Council Rock School District elections (2013)

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

Denise Brooks, Andy Block and Kyle Mckessy ran unopposed and won in Region 3, Region 8 and Region 9, while Mark Byelich defeated Edward Mayer in Region 6.

About the district

See also: Council Rock School District, Pennsylvania
Council Rock School District is located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Council Rock School District is located in lower Bucks County, which is in southeastern Pennsylvania. The county is home to 627,053 residents.[1]

Demographics

The county outperforms the state in median household income, poverty rate, and higher education. According to the 2010 Census, the median household income in Bucks County is $76,019 compared to Pennsylvania's statewide median of $51,651. The rate of residents below the poverty level in Bucks County is 5.2% while the state rate is 12.6. The percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher is higher in Bucks County is 34.7% compared to the state overall 26.7%.[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 46.3

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, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[3]

Method of board member selection

The Council Rock School Board consists of nine members elected to four-year terms. The members of the board are elected by voters in nine district regions. The primary election for the Council Rock 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.

Elections

2013

Candidates

Election Results

Council Rock School District, Region 3 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Cross filed Green check mark transparent.pngDenise Brooks 100% 1,716
Total Votes 1,716
Source: Bucks County Election Results, "School District - Council Rock School District SD," accessed December 24, 2013


Council Rock School District, Region 6 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Byelich 53% 1,091
     Democrat Edward Mayer 47% 966
Total Votes 2,057
Source: Bucks County Election Results, "School District - Council Rock School District SD," accessed December 24, 2013


Council Rock School District, Region 8 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Cross filed Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Block 100% 2,200
Total Votes 2,200
Source: Bucks County Election Results, "School District - Council Rock School District SD," accessed December 24, 2013


Council Rock School District, Region 9 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Cross filed Green check mark transparent.pngKyle McKessy Incumbent 100% 1,421
Total Votes 1,421
Source: Bucks County Election Results, "School District - Council Rock School District SD," accessed December 24, 2013


Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Bucks County Board of Elections.[4]

Endorsements

No candidates received any official endorsements.

Past elections

What was at stake?

Four seats were at stake in the upcoming school board election. Kyle Mckessy was the only incumbent running for re-election.

Key deadlines

The following were key deadlines for the Council Rock School Board election.[5]

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 5, 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 was also mayoral, council, auditor, judge of election, and inspector of election races in various townships and boroughs.[6]

See also

External links

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