|Board Member, Arlington Public Schools, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November 7, 2017|
|Bachelor's||Massachusetts Maritime Academy|
|Master's||University of Virginia|
|Service/branch||U.S. Army Lieutenant Commander|
|Years of service||25|
Lander was educated in the Philadelphia Public Schools. He has his Bachelor's degree in Marine Engineering from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and his Master’s degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. He is a retired officer, having ascended to the rank of lieutenant commander during his service and completing more than 25 years of combined active and reserve experience. He currently works as the veterans and military families national program manager for Goodwill Industries International.
Lander won re-election in an unopposed race on November 5, 2013.
|Arlington Public Schools, At-Large, 4-year term, 2013|
|Independent||James Lander Incumbent||96.1%||51,945|
|Source: Arlington County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013|
In May 2013, Lander won the endorsement of the Arlington County Democratic Party, beating out Barbara Kanninen, by 47 votes in a two-day caucus.
Lander reported $12,423.30 in contributions and $10,513.02 in expenditures to the Virginia State Board of Elections, which left his campaign with $1,910.28 on hand.
|Arlington Public Schools, At-Large, 2009|
|Independent||James S. Lander||96.7%||42,490|
Lander stated his major campaign priorities as the following:
- Expanding critical programs in Arlington Public Schools
- Empowering parents to be active participants in their children’s education
- Engaging the community to support the schools and students
What was at stake?
One seat was up for election on the Arlington Public School board. Board Vice Chair James Lander was re-elected in an unopposed race.
About the districtArlington County, Virginia. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Arlington County is home to 207,627 residents.
In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Arlington County overperformed in these areas by a fairly wide margin. The graduation rate was 92.6% compared to 86.6% statewide. The average household income was $99,651 compared to $63,302 in the entire state. Arlington County had a poverty rate of 7.1%, while the poverty rate for Virginia was 10.7%.
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.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "James + Lander + Arlington + Public + Schools + Virginia"
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- Re-elect for Arlington School Board — James S. Lander About James, accessed October 7, 2013
- The Washington Post Incumbent James Lander wins Democratic endorsement for Arlington School Board, accessed October 2, 2013
- Virginia State Board of Elections Campaign Finance Reports, accessed December 19, 2013
- Re-elect for Arlington School Board — James S. Lander Priorities, accessed October 7, 2013
- Quick Facts Accessed September 18, 2013]
- Virginia State Board of Elections, "Election Results," accessed September 18, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.