Erin Grampp

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Erin Grampp
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Board Member, Spotsylvania County Public Schools, Berkeley District
Term ends
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 7, 2017
Term limitsN/A
High schoolCourtland High School
Bachelor'sMary Washington College
ProfessionBusiness owner
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Erin Grampp is the incumbent of the Berkeley District on the Spotsylvania County School Board. She first won election against incumbent J. Gilbert Seaux and challenger Mark Marshall on November 5, 2013.


Grampp is a lifelong resident of Spotsylvania County. She graduated from Courtland High School and from Mary Washington College with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. She owns a riding school that teaches aspects of horsemanship to students of all ages.[1]



See also: Spotsylvania County Public Schools elections (2013)


Grampp won election against fellow challenger Mark Marshall and incumbent J. Gilbert Seaux in the general election on November 5, 2013.


Spotsylvania County Public Schools, Berkeley District, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngErin Grampp 47.9% 2,002
     Independent Mark Marshall 36.5% 1,527
     Independent J. Gilbert Seaux Incumbent 15% 627
     Independent Write-in Votes 0.6% 25
Total Votes 4,181
Source: Spotsylvania County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Grampp was endorsed by the Spotsylvania County Republican Party and a University of Mary Washington economics professor.[1]


Grampp reported $14,875 in contributions and $14,850 to The Free Lance-Star, which left her campaign with $25 on hand.[2]

Campaign themes

For her campaign, Grampp stated the following on her website:[3]

  • Fresh ideas at all levels!
  • Focus funding on classroom needs
  • Apply employers’ expectations in classes to prepare students for careers
  • Improve discipline in classrooms
  • Foster productive teacher-pupil relations based in trust and mutual respect
  • Incentivize teachers’ compensation
  • Make schools safer/improve security
  • Provide more paths to higher education, not only colleges
  • Facilitate parent & taxpayer budget committees that look at the annual budget from scratch, not merely adding more to the previous year
  • Avoid “cookie-cutter approach” to teaching; Broaden methodology; Foster excellence in all general areas of interest

Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.

What was at stake?

Three seats were up for election on the Spotsylvania County School Board on November 5, 2013. The Battlefield and Berkeley Districts were filled by new members, while Lee Hill District incumbent Amanda Blalock retained her seat.

About the district

Spotsylvania County Public Schools is located in Spotsylvania County, VA
Spotsylvania County Public Schools is located in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Spotsylvania County is home to 122,397 residents.[4]


In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Spotsylvania County overperformed in these areas by a fairly wide margin. The graduation rate was 88.2% compared to 86.6% statewide. The average household income was $78,299 compared to $63,302 in the entire state. Spotsylvania County had a poverty rate of 7.7%, while the poverty rate for Virginia was 10.7%.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2010[4]
Race Spotsylvania County (%) Virginia (%)
White 78.2 71.1
Black 15.8 19.7
Hispanic or Latino 8.0 8.4
Asian 2.4 6.0
American Indian 0.4 0.5
Two or More Races 3.0 2.6

Presidential Voting Pattern[5]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 43.4 54.9
2008 46.0 52.9
2004 36.6 62.8
2000 38.4 59.2

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[6][7]

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