John Ogletree Jr.

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John Ogletree Jr.
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Board Member, Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Position 5
Term ends
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionPastor and Founder, First Metropolitan Church
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John Ogletree Jr. currently holds Position 5 on the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School Board of Education. He was re-elected to the seat in an unopposed race on November 5, 2013.


Ogletree is the pastor and founder at First Metropolitan Church. He is married to Evelyn, and the pair have four children Johnny, Lambreni, Joseph and Jordan. He has resided within the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD area for 21 years and, prior to his election to the board, has served on multiple task forces in the district.[1]



See also: Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District elections (2013)


Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Position 5, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Ogletree, Jr. Incumbent 100% 17,857
Total Votes 17,857
Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Ogletree was not endorsed in this campaign.


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


Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Position 5, 3-year term, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Ogletree Jr. 60.5% 41,004
     Nonpartisan Bill Henderson 39.5% 26,816
Total Votes 67,820
Source: Cumulative Report, 2010 General and Special Elections Live," accessed October 8, 2013

Campaign themes


Ogletree described his reasons for running on the district's website in 2010:[1]

In your opinion, what critical challenges face the district, and what are possible solutions to address those issues? The first issue is inadequate financing of our district by Austin. We need to be strong advocates for adequate funding from the state and make cuts to our budget without sacrificing quality education. The next issue is maintaining a quality workforce. Quality education cannot take place without quality employees. We must compete with other districts and the private workforce by giving raises and valuing our employees. Another challenge is growth. We must continue to plan and meet the challenges that growth presents.

What was at stake?

As the third largest school district in Texas, Cy-Fair has had to balance having the resources necessary to educate all children within it. Candidates cited maintaining accountability and high standards, as well as adapting to the changing demographic and digital learning atmosphere as large issues in their campaigns.[3]

Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those seats were for Positions 5, 6 and 7, and all incumbents won re-election to the board.

About the district

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District is located in Harris County, TX
Cypress-Fairbanks 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.[4]


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%.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2010[4]
Race Houston city (%) Texas (%)
White 50.5 70.4
Hispanic or Latino 43.8 37.6
Black or African American 23.7 11.8
Asian 6.0 3.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 0.7
Two or More Races 3.3 2.7

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.[5][6]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Board Members: John Ogletree - Position 5 Accessed September 4, 2013
  2. Texas Ethics Commission Search Campaign Finance Reports, accessed December 26, 2013
  3. Inside, "Critical issues facing the district," accessed October 24, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Quick Facts Accessed August 19, 2013]
  5. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  6. 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.