|candidate3= Coretta Mallet-Fontenot
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|votes1= 7995
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|votes2= 2038
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|votes3= 1198
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|ref=[http://www.harrisvotes.org/ElectionNight/ENR.aspx?L=E ''Harris County, Texas,'' "November 2013 General Election Unofficial Results," accessed November 5, 2013]
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Lemon stated that his motivation for running is putting the children first, and not allowing "distractions to interfere with the focus of being an advocate for the academic success of all the students of our school district."<ref>[http://stylemagazine.com/news/2013/jun/06/clyde-lemon-challenges-larry-marshall-re-claim-his/ Burt Levine ''Houston Style Magazine'' ''Clyde Lemon Challenges Larry Marshall to Re-Claim HISD Seat,'' published June 6, 2013]</ref>
 
Lemon stated that his motivation for running is putting the children first, and not allowing "distractions to interfere with the focus of being an advocate for the academic success of all the students of our school district."<ref>[http://stylemagazine.com/news/2013/jun/06/clyde-lemon-challenges-larry-marshall-re-claim-his/ Burt Levine ''Houston Style Magazine'' ''Clyde Lemon Challenges Larry Marshall to Re-Claim HISD Seat,'' published June 6, 2013]</ref>
  
==What's at stake?==
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==What was at stake?==
 
Trustees made the decision in May 2013 to change the magnet school policy now say that some campuses will lose a combined $2.3 million in extra funding next year. HISD is still struggling with the deep budget cuts in public education from 2011 and a property tax rate that is about to go up to fund pay raises and the district's Apollo program.<ref>[http://offthekuff.com/wp/?p=56553 Charles Kuffner, ''Off the Kuff,'' "Demagnetized," published October 19, 2013]</ref>
 
Trustees made the decision in May 2013 to change the magnet school policy now say that some campuses will lose a combined $2.3 million in extra funding next year. HISD is still struggling with the deep budget cuts in public education from 2011 and a property tax rate that is about to go up to fund pay raises and the district's Apollo program.<ref>[http://offthekuff.com/wp/?p=56553 Charles Kuffner, ''Off the Kuff,'' "Demagnetized," published October 19, 2013]</ref>
  
'''Five seats''' are up for election on November 5, 2013. Those seats are for districts 1, 5, 6, 7 and 9. Longtime incumbent Lawrence Marshall has decided not to run for re-election of District 9.
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'''Five seats''' were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those seats were for Districts 1, 5, 6, 7 and 9. Longtime incumbent Lawrence Marshall decided not to run for re-election of District 9.
  
 
==About the district==
 
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Clyde Lemon
Clyde Lemon.jpeg
Board Member, Houston Independent School District, District 9
Former Candidate
Elections and appointments
Last election1997
First elected1995
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPrairie View A & M University
J.D.Texas Southern University's Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Marine Major
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Clyde Lemon was a candidate for the District 9 seat on the Houston Independent School Board. He lost election of the seat to challengers Wanda Adams and Coretta Mallet-Fontenot on November 5, 2013. Longtime incumbent Lawrence Marshall chose not to seek re-election of his seat.

Biography

Lemon grew up in northeast Houston and graduated from Smiley High School. He completed his Bachelor's degree at Prairie View A & M University. He earned a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps through the Navy ROTC program. Following graduation he was stationed at Quantico, Virginia and subsequently took command of a Combat Engineer platoon in Okinawa, Japan. Lemon previously served on the HISD school board from 1995 to 1997.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Houston Independent School District elections (2013)

Results

Houston Independent School District, District 9, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngWanda Adams 71.2% 7,995
     Nonpartisan W. Clyde Lemon 18.1% 2,038
     Nonpartisan Coretta Mallet-Fontenot 10.7% 1,198
Total Votes 11,231
Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Unofficial Results," accessed November 5, 2013

1997

Houston Independent School District, District 9, General Election, 1997
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngClyde Lemon Incumbent 45% 10,110
     Nonpartisan Lawrence Marshall 30.8% 6,907
     Nonpartisan Mary W. Houston 24.2% 5,436
Total Votes 22,453
Houston Independent School District, District 9, Run-off Election, 1997
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLawrence Marshall 50.9% 11,717
     Nonpartisan Clyde Lemon Incumbent 49.1% 11,317
Total Votes 23,034

Campaign themes

Lemon stated that his motivation for running is putting the children first, and not allowing "distractions to interfere with the focus of being an advocate for the academic success of all the students of our school district."[2]

What was at stake?

Trustees made the decision in May 2013 to change the magnet school policy now say that some campuses will lose a combined $2.3 million in extra funding next year. HISD is still struggling with the deep budget cuts in public education from 2011 and a property tax rate that is about to go up to fund pay raises and the district's Apollo program.[3]

Five seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those seats were for Districts 1, 5, 6, 7 and 9. Longtime incumbent Lawrence Marshall decided not to run for re-election of District 9.

About the district

Houston Independent School District is located in Harris County, TX
Houston ISD is located in Houston, Texas, which is also a seat of Harris County, Texas. According to the 2010 US Census, Houston is home to 2,099,451 residents.[4] Alief encompasses 36.6 square miles near the southeastern Texas border.

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%.[4]

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