Deborah Jensen

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Deborah Jensen
Board Member, Spring Independent School District, Position 1
Term ends
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of California at Los Angeles
Master'sUniversity of Hartford
Ph.D.Texas A&M University
ProfessionCo-Director of Programming and Implementation
Deborah Jensen currently holds Position 1 on the Spring Independent School Board, where she also serves as Board Assistant Secretary. She was re-elected to the board in an unopposed race on November 5, 2013.


Dr. Jensen is currently the Co-Director of Programming and Implementation of the Southeast Regional T-STEM Center. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles, a Master’s degree in Biology from the University of Hartford, teaching certification from Sam Houston State University and a Doctorate degree in Educational Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M University. She is the grandparent of three Spring ISD students.[1]



See also: Spring Independent School District elections (2013)


Spring Independent School District, Position 1, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDeborah Jensen Incumbent 100% 3,367
Total Votes 3,367
Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Jensen was not endorsed in this campaign.


Jensen reported no contributions or expenditures to the Texas Ethics Commission.[2]


Spring Independent School District, Position 1, 3-year term, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDeborah Jensen 49% 7,827
     Nonpartisan Lora Lee Hedrick 19.7% 3,141
     Nonpartisan Scott Brittain 18% 2,866
     Nonpartisan Ruth Watson 13.3% 2,128
Total Votes 15,962
Source: Cumulative Report, 2010 General and Special Elections Live," accessed October 8, 2013

What was at stake?

Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013 covering Positions 1, 2 and 3. The two incumbents in Positions 1 and 3 retained their seats, while newcomer Chris A. Bell was elected to the board in Position 2.

About the district

Spring Independent School District is located in Harris County, TX
Spring ISD is located in Houston, Texas, which is also a seat of Harris County, Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Houston is home to 2,099,451 residents.[3]


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%.[3]

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