John H. Hicks Jr.

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John H. Hicks Jr.
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Board Member, Bedford County Public Schools, District 3
Incumbent
Term ends
2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2012
Next generalNovember 7, 2017
Term limitsN/A
John H. Hicks Jr. is the current District 3 seat holder on the Bedford County School Board. He was elected in 2012 to fill a vacancy and to finish out a four-year term. He was re-elected in an unopposed race on November 5, 2013.

Elections

2013

See also: Bedford County Public Schools elections (2013)

Opposition

Hicks was re-elected in an unopposed race on November 5, 2013.

Results

Bedford County Public Schools, District 3, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngJohn H. Hicks Jr. Incumbent 99.2% 3,265
     Independent Write-in votes 0.8% 25
Total Votes 3,290
Source: Bedford County, Virginia, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013

Endorsements

Hicks was not endorsed in this campaign.

Funding

Hicks reported no contributions or expenditures to the Virginia State Board of Elections.[1]

2012

Bedford County Public Schools, District 3, 4-year term, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngJohn H. Hicks, Jr. 60.2% 2,979
     Independent Eric D. Thompson 39.3% 1,944
     N/A Write-in Votes 0.4% 22
Total Votes 4,945
Source: Bedford County, Virginia, "November 2012 General Election Official Results," accessed October 2, 2013

What was at stake?

Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those seats were for Districts 2, 3 and 4 and occupied by Jason W. Johnson, John H. Hicks Jr. and Gary Hostutler, respectively. They were all re-elected in unopposed races.

About the district

Bedford County Public Schools is located in Bedford County, VA
Bedford County Public Schools is located in Bedford County, Virginia. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Bedford County is home to 68,676 residents.[2]

Demographics

In terms of graduation rate and average household income, Bedford County underperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 85.6% compared to 86.6% statewide. The average household income was $56,021 compared to $63,302 in the entire state. Conversely, Bedford County had a lower poverty rate of 8.9%, while the poverty rate for Virginia was 10.7%.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2010[2]
Race Bedford County (%) Virginia (%)
White 91.4 71.1
Black 6.0 19.7
Hispanic or Latino 1.8 8.4
Asian 1.1 6.0
American Indian 0.3 0.5
Two or More Races 1.2 2.6

Presidential Voting Pattern[3]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 27.3 71.3
2008 30.7 68.2
2004 29.0 69.8
2000 31.2 65.9

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.[4]

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